Our degree offers a broad education in fundamental and applied aspects of the bioresource sciences.  On this page you can find a list of courses available in English. 


Foundation-level Courses

Foundation level courses help students develop core skills required for future studies in bioresource sciences.

Physics (EG02011, FallAB, Thu 4)

Introduction to physics for life and environmental sciences. Basic areas of mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves will be covered..

Mathematics (EG02023, FallAB, Fri 5)

Introduction to mathematics for life and environmental sciences covers application of calculus using applied differentiation and integration, logarithmic and exponential functions, first order differential equations, matrix and probability. This course emphasizes to solve problems related to life and environmental sciences using a wide array of mathematical solutions.

Advanced Mathematics (EG02041, SprAB, Thu 6)

In this course, students will have a short review of applied calculus and introduces with the advanced mathematics sections like geometrical meaning of differential equations,  solution of ordinary and partial differential equations, numerical analysis and Laplace transformation. These advanced mathematical skills will be invaluable to them to interpret the concepts of modeling of real world problems related to life and environmental sciences.

Chemistry I (EG02211, FallA, Tue / Fri 6)

Introduction to general chemistry for life and environmental sciences.

Chemistry II (EG02221, FallB, Tue / Fri 6)

Introduction to general chemistry for life and environmental sciences.

Chemistry III (EG02231, FallC, Tue 4 / Thu 5)

Introduction to general chemistry for life and environmental sciences.

Transferable Skills

These courses aim to develop students core skills essential to study at higher levels.

Technical English IS (EG00112, Spr ABC, Wed 5)

This course aims to help students develop abilities necessary for science communication in English.

Technical English IF (EG00122, FallABC, Wed 5)

This course aims to help students develop abilities necessary for science communication in English.

Technical English IIS (EG00212, SprABC, Wed 4)

This course aims to help students develop abilities necessary for science communication in English.

Technical English IIF (EG00222, FallABC, Wed 4)

This course aims to help students develop abilities necessary for science communication in English.

Major Courses

Major courses allow students to explore a range of topics in bioresoience sciences at a deeper level, helping students decide the field for their research year.

World Food and Agriculture (EG50011, FallAB, Fri2)

This course introduces crop plants, domestic animals and their production in the world, in relation to economic and environmental issues.

Biochemistry (EG50041, Spring AB, Thu 4/5)

Advanced biochemistry covers a wide area including molecular cell biology, molecular genetics, biotechnology, metabolism, and relates all current biological sciences. In this year, experts of three major classes of the organisms (microorganisms, plants, animals) give lectures from the professional points of view. This course provides an introduction to biochemistry for the undergraduates who are able to learn basic to applied knowledge of life and environmental sciences.

Animal Production (EG60041; Spr AB, Thu 3)

Animal production and grain production are two of the most important human inventions. In the present lecture, basic concepts of domestic animals production, i.e. animal husbandry, animal reproduction and animal nutrition will be covered.

Biotechnology in Domestic Animals (EG60051; Fall AB, Tue 4)

The aim of the course is to provide basic information on the current status of biotechnology in domestic animals.

Animals and Animal Products in Human Life (EG60061)

This course aims to provide an understanding on the basic principles of human-animal relationship. Topics on how animal and animal products contribute to the human life will be discussed.

Food Functionality (EG60071; Fall C, Tue 5/6)

Lectures will cover the topics in advanced food functionality including anti cancer, anti allergy, anti stress, anti obesity, neuronal regulation, melanogenesis regulation and the bioavailability of functional food factors.

Soil Science (EG6011; Fall B)

Fundamental ascpects of soils with regard to their genesis, physicochemical properties, management and the related environmental issues will be lectured, and the discussion on some selected  topics will be treated as more advanced understanding of present status of soils in the changing world.

Environmental Ecological Engineering (EB60111; Fall AB, Wed 3)

Lecture covers eco-engineering technologies to restore deteriorated environments including following major existing issues; 1) Rehabilitation of enclosed water bodies in terms of water and sediment quality improvement, 2)Biomass energy as a renewable energy and its effect on reduction of green house gas emission, 3) Impact of aquacultural industries on coastal environment including mangrove forest.

Food Process Engineering (EG60121; Spr AB, Wed 3)

This course introduces basic principles of fluid flow, heat transfer, and mass transfer phenomena, along with the application of these principles to the unit operations most commonly used in food processing, such as thermal processing, cooling, freezing, centrifugation, filtration, drying, size reduction and emulsification.

Environmental Colloid Engineering (EG60161; Spr C)

Applications of colloid and interface science to environmental issue and its basis are given.  Focus will be placed on the floccuation which is important to control soil and water quality. Current topics related to microbiology and ecosystem will be lectured.

Biomass Conversion (EG60191; Sum Vac)

This course is designed to help you develop and understanding of the complex processes of biomass conversion. Lectures and discussions will focus on biomass sources, biomass conversion technology and process.

Seminar in Applied Biological Chemistry (EG60232; Spr AB, Fri 5/6)

The purpose of the course is to introduce and discuss the applied life sciences related to biochemistry of plant molecules, molecular and developmental biology, biology for gene regulations, ecological molecular microbiology, biomimetic chemistry, bioreaction engineering.

Seminar in Agricultural Economics and Sociology (EG60252; By appointment)

This course aims to introduce the present issues of agricultural and forestry economics, and discuss the roles of rural society, farm management and forestry planning.

Seminar in Quantitative Food Economics (EG60272; Fall C, By appointment)

Exercises in estimation of food production and consumption based on economic theories, and discussions are performed to analyze the factors  controlling supply and demand of foods.

Seminar in International Agrobiological Resource Sciences (EG60282)

This course aims to provide information for resource plants and animals, methods and examples of field survey, and effective use for agriculture and industry.

Microbiology (EG60361; Fall C, Thu 3,4)

This lecture will introduce you basic microbiology including;
1, Diversity of microorganisms
2, Cell-structures
3, Metabolisms
4, Genetics
5, Their use in our life

Economics of Resource and Environment (EG60401)

Lectures will cover the topics in agricultural economy and resouce and environment including forest.

Biomaterial Science (EG60411; Fall AB, Tue 2)

Fundamentals and applications of paper science and papermaking engineering will be given and they cover chemical structures of polysaccharides constituting fibers, pulping methods for extracting fibers from wood, papermaking technology such as beating, forming, calendering and coating, and geometrical, mechanical, optical, water-related properties of paper as well as latest research topics.

Soil and Water Bio-Engineering (EG60421; Spr C, Intensive)

The course will be aimed at undergraduates and focus on discussing the science, technology and engineering for achieving sustainable soil and water systems. We will cover several important, emerging topics related to bio-technologies and bio-engineering for sustainable soil and water management. This course also covers a wide range of sectors of major concern in the development of bioengineering, including green energy, green water supply, green manufacturing, green agriculture, and green tourism / ecosystem service, from the perspective of soil-water nexus. This course generally covers three parts, namely (1) implementation of green sciences, (2) deployment of green technology and engineering, and (3) development of green services and its challenges.

Elementary Applied Thermodynamics (EG60491; Spr AB, Mon 4)

Thermodynamics is one of most fundamental subject when biological and envieromental issues are treated. In this lecture, the elementary thermodynamics will be explained with an orientation toward an application in life and environmental science. Lecture will start the concept of equilibrium system with an example of Brownian motion. It will be followed by the first and the second law of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic function, the concept of Gibbs free energy, chemical potential. Many example will be cited from the field of Colloid and Interface Science. Those, who want to join the lecture of environmental colloid engineering are strongly recommended to join this lecture.

Practical Plant Biotechnology (EG60511; Spr AB, Thu 5)

Plant cell, tissue and organ cultures for crop improvement will be introduced as conventional biotechnologies. The current status of of genetically modified (GM) crops and the genome editing technology will be introduced.

Water Resources Management Engineering (EG60551; Spr C, By appointment)

This lecture aims to provide a fundamental understandings of water resources by giving introductory hydraulics and hydrology, natures of river flow, water use in various sectors with a special focus on irrigation, water resources development and management, hydrologic statistics,  as well as institutional system for water.

Water Environmental Management Technology (EG60561; Spr C)

Lecture covers ecological technologies to restore water environments in enclosed water bodies with deteriorated sediment and water quality. Lecture also covers a case study of Lake Kasumigaura Water Renovation Project where several research studies was performed to rehabilitate water environment in large scale.

Introduction to Industrial Ecology (EG60571; Spr AB, Tue 2)

One of the biggest challenges societies face is decoupling economic 
growth from environmental pressure within the limits of the earth’s 
carrying capacity. The highly inefficient use of natural resources from 
extraction to final disposal produces wastes and releases to air, water 
and soil. This course introduces the mechanisms and tools necessary to 
overcome this challenge through Industrial Ecology (IE). IE focuses on 
promoting industrial activities similar to processes in nature. This is 
achieved by optimizing energy and material resource use while minimizing 
and/or avoiding waste and pollution release. The course outlines the 
tools to achieve this goal including resource use optimization through 
the 3R Initiative, Life Cycle Assessment, and Material Flow Analysis. 
The course will also address the technical and management aspects 
including Environmental Management Systems, Cleaner Production and 
Design for Environment. At the end of the course the student will 
develop analytical skills and learn the tools necessary to design and 
implement solutions to the current production and consumption patterns

Animal Cell Culture Technology (EG60581; Spr AB, Fri 3)

Lectures cover basic knowledge about animal cell culture(cell cycle, growth factors, extra-cellular matrixes, cancer cells) as well as application of cultured animal cells(hybrid artificial organ, production of monoclonal antibodies, alternative for experimental animals). Lectures also provides basic information about biotechnological approached for setting up animal cell bioreactors.

Food and Nutritional Chemistry I (EG60591)

The aims of this course are to understand i) structure-function relationship of gastrointestinal tract, ii) functions of food constituents such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and vitamins, iii) mechanisms of their digestion and absorption, iv) relation of lifestyle-related disease with nutrition intake, and v) relation of exercise with nutrition intake.

Food and Nutritional Chemistry II (EG60601; Fall AB, Fri 5)

The aims of this course are to understand i) physiological functions of nutrients such as carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, ii) regulation of their metabolism, iii) relation of metabolic syndrome with exercise, overnutrition, and biological clock.

International Agricultural and Forestry Policies I (EG60611)

Lectures will cover the topics in policies for agriculture, food, forestry, and environmental management related to agriculture and forestry in the world.

International Agricultural and Forestry Policies II (EG60621; Spr C, intensive)

Lectures will cover the topics in policies for agriculture, food, forestry, and environmental management related to agriculture and forestry in the world.

Precision Agriculture Technology (EG60641; Spr AB, Fri 5)

Lectures will cover the topics of precision agricultural technology. Recent advancements in the agricultural field of automation, satellite remote sensing, and GIS. The Bigdata analytics, IoT in agriculture and machine learning systems are used in medium to large scale of agricultural production. The outdoor agricultural mechanization to indoor plant growth monitoring and machinery utilization are the core subjects of this course. Through this course students will get exposure of large satellite remote sensing systems for agriculture, UAV-based crop monitoring and IoT advancements in agriculture.

Organic Chemistry (EG60651; Annual, Tue 1)

Basic structure and reactions of organic compounds are explained on the electronic theory.

Lab and field courses

Practical work is an essential component of your training in bioresource sciences. 

Fundamental Environmental Engineering Laboratory (EG60663; Spr AB; Fri 4 / 5)

This course aims to provide basic concepts of environmental engineering necessary to analyze various phenomena present in environments, biomass, or bioresources.