Osaka Prefecture University

Course Curricula

The course curricula vary depending on each school. The course catalogue (“Rishu no tebiki”, “Rishu yoko” or “Gakusei binran”) is available at the Education Affairs Division. It is important to create a comprehensive curricula plan prior to the beginning of your academic year. Some schools require undergraduates to complete certain prerequisite subjects before allowing them to advance to their major subjects. Students must register for classes online in accordance with the class schedule of the year.

The current syllabus for undergraduate and graduate courses are as follows.

Courses in which the language of instruction is English are as follows.

Courses available in English at the Graduate School of Engineering are as follows.

The English syllabus for the courses in the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences are as follows.

  • Applied Life Sciences(Master’s Courses)
  • Applied Life Sciences(Doctor’s Courses)
  • Environmental Sciences and Technology(Master’s Courses)
  • Environmental Sciences and Technology(Doctor’s Courses)
  • Veterinary science(Doctor’s Courses -Structural and Functional Biosciences for Animals-)
  • Veterinary science(Doctor’s Courses -Veterinary Environmental Sciences-)
  • Veterinary science(Doctor’s Courses -Veterinary Clinical Sciences-)

For further information and assistance, you can consult the office below.

Nakamozu Campus Education Affairs Division
Habikino/Rinku campus Administrative Office

Course Numbering

About Course Numbering

Course Numbering is a system to show the academic field of each course and its significance in curriculums by assigning codes and numbers to each course, in order to clarify the curriculum structure. One code is assigned to each course in Osaka Prefecture University according to the attribute of the course.

The Purpose and Necessity of Implementing Course Numbering

By assigning numbers and codes to each course to clarify its academic field, difficulty level, class type, significance, and sequence in curriculum, it is expected to allow students to understand the significance of each course within the undergraduate/graduate curriculums, and to become an indication of which subject they should take on their study plan.

It is also expected to allow students to identify what kind of academic fields and which level of courses they have studied so far by checking the codes of courses they have acquired.

In addition, course numbering has been introduced in most universities in the United States, and is expected to facilitate credit transfers with overseas and other Japanese universities.

Coding System

Coding System of Course Numbering at Osaka Prefecture University

Coding System of Course Numbering at Osaka Prefecture University

  1. List of Department Codes (1st-2nd digit) [AA-ZZ]
    This code indicates which department delivers the courses.
  2. Academic Field of Courses (3th-5th digit) [AAA-ZZZ]
    Please refer to the appended table 1 about academic field codes.
  3. List of Difficulty Level Codes (6th digit) [1-7]
    This code indicates difficulty levels of the class.
  4. Category of Subjects in Each Undergraduate / Graduate School / Faculty of Liberal
    Arts and Sciences (7th digit) [1-9、A-Z]
  5. Numbering by Serial Number (8th-9th digit) [01-99]
    Regarding courses offered by each undergraduate / graduate school, serial numbers are assigned by each category of subjects which are assigned above (4).
  6. List of Language Codes (10th digit) [A-Z]
    One letter of the alphabet is used to indicate the language mainly used by the teacher.
  7. List of Class Type Code (11th digit) [1-5]
    A number is used to indicate the class type.

Code Lists

You can see the numbering codes for each classes from this site.