Environmental Sciences Background Knowledge
Applicants to the PEAK Environmental Sciences program are anticipated to come from a large number of different countries from around the world having studied under a wide range of different education systems. Although application to the program does not require any specific subject qualifications, it is expected that students on this course will begin with a solid working knowledge of the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. A series of pdf files have been created to provide specific details on the expected levels of knowledge in these subjects and represent the starting baseline knowledge for the science courses during years 1 and 2 of the program.
Any applicants with missing knowledge in the subjects should aim to spend some time during the summer before their arrival studying appropriate topics to ensure they have a solid grounding by the time that they begin in October. The University of Tokyo will not provide any revision or "catch up" classes on these subjects and so it is the responsibility of students to ensure that their knowledge is at an appropriate level. This means that students with large gaps in a number of these subjects should think carefully about whether they will be able to cope with the courses before application.
Detailed lists of expected background knowledge in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology can be downloaded from the table below.