Dual Degree Program : International Material Flow Management (IMAT)
About the IMAT Program
IMAT is a dual-degree program managed jointly by APU and the Institute of Applied Material Flow Management (IFaS), an innovative research institute of the Trier University of Applied Sciences (Germany). Students will spend their first year studying at APU and the second year at the Zero-Emission Campus Birkenfeld in Germany.
The program offers integrated knowledge in engineering, economics, law and natural and social sciences. In addition to the learning goals of the Sustainability Science division, IMAT offers multidisciplinary courses to prepare students to become young professionals in zero emission systems design with profound knowledge in renewable energy, integrated water resource management and other sustainable community development areas. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct field work in Japan and participate in an internship in Germany. IMAT students will have to submit a master’s thesis to IfaS in Germany. A concise summary of this thesis is to be submitted to APU in the form of a research report. Upon completion of the program, students receive two master’s degrees, a Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy (from APU) and a Master of Engineering in International Material Flow Management (from Trier University of Applied Sciences).
Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy (from APU)
Master of Engineering in International Material Flow Management (from Trier University of Applied Sciences)
|Division||Sustainability Science (SS)|
|Program Duration||2 years|
|Enrollment Semester||September 2017|
|Application Period||Feb 6, 2017 (Mon) - Apr 5, 2017 (Wed)|
|Total Tuition||2,800,000 JPY|
|Program Fee||100,000 JPY per semester (400,000 JPY total)|
|Administration Fee in Germany||172 Euros per semester (344 Euros total)
※Amount subject to change.
Students take Sustainability Science major subjects and a selection of IMAT subjects such as:
- Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategies and Carbon Trading
- Zero Emission, Circular Economy and Regional Material Flow Management
- Principles of Industrial Material Flow Management
- Regional Material Flow Management
SAMPLE RESEARCH TOPICS
- Current Situation and Challenges of Biomass Town: Case Study of Hita City, Japan
- Waste–To–Wealth Potentials Of Municipal Solid Waste: The Case Of Ga-East Municipal Assembly, Ghana
- Measures for Scarce Water Resource in Fukuoka City, Japan
- Off-Grid RET Barriers and Supports in Developing Countries with Case Study of Solar Home System in Cambodia