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"On-the-Job Training" Education Program(Jitsumu-Kunren)

About the "On-the-Job Training" (OJT) Education Program

Significance and objectives of the OJT Education Program at TUT

To meet the social demand for "fostering engineers with practical and creative abilities," since its opening in 1976, TUT has turned out many students who have acquired advanced and extensive knowledge through its unified undergraduate to graduate education program, a unique feature of TUT.

However, along with rapid technological development, global-scale social problems have begun to surface, and it is necessary to work on solving these complicated problems in the future.

To foster researchers and engineers with practical and creative abilities, TUT has given students the opportunity to experience and become accustomed to the actual sites where researchers and engineers are solving complicated problems in the real world. This is very effective in fostering researchers and engineers who are needed in the 21st century, and in cultivating humanity as working members of society.

As a part of these efforts, TUT has provided the OJT program as a compulsory subject for all 4th-year undergraduate students. This OJT program as a part of the curriculum is clearly distinguished from a traditional internship, which has been a means of job hunting or as a way to support career development, something many universities have started to conduct in recent years. The training in the OJT program is very important in that students can obtain practical business experience and acquire a clear sense of purpose in their education. This is the most important feature of our OJT program.

Students targeted

All 4th-year undergraduate students (about 450 students)

Time & period of implementation

Two months (7 weeks) from the beginning of January to the end of February in the 4th year of undergraduate school (before advancing to graduate school)

Locations

In Japan Companies, national or municipal institutions, etc.
Overseas Companies, universities, research institutes, etc.

Handling of the OJT program in the curricula

  1. Compulsory subjects (6 credits)
  2. At the end of the OJT program, student course results will be evaluated by the supervisor for the student, which will be based on the reports below and reviewed through an accomplishment debriefing session held after returning to TUT:
    • Evaluation sheet for the OJT program (submitted by the accepting institution)
    • Investigation report for the OJT program (submitted by the supervisor)
    • Report on the OJT program (submitted by the student)

Annual schedule

Jul. Inquire about acceptance to preferred institutions (about 700 institutions)
Aug. 1st orientation of the OJT program for students.
Receive an acceptance survey answer from institutions
Sep. - Oct. Student and institute matching
Nov. Request for student acceptance (sending student curriculum vitae)
Finalized acceptance from institution (receive written acceptance)
Dec. 2nd orientation of the OJT program for students
Request for assigned instructor in charge of the training (send a letter of appointment)
Jan. Start of the OJT
Jan. - Feb. Supervisor reviews the progress by visiting the training institution.
Feb. End of the OJT
Mar. Hold a reporting session, evaluation of training performance, and survey of the program

Accident insurance

All students are obligated to enroll for the following insurance policies:

  • "Personal accident insurance for students pursuing education and research" (enroll at the time of admission), maximum payment: 20,000,000 yen in the case of death
  • "On-the-job Training Insurance (accident insurance)" (enroll at the time of starting the training), maximum payment: 100,000,000 yen as personal & property reparations, 6,400,000 yen in the case of death

Others

  1. Completing training on campus
    Although the OJT should be done outside the university in principle, adult students, students who have difficulty in doing the training outside the university due to job hunting, and students under special circumstances are allowed to complete the OJT on campus.
  2. OJT Committee
    To handle the necessary details and university-wide coordination of program implementation, TUT has established the OJT Committee, which is comprised of faculty members.

OJT at Overseas Institutions

As the world economy becomes increasingly globalized, it is essential to develop professionals who can make an impact in a variety of fields on the global stage. To meet that demand, OJT at overseas institutions has been instituted and the number of students undergoing the training abroad is increasing.

Main destinations for dispatching students:

North America U.S.A, Canada
Europe Germany, Spain, France, Finland
Asia Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos

In order to further increase OJT overseas, TUT will focus on negotiating more agreements with host institutes around the world.

"Project-based Long-term Internship" Program

In order to enable students to engage in OJT at a more advanced level and for a longer period, TUT launched a new program in 2014.

This program extends the OJT program through the first quarter of graduate school. The program aims to have students explore practical problem solving in a specialized field from the planning stage to developing solutions at companies or research institutions.

1.Students targeted

4th-year undergraduate students who meet the following requirements:

  • Meet all graduate requirements upon completion of the OJT compulsory subject
  • Qualified and approved for admission to the TUT graduate school
  • Willing to go on to a doctoral program (not mandatory but desirable)

2.Time and period of implementation

"Project-based Long-term Internship" is a program that combines two months of the OJT (compulsory subject) and three months of Project-based OJT (elective subject). It is implemented as a single program throughout the entire period at a company or institution.

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3.Locations

In Japan Companies, national or municipal institutions, etc.
Overseas Companies, universities, research institutes, etc.

4.Handling of the "Project-based Long-term Internship" Program in curricula

  1. OJT (January to February): 6 credits as a compulsory subject.
    Project-based OJT (March to June): 2 credits as an elective subject.
  2. At the end of the "Project-based Long-term Internship program," student course results will be evaluated by the supervisor for the student, which will be based on the reports below and reviewed through an accomplishment debriefing session held after returning to TUT:
    • Evaluation sheet for the OJT program (submitted by the accepting institution)
    • Investigation report for the OJT program (submitted by the supervisor)
    • Report on the OJT program (submitted by the student)

5.Details of the Training

This program is not designed simply as a means to gain short-term experience or training but as a practical internship for the student to be engaged in practical problem solving for a specified longer period of time and by having a specific project theme and plan to be implemented.

In order to meet this program objective and maximize the educational achievements, the student supervisor will stay in close contact with prospective companies or institutions for the purpose of matching the student and developing the internship theme. Throughout this process, the highest consideration will be given to the education and research background of the student and his or her research plans in graduate school.

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