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).

Message from the IMAT Program Coordinator

IMAT in Japan:
http://www.imat-master.com/our-programmes/imat-in-japan/curriculum/

Degree 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 2019
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.
Screening Schedule
Who can Apply

Application Type
Overseas Applicants Domestic/
Internal Applicants

Application Deadline

Result Notification
IMAT Program Application 1 November 28, 2018 (Wed) January 21, 2018 (Mon)
IMAT Program Application 2 February 27, 2019 (Wed) April 8, 2018 (Mon)
IMAT Program Application 3 × April 3, 2019 (Wed) May 20, 2019 (Mon)
IMAT Program Application 4 × April 17, 2019 (Wed)
IMAT Program Application 5 × May 22, 2019 (Wed) July 1, 2019 (Mon)

Subjects

Students take Sustainability Science major subjects and a selection of IMAT subjects such as:

SAMPLE RESEARCH TOPICS

Additional Information