Hokkaido University School of Engineering Rules

(Effective as of April 1, 1995)
Hokkaido University Document No. 12

(Purposes)
Article 1. Necessary matters regarding the curriculum of Hokkaido University School of Engineering (hereinafter referred to as the “School”) shall be prescribed by these rules in addition to that prescribed in the Hokkaido University General Rules (HU Doc. No. 2 of 1995; hereinafter referred to as the “General Rules”).

(Objectives)
Article 1-2 The School aims, through providing its students with a broad knowledge and education regarding science technology, which is essential for the future development of human society, to develop personnel who have comprehensive understanding of science technology to deal with diversified fields of engineering and the specialized knowledge required of engineers or researchers, and who can adequately address challenges pertaining to technological development.

(Departments)
Article 2. The School will have the following four departments.

  • Department of Applied Science and Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Information Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical and Intelligent System Engineering
  • Department of Socio-Environmental Engineering

(Courses)
Article 3. The Departments listed below will each have the following courses available as specialty subjects.

  • (1) Department of Applied Science and Engineering: Course of Applied Physics and Engineering, Course of Applied Chemistry, Course of Materials Engineering
  • (2) Department of Electronics and Information Engineering: Course of Information Engineering, Course of Computer Science, Course of Electronics for Informatics, Course of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, Course of Media and Network Technologies, Course of Systems Science and Informatics
  • (3) Department of Mechanical and Intelligent System Engineering: Course of Mechanics and Information, Course of Mechanical Systems
  • (4) Department of Socio-Environmental Engineering: Course of Civil Engineering, Course of Public Policy Engineering, Course of Architecture, Course of Environmental Engineering, Course of Sustainable Resources Engineering

(Course Allocation)
Article 4. Students who have advanced to the second year of the School under the provisions of Article 3, Paragraph 1 of the General Rules shall be allocated to one course from each department (referred to as “course allocation” in the following paragraph)
2. Necessary matters regarding course allocation shall be separately prescribed by the Dean after deliberation by the Faculty Council.

(Maximum Duration of Enrollment)
Article 5. In the School, the maximum duration of enrollment for students may not exceed six years after advancement to the second year.

(Course Subjects and Credits)
Article 6. Course subjects and credits shall be as prescribed in the appended table.

(Standards for the Calculation of Credits)
Article 7. When calculating the number of credits for each course subject, one credit shall be basically composed of contents requiring 45 hours of study to complete. According to teaching methods, the number of credits shall be calculated in accordance with the following standards, considering the educational effects of the relevant courses, and necessary amount of study besides course hours. However, Liberal Arts and Sciences subjects shall be as prescribed in the Hokkaido University Rules on Liberal Arts and Sciences (HU Doc. No. 3 of 1995; hereinafter referred to as the “Liberal Arts Rules”).

  • (1) For lectures, one credit shall consist of 15 hours.
  • (2) For seminars, one credit shall consist of 15 or 30 hours.
  • (3) For laboratory classes and practical training, one credit shall consist of 30 or 45 hours.
  • (4) For the combined usage of lectures and seminars, one credit shall be the hours determined by the Dean, considering the standards prescribed in items (1) and (2).

(Procedure of Taking Subjects)
Article 8. To take course subjects, students shall notify the Dean of the course subjects they intend to take at the beginning of each semester.

(Registration at other Schools etc.)
Article 9. When wishing to take course subjects at other departments (excluding Liberal Arts and Sciences subjects) and International Exchange Subjects prescribed in the Hokkaido University International Exchange Subjects Rules (HU Doc. No. 50 of 1997), students may obtain the permission of the Dean and take the subjects. When at other schools, they shall obtain the permission of the Dean and the relevant Deans of their schools.
2. Credits acquired by students by taking course subjects pursuant to the preceding paragraph and the provisions of Article 6 in the Hokkaido University Rules on Registration and Study for the Students in the First Year (HU Doc. No. 317 of 2010; hereinafter referred to as the “First Year Rules”) may be included in the credits prescribed in Article 16.
3. The number of credits that can be included pursuant to the provision of the preceding paragraph shall be separately prescribed by the Dean.

(Registration at other Universities or Junior Colleges etc.)
Article 10. The School may, when deeming it to be beneficial from an educational standpoint, permit students to take course subjects at other universities or junior colleges, or to study abroad at foreign universities or junior colleges, after deliberation by the Faculty Council.
2. Credits or academic achievements acquired by students by taking course subjects pursuant to the provision of the preceding paragraph may be recognized as those acquired by taking course subjects at the School, to an extent not exceeding 60 credits in total when combined with the number of credits that may be recognized as having been acquired pursuant to Paragraph 2 of the preceding article and the provision of Article 7, Paragraph 2 in the First Year Rules.

(Learning at Educational Institutes other than Universities)
Article 10-2 The School may, when deeming it to be beneficial from an educational standpoint, deem the students’ time spent studying at junior colleges or at advanced courses of colleges of technology or other study specified separately by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to qualify as the study of course subjects at the School, and grant credits after deliberation by the Faculty Council.
2. The number of credits granted by the School pursuant to the provision of the preceding paragraph shall not exceed 60 credits in total when combined with the number of credits that may be recognized as having been acquired pursuant to Article 9, Paragraph 2, Paragraph 2 of the preceding article, and the provisions of Article 8, Paragraph 2 in the First Year Rules and Paragraph 2 of the preceding article.
3. The type of study to which the School can grant credits pursuant to the provision of Paragraph 1, and the process for recognizing credits shall be separately governed by the Dean after deliberation by the Faculty Council.

(Learning at Foreign Universities during Leaves of Absence)
Article 10-3 The School may, when deeming it to be beneficial from an educational standpoint, deem academic achievements acquired by students at foreign universities during leaves of absence to qualify as that acquired by taking course subjects at the School, after deliberation by the Faculty Council.
2. The number of credits that are deemed to have been acquired pursuant to the provision of the preceding paragraph shall not exceed 60 credits in total when combined with the number of credits that may be recognized as having been acquired pursuant to the provision of Article 9, Paragraph 2 and Article 10, Paragraph 2, as well as Paragraph 2 of the preceding article and Article 9, Paragraph 2 in the First Year Rules.

(Recognition of Credits Already Acquired before Admission and Handling of the Years of Enrollment)
Article 11. Credits acquired by students who have advanced to the second year of the School by taking course subjects at the University, other universities, or junior colleges before enrollment in the University (including the credits acquired as flex-access students by taking course subjects pursuant to the provisions of Article 31 of the University Establishment Standards (Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture Ordinance No. 28 of 1956) or Article 17 of the Junior College Establishment Standards (Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture Ordinance No. 21 of 1975) or academic achievements acquired at foreign universities or junior colleges (excluding the credits that were deemed to be those acquired in the first year pursuant to the provision of Article 10, Paragraph 1 in the First Year Rules) may be deemed to be those acquired by taking course subjects at the School after advancement to the second year.
2. Academic achievements pursuant to the provision of Article 10-2, Paragraph 2 acquired before admission to the University by students who have advanced to the second year of the School may be recognized as those acquired by taking course subjects at the School after advancement to the second year, and be granted credits by the School.
3. With regard to the credits other than those acquired at the University, the number of credits that are deemed to have been acquired pursuant to the provision of the preceding Paragraph 2, or that may be granted by the School shall not exceed 60 credits in total when combined with the number of credits that may be recognized as having been acquired at the School pursuant to the provisions of Article 10, Paragraph 2 and Article 10-2, Paragraph 2, as well as Paragraph 2 of the preceding article and those that may be recognized as having been acquired pursuant to the provision of Article 10, Paragraph 3 in the First Year Rules.
4. The range of course subjects that can be deemed to have been acquired pursuant to the provision of the preceding Paragraph 1, the type of study that can be granted credits pursuant to the provision of the preceding Paragraph 2, and the process for recognizing those credits shall be separately determined by the Dean after deliberation by the Faculty Council.
5. When students who have acquired certain credits (limited to those acquired after having obtained enrollment qualifications pursuant to the provision of Article 56 of the School Education Law; Act No. 26 of 1947) enroll in the School as flex-access students in the University (limited to those other than the students of universities or junior colleges), and when deemed to have completed part of the curriculum of the School by acquiring the relevant credits, considering the number of credits that are deemed to have been acquired after enrollment pursuant to the provision of the preceding Paragraph 1, the period spent acquiring the credits, and other necessary matters, the period spent acquiring the credits may be included in the years of enrollment in the School after deliberation by the Faculty Council. However, the period shall not exceed 2 years.

(Mid-course Entry etc.)
Article 12. If persons wish to be admitted to the School pursuant to the provision of Article 14 of the General Rules or to transfer between schools within the University or transfer from the graduate schools of other universities pursuant to the provision of Article 15 of the General Rules, the admission or transfer may be permitted after deliberation by the Faculty Council.
2. Necessary matters regarding mid-course entries etc. shall be separately determined by the Dean after deliberation by the Faculty Council.

(Period of Leaves of Absence)
Article 13. Students in the School may not take leaves of absence in excess of 4 years (including the period of leaves of absence in the first year).

(Examinations)
Article 14. Examinations shall be those for subjects and theses.
2. Subject examinations shall be conducted at the end of the semester in which classes in the relevant subjects ended. However, examinations may be conducted on an ad hoc basis if deemed necessary.
3. Thesis examinations shall be conducted for those who have passed the designated subject examinations.
4. Necessary matters regarding examinations shall be separately determined by the Dean after deliberation by the Faculty Council.
5. Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraphs, the examinations of Liberal Arts and Science subjects shall be as prescribed in the Liberal Arts Rules.

(Academic Achievement)
Article 15. Grades for course subjects shall be assessed as A (Excellent), B (Very good), C (Good), D (Satisfactory), or F (Fail), and A, B, C, and D shall be passing grades. However, seminars, laboratory classes, practical training, graduation theses and the like within course subjects (excluding Liberal Arts and Sciences subjects) shall be assessed as passed or not passed.

(Graduation Recognition)
Article 16. Those who have completed the designated course subjects and have acquired the designated credits in the School shall be eligible to graduate after deliberation by the Faculty Council.

(Credit Transfer Students)
Article 17. If there are students from other universities, or junior colleges in and outside Japan who wish to register specific course subjects and acquire credits in the School, permission may be granted as credit transfer students after deliberation by the Faculty Council.
2. Credit transfer students shall be permitted in every academic year or semester.
3. The provision of Article 14 shall apply mutatis mutandis to examinations pertaining to credit transfer students.

(International Students)
Article 18. International students who have been granted permission to be admitted pursuant to the provision of Article 46 of the General Rules may be treated as separate from the admissions capacity for regular students.

Supplementary Provisions

  1. These rules will come into effect from April 1, 1995.
  2. Notwithstanding the revised provisions of the Hokkaido University School of Engineering Rules, with regard to persons attending the University (hereinafter referred to as “current students”) as of March 31, 1995 and those who will enroll in the school year to which current students belong after April 1, 1995, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

(An omission)

Supplementary Provisions

  1. These rules will come into effect from April 1, 2009.
  2. Notwithstanding the revised provisions of the appended table, with regard to persons attending the University (hereinafter referred to as “current students” in this paragraph) as of March 31, 2009 and those who will enroll in the school year to which current students belong after April 1, 2009, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions

  1. These rules will come into effect from April 1, 2011.
  2. Notwithstanding the revised provisions of Articles 3-5, 9-11, 13, 14, 18 and the appended table, with regard to persons attending the University (hereinafter referred to as “current students” in this paragraph) as of March 31, 2011 and those who will enroll in the school year to which current students belong after April 1, 2011, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary provisions

  1. These rules will come into effect from April 1, 2012.
  2. Notwithstanding the revised provisions of the appended table, with regard to persons attending the University (hereinafter referred to as “current students” in this and Paragraph 4) as of March 31, 2012 and those who will enroll in the school year to which current students belong after April 1, 2012, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.
  3. Notwithstanding the preceding provisions, the provisions after revision pursuant to the revised provisions in the appended table (limited to the portion pertaining to specialty subjects) shall apply to those who have enrolled in the first year of the University after April 1, 2011 (hereinafter referred to as “persons admitted after 2011” in this paragraph) and in the school year to which persons admitted after 2011 belong.
  4. Notwithstanding the provision of the preceding Paragraph 2, the provisions after revision pursuant to the revised provisions in the appended table (limited to the portion pertaining to internship, internship I and internship II among specialty subjects) shall apply to current students and those who have enrolled in the school year to which current students belong.

(Appended table omitted)

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