Department of Applied Chemistry

Educational Aims

Department of Applied ChemistryAt the Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyushu University, we train students to make new materials or molecules that enrich people’s lives. In so doing, we all contribute to making society safer, more secure and sustainable.

The training for this goal follows a relevant bachelor’s degree with a two-year master’s degree course. The principal focus of the master’s course is research, conducted in one of our many world-class laboratories and this research is further bolstered by two courses of academic study. The academic curriculum is subdivided into two broad disciplines of Functional Material Chemistry, focused on novel materials, and Molecular Biotechnology, which is focused on molecular applications. Which of these disciplines a student follows will depend on which laboratory a student joins, though some course topics are common to both. The curriculum has been designed to be flexible and allow students to study the subjects of most relevance to their research.

Following successful attainment of a master’s degree, students may enrol in a PhD course. At this point, students focus solely on their research, though they may choose to take part in postgraduate academic courses of special interest to them.

These degrees are about more than research and academic performance, however. Personal skills are also fostered, to allow researchers to solve problems from new perspectives and to set their own research agendas. Our overall aim is to produce creative, responsible researchers and original, cutting-edge ideas that influence the world for the better.

Admission Policies

Master's course

Successful applicants for the master’s course will need at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in chemistry or related materials science. They will further need to pass the relevant entrance exam for either the Functional Material Chemistry or Molecular Biotechnology course. As part of the overall application process, students should also demonstrate:

(1) A knowledge of professional ethics for researchers and engineers.

(2) The motivation to study independently.

(3) The necessary learning skills to support the international community (principally, but not necessarily, English).


Doctoral course

Successful applicants for the PhD course will need a master’s degree in chemistry or a related materials science subject. In addition to the qualities required for the master's program, students should demonstrate they have the ability to independently explore topics and promote their own research activities.


Education and research on logic, knowledge, and methods related to the creation and control of new substances and materials based on an understanding of chemistry-based substances at the atomic and molecular level, and the specialized knowledge and practicality subdivided and advanced from undergraduate courses A rich material society with the ability to make proposals and creativity to solve problems while accumulating a wide range of knowledge beyond specialized fields for cutting-edge basic research and technology development Develop researchers and engineers who can contribute to human welfare.
Department of Applied ChemistryDepartment of Applied Chemistry


  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Catalytic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Engineering
  • Biochemistry