The AMC course is an international undergraduate course in chemistry. It was established in 2011 under Global 30 Future Global Leadership program of Tohoku University. It is a fundamental chemistry course with an emphasis on materials science. The curriculum of the course offers students education and research training in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, biochemistry, and materials chemistry. The AMC course is designed to train future leaders in the field of materials science, which is playing an increasing role in the development of new technologies. In particular, the AMC course gives skills needed for identifying and solving research problems within science and technology. Lectures and laboratory classes are taught by faculty members in the Department of Chemistry and affiliated materials research institutes (IMR and IMRAM). The international character of the AMC course and its comprehensive curriculum will prepare students for global leadership roles in both academia and industry.
*Financial and housing supports to Japanese students who are accepted to the AMC course by the Global Entrance Examination are limited. The Japanese students can not apply for the Presidential Fellowship.
The AMC course is a 4-year bachelor course. It offers students training in the fundamental areas of chemistry, i.e., organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. In the first year, students are taught general science subjects and Japanese language. In the second year, general chemistry courses and general science laboratory classes are provided. In the third year, students can take electives on advanced topics in chemistry, start chemistry laboratory classes and engage in research projects under the direction of a faculty member by joining one of the research laboratories. In the fourth year, students continue work on their research project and prepare their graduation thesis.
＊IGPAS (International Graduate Program for Advanced Science) is the graduate program taught in English offered by Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University.
Studying chemistry and materials science prepares students for a variety of careers in industry, government, and academia. Chemists are employed by petrochemical firms, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, consumer chemical firms, environmental control laboratories, automotive companies and many other related firms. Students who earn M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees attain higher level positions and salaries. Examples of career paths include but are not limited to the following:
There is a recent trend for companies in Japan to recruit more motivated graduates, which provides good opportunities for international students looking for work experience in Japan, despite the trend towards a more intensely competitive job market. Japanese companies are actively recruiting at job fairs overseas to attract talented youngsters from competitive countries.
Collaboration of our faculty members provides various jobs opportunities for our graduates. Our Faculty Members have extended collaboration with domestic/international universities, research institutions; and world-wide renowned Japanese companies.