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Technical Japanese Program

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) offers three courses of study through its Technical Japanese Program:

Technical Japanese Master's Program (TJMP):
This two-year Master's degree program combines the study of Engineering or Technical Communication and Japanese. Students enter TJMP with three years of college-level Japanese or the equivalent. All students take an internship in Japan at a Japanese company or research organization. Through TJMP, students learn to read Japanese technical journals, to give presentations on their field of research in Japanese, and to communicate effectively in a Japanese work environment.

Technical Japanese Minor:
UW undergraduates can earn an academic minor in Technical Japanese. To register for classes, students must have three years of college-level Japanese study or the equivalent and pass the language placement test. To fulfill the requirements, students can combine Technical Japanese courses with an internship in Japan, and/or Asian Language's advanced Japanese courses.

Technical Japanese for Business Professionals (TJBP):

The Technical Japanese for Business Professionals program (TJBP) is a certificate program for non-UW students that trains business people in advanced Japanese. Classes are held in a high-tech learning environment that integrates classroom study with computer-aided learning. Upon completion of the program, students are able to give presentations in their area of expertise in Japanese, work effectively with Japanese customers, read Japanese technical journals, and act appropriately in a Japanese work environment.

For more information, see the Technical Japanese Program's website.


Contact the Technical Japanese Program
(206) 543-2567
(206) 543-8858 fax