International Material Flow Management (IMAT) Program

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

Program Description

International Material Flow Management (IMAT) Program

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

Overview

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 APU’s 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 fieldwork 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).

Dual Degree Program

IMAT Japan Curriculum

Degrees:

  • Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy (from APU)
  • Master of Engineering Degree in International Material Flow Management (from the Trier University of Applied Sciences)

Enrollment Semester: September

Program Duration: 2 years

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.

Eligibility

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent degree (engineering background is not required).
  • Proof of language proficiency (contact us for detailed requirements).

Scholarships

APU offers a Tuition Reduction Scholarship which can be applied for through the regular application process. All applicants can apply for this scholarship, and they will be notified whether they can receive any tuition reduction with their final results. Tuition Reductions range from 30%, 50%, 65%, 80%, and 100%.

Application Period for September 2018 enrollment:

March 1st, 2018 to April 18th, 2018

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Last updated February 12, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2018
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2 years
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2,800,000 JPY
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Germany - Birkenfeld, Rhineland Palatinate
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Japan - Beppu
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*Additional fees while in Germany