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Most Important Part of Your MEXT Scholarship Application

Do you want to win the MEXT Scholarship? Are you worried if your application is competitive or if you really have a chance?

If that’s you, you need to focus on making your Field of Study and Research Program Plan the best it can be.

Nothing else under your control can make as much of a difference in your MEXT Scholarship application. The Field of Study and Research Program Plan gives you the opportunity to stand out from other applicants, impress your reviewers, and win the scholarship.

With that much pressure on a single document, it helps to have a coach with experience from helping thousands of MEXT Scholarship applicants in the past. And that’s exactly what you’ll get in this book. I have read hundreds of Fields of Study and Research Program Plans from successful and unsuccessful applications, plus offered direct coaching and answered questions to thousands more applicants, and I condense all of that experience and knowledge into this guide.

If you want to know:

Then this is the book for you!

Practical Exercises and Analysis of Past Plans

Throughout the book, I include exercises designed to help you apply the information from each chapter to complete your own Field of Study and Research Plan. By the time you finish the book, you should have a final product that you can submit with your MEXT Scholarship application.

I also include analysis of plans submitted by past TranSenz readers and three plans that past applicants have shared online, so that you can read their submissions alongside my review to apply the lessons to your own plan.

Both the exercises and the analyses are available as pdf downloads, regardless of the format you purchase the book in, for easy reference.

Take Advantage of the Expertise of Thousands of Applicants

I have spent seven years working in international student recruiting and acceptance for Japanese universities, including three years as the direct point of contact for all MEXT scholarship inquiries and applications at a large, private university. During that time, I have personally processed hundreds of applications and have shared my experience to help over 5000 MEXT scholarship applicants through the process through this blog, which is one of the world’s leading independent sources of information and advice on the MEXT scholarship.

My Mastering the MEXT Scholarship Application: The TranSenz Guide series builds on the blog articles, questions from readers, and further, exhaustive research of successful applicants’ approaches and experiences to bring you the best practices for every step of the application process. It is perfect for the applicant who wants to go deeper than the blog posts do to perfect their application and leave nothing to chance.

Get Started Today!

It is never too early to start working on your Field of Study and Research Program Plan. Most successful applicants spend at least 1-3 months working on this document, and some spend as many as 6, from starting to develop their research topic through completing the proposal.

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Hello sir, my name is Karthick. I wanna do masters in psychology in Japanese universities. Is it possible ? Can I do masters in psychology with the help of MEXT scholarship ?.

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Hi Karthik,

If you can find a university in Japan that offers your field of study in a language that you speak, then you can apply to study it under the MEXT Scholarship. I have an article about how to find Japanese universities that teach your field of study in English that should help to see which universities teach psychology.

Good Luck! – Travis from TranSenz

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Please is the application for the 2023 still opened??

Hi Sulemana Seidu,

The Embassy-Recommended MEXT Scholarship application for 2023 has long-since closed, but the University-Recommended MEXT Scholarship application for 2023 should open this fall.

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Hello Travis, I’ve wondering if i can add bibliography or use academic written works in my own language (spanish) to propose my research, or only english is admited? thank you in advance

Hi Francisco Medina,

There is no problem with using sources written in other languages! You could even think of it as an advantage, since you are bringing understanding of sources in languages that other researchers at the university might not read.

Thank you for your kind reply, I just have a last question and is about university picking. when in choose university only public and nationals universities are admitted trough mext? or i can choose also private universities?

You can also choose private universities. MEXT prefers to place students at national universities because it is cheaper for them, so if you have both national and private universities on your list, there is a chance that they will try to place you at a national university, even if it isn’t your top choice, but many applicants do end up at private universities.

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should the topic be general for research proposal or it will be the research topic in japane???

Hi Abdul Hakeem,

Your research proposal should be for the specific research you want to conduct for your final thesis, so it needs to be specific.

Hey Travis. I was wondering if is mandatory to include the bibliography in the format? (and if yes) where to put it, I mean, is included in the two pages within or I can put in a third page as an extra?

The bibliography is not necessary, but adding a list of sources can be a useful reference for faculty members when they review your proposal. They should be familiar with works in your field, so if they see that you are referring to the leading scholars in the field, that will be a mark in your favor. If you include it, I recommend doing it as an attachment, not part of the two pages. Put it on a separate page and title it “Attachment: Bibliography” or something like that.

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hey i wanna do masters by course does japanese universities have masters by course??most of them seems like masters by research.

Hi Ahishek,

In almost all cases, Japanese universities require both coursework and research for a Master’s Degree. I am not aware of any programs that do not require capstone research or a practicum, etc.

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Thank you so much Travis for the support, the books helped me a lot It cleared a lot of things and I have all my questions answered

Hi Mahmoud Belkhiria,

Thank you very much for your feedback! That is most encouraging to hear.

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Hello, I am requesting for a sample of research plan can I be assisted on that issue??

Hi Philipo,

Unfortunately, I do not have any examples of the FSRPP using the current format. All the people I have found who shared their plans publicly were from years ago when the form was different. Here is one example, though:

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Hello sir, my name is Nii Lantey. I want to apply for the Japanese mext scholarship program. I’m finding it very difficult to understand the process. I am done with the application form. I don’t know if I’m supposed to complete all documents and attach it to the application form and send it. these documents includes: the application form, health certificates, placement preference form, field research plan. please my question is should I just send the application form after I’m done filling and later if I’m being shortlisted, id be asked to send the remaining documents or I’m supposed to submit everything at the scholarship secretariat in my country at the same time? please this is delaying me, if i can have a response immediately, id really appreciate.

and do you think I’m late since my submission deadline is 31st of may? thank you.

Hi Nii Lantey GOLIGHTLY,

Have you checked the application instructions on the website of the Japanese embassy in your country? They should tell you how and when to submit all of the documents. If they do not include specific instructions saying otherwise, then you should assume that all documents must be submitted together by the deadline.

I think that if you do not have all of the documents prepared at this time, it is a little too late to apply this year. In particular, the Field of Study and Research Program Plan usually takes several days of intense work or multiple weeks to write.

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Greetings Travis it’s Derick , I have an MBA in accounting and finance, it’s it easy for me to find Admissions for a PhD or for a master’s ? . Thank you

It’s really impossible for me to say. It all depends on the quality of your application. You will need to find a program taught in English , have good grades from your MBA, and write a strong Field of Study and Research Program Plan to have a chance at the scholarship.

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Hello, I want to ask are their priority countries for the MEXT Scholarship. And if there is, is Nigeria part?

Hi Mubaraq Lawal,

The Japanese government does have a list of priority countries for international programs, including the MEXT Scholarship. You can find the most recent list where I covered the countries here . Nigeria is on the list. Priority countries are important for the University-Recommended MEXT Scholarship, since universities must nominate at least 75% of their candidates from those countries. It may also impact how many Embassy-Recommended MEXT Scholarship slots are available in each country, too, but I’m not sure.

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Hi thankyou for the information and the support but what I really concern about is how to write an research plan for a masters scholarship I want to do masters in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY but really don’t have an idea about how to write one . Please can you help me with that by sending some example I read earlier one but i think those were for undergraduate . I mean what to write and in which manner

Hi Dhiraj yadav,

Unfortunately, I do not have sample research plans, but I do have a template and guide for what your field of study and research program plan should include. The book I mention here goes into detail of every step from how to generate your research topic all the way through writing the plan, but if you just need to know what to put in it, check out my article about how to write the field of study and research program plan, here.

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Hello Travis , I am preparing for mext in the field of physics. I am Currently pursuing my bachelors in physics , which is going to get completed in next year. So should I apply as a research student or Master student ? I know I would get one year for my thesis work and japanese language , but would you suggest me to for research student , because I need to complete my Masters also . Is research student have a 100 chance to get into masters , or Master program is more safe ? Please do answer quickly because I have only 13 days left

Hi Lipshit Dash,

I usually recommend starting as a research student then extending your scholarship to your degree after you arrive in Japan. While it is not 100% guaranteed that the extension would be approved, the only times I have seen applicants struggle was if they were really terrible students as research students so their university did not want to support their extension or if they could not pass the entrance exam (though in that case, it would have been impossible to start as a degree student, anyway!).

When you fill in your preference in the application form, it is just your preference, the universities that accept you will decide how to accept you in the Letter of Acceptance.

If you apply as a research student, I recommend that your FSRPP cover your time both as a research student and as a degree student in one research plan.

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Hello Sir. and Good evening Sir. I want to ask you abou the Field of Study and Research Plan especially the rule about ” (3) This sheet must be created within two pages”. Can i erase the guide ? do the first page count ? since i has a litte bit long study plan so i try to write it using two columns, is it okay to write it like this ?.

Hi Muhammad Salim Makmur,

Unfortunately, you cannot delete the instructions and that does count toward your two-page limit. However, I have never seen a proposal that really needed more than that amount of space to make the point. I have never seen a proposal written in columns – I would think that would actually reduce the amount of space you have to work with, since there are more margins – but there is no particular rule against it that I am aware of.

Hello sir, thank you for replying, and thank you again for your book. It helps me a lot to finish my application.

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Dear Muhammad,

I am Samuel from Ghana. I am also trying to apply for the MEXT Scholarship. Can you kindly send me the book on how to successfully apply for the MEXT Scholarship?

I don’t think Muhammad has the book to send you. But if you are interested in my books on preparing for the MEXT Scholarship application, you can find all the information to order them yourself (or ask your university library to do it, so that you can read them for free!) on this page .

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field of study and research plan mext example

Janessa Roque | October 08, 2020

field of study and research plan mext example

In this article, MEXT Scholar Janessa Roque shares her own Field of Study and Research Plan. She also includes important information about this document based on her insights about the educational system in Japan.

So you are applying for the MEXT (Monbukagakusho) Research Student Scholarship, and now you have reached a crucial point: you need to write a Field of Study and Research Plan. Well, I was also in your position not so long ago. I am currently studying abroad in Japan and am about to start my studies at the Tokyo University of the Arts here in Tokyo after successfully receiving the Embassy Recommended MEXT Research Student Scholarship.

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Indeed, one of the trickiest parts of the application process was writing the “Research Plan.” We have a general impression that the Japanese are very thorough and detail-oriented. Most of the application documents for the MEXT Scholarship have a form that we can follow, with specific instructions on how to fill them out. However, this is not the case for the “Field of Study and Research Plan.” In this article, I will share with you the document that I submitted as well as the process that I went through when writing my research application. 

Before jumping to the research plan sample, let me share some background information about graduate school applications in Japan. Here I hope to give you an idea on how graduate school applications might be different from graduate schools in your country and why the research plan plays a crucial role in this process. 

Types of MEXT Research Student Scholarship: Non-Degree, Master’s, Doctoral 

field of study and research plan mext example

First, let’s discuss what this scholarship is for. The MEXT Research Student Scholarship covers Non-Degree Research Students, Master’s Students, and Doctoral Students. Most of us are familiar with Master’s and Doctoral Students, but what are Non-Degree Research Students? It’s important to understand this because for the Embassy-Recommended MEXT Research Student Scholarship, the applicants are actually applying first as Non-Degree Research Students. Scholars can then “move up” as Master’s and/or Doctoral Students after passing the entrance examination of their intended graduate school. 

Here it will be helpful to learn a little about the Japanese words related to higher education. Pay close attention to the kanji or the Chinese characters because it will help you understand the idea behind the terms. 

In Japan, a Non-Degree Research Student is generally a student who is enrolled in a university and is associated with a specific graduate school and department but will not earn a degree after the kenkyusei period. They report to an academic adviser who supervises their research and enrolls in classes that they would need for their research. Even though they will not earn a degree after the kenkyusei / research student period, they may continue to become a graduate student (master’s level or doctorate level) provided that they pass the entrance examination and screening of their graduate school and university. 

Research Students usually pursue their master’s or doctorate degree after finishing their kenkyusei period, but some students opt to become graduate students depending on the timeline of the entrance examination and screening of their graduate school. The kenkyusei period can be from 6 months to 2 years. I was also a kenkyusei for 6 months. I wrote more about research students in these two articles: Monbukagakusho Scholarship for Research in Japan (Part 1: What is a Research Student?) and (Part 2: Stories from Research Students) . Check those out to better understand the Japanese higher education system and hear about the experiences of MEXT scholars.

The Research Plan: Graduate School Applications

field of study and research plan mext example

In Japan, most graduate school programs, for both non-degree students (kenkyusei) and degree-seeking students (daigakuinsei), require a Research Plan or proposal. A good way to think about applying for graduate schools in Japan is that you are not just applying to a university. You are actually applying to a department or graduate school in a university, and you are looking for an academic advisor in that department who can supervise your research.

The Research Plan is one of the most important documents that academic advisors take into consideration when accepting students. Hence, the Research Plan is not unique to the MEXT Research Students Scholarship application and is actually required in graduate school applications as well. The general rule is that your research plan must include the following: Purpose of your research, Background, Significance of your Study, Research Methodology, and References. JASSO’s student guide to Japan lists that graduate schools usually consider the following key examination points when evaluating research plans: Research ambition, Ability to find a topic, Ability to analyze things, Ability to think logically, and Knowledge relating to major/specialty.

If you pass the screening of the Embassy of Japan in your country, the next major step you will do is to request for a “Letter of Provisional Acceptance” from your target graduate schools. Hence, you will eventually submit your research plan to prospective research advisers. You must write your proposal with this in mind. I will get back to this point later.

Research Plan Sample for the MEXT Scholarship

field of study and research plan mext example

Each year, MEXT releases new information about their requirements. Note that I submitted my research plan in 2018. In 2019, MEXT included in their guidelines that the Research Plan should not exceed more than two pages. However, applicants are still allowed to include additional attachments (such as a list of references, and a research timeline). For the formatting, simply follow the format of the original Microsoft Word document form. You may view and download my Field of Study and Research Plan here .

Now, my research plan is very specific. My field is in the arts, particularly in theater and performing arts and you are probably in a different field. So here are some of my tips for you as you write your research plan, whatever field of study you may be in.

Tip #1: Check the Research Plan style of your target universities and graduate school departments  

field of study and research plan mext example

Like I mentioned earlier, after passing the first screening of the Embassy of Japan in your country, you will have to request for a “Letter of Provisional Acceptance” from your target graduate schools. You will send your research plan to your prospective advisor and they will evaluate if they can supervise your research and thus, accept you in their department as a kenkyusei. Graduate schools will have different formatting requirements such as word count, font, etc. You do not need to follow this kind of formatting. Instead, analyse the style of what they require. This will give you an idea of what the department is looking for. If you write your research plan with your intended graduate school in mind, you increase your chances of getting accepted into the program and the university of your choice.

Tip #2: Do a thorough research of advisers to make sure there’s an advisor who can supervise you 

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As mentioned above, when applying for graduate schools in Japan, you may find it useful to think of the process this way: the essence of the application process is that you are asking for a professor in a graduate school to accept your research proposal. 

Thus, looking for a research advisor who can supervise your research and your studies is one of the most crucial steps in your application. Most websites of  graduate schools in Japan, especially top universities, publish up-to-date information about research advisors and their field of research. Sometimes graduate schools also publish information about the theses of previous students and the professors who supervised them. This will give you a good idea of what kinds of research plans these advisors can supervise and what their interests are. 

Tip #3: Write your plan early and request for feedback from peers or superiors. If you know a MEXT scholar, ask for their feedback.

field of study and research plan mext example

Finally, a tried and tested way of improving your work is by asking for feedback. Do not be afraid to let other people see what you have been working on. Brainstorm with current or former teachers, discuss your idea with your colleagues. Write a draft of your research plan and let others read it. Asking for feedback from people whose opinion you respect and value helps you get one step closer to producing the best work that you can do. If you know any MEXT scholars, especially scholars who are in the same field as you, don’t be afraid to ask for their feedback on your work. 

I am speaking here from experience. I talked to my colleagues about the research that I was interested in doing and I asked them if they thought that this was relevant to our field. I asked a MEXT scholar about what they thought of my proposal. I further refined my research plan by sending early drafts of my work to some of my superiors. Another advantage to doing all of this is that I also got to prepare for the MEXT interview. I had to answer other people’s questions about my plans and ideas. By the time I was printing out my research plan, I was already confident that I wrote the best version of the research plan that I could possibly write. 

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I hope that these points will help you in your application. If you have further questions, especially about my Field of Study and Research Plan, please contact me at [email protected]

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Example Field of Study and Research Plan Monbukagakusho/MEXT Scholarship



Field of Study and Research Plan

Contoh atau Example Field of Study and Research Plan MEXT Scholarship

Proposed study program in Japan (Outline your field of study on this side and the specific of your study program on the reverse side of this sheet. This section is one of the most important references for selection. The statement must be typewritten or written in block letters. Additional sheets of paper may be attached if necessary. If plagiarism or fraud is discovered after selection, the selection will be cancelled retroactively.)


If you have Japanese language ability, write in Japanese. (相当の日本語能力を有する者は,日本語により記入すること。)

1  Present field of study (現在の専攻分野)

In 2016, I won a Full-Funded scholarship and graduated from Universitas Pertamina in 2020 with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering. My final project is “Design of Auto Floating Garbage Collector (AFGC) in Pesanggarahan River, South Jakarta, Indonesia”. The project is about making tools to reduce waste in the Pesanggrahan River, mainly plastic waste, although the floating cube has been used as a garbage collection tool in the river, it is not effective in reducing waste because there is still waste that escapes with the purpose to design an AFGC that is efficient in the aspects of manufacturing cost and effective from the aspect of waste removal and collection as well as knowing the AFGC specifications in the Pesanggrahan River, Jakarta. The data from this project was collected from Joint Research About “Environment Dynamic Analysis: Estimation of Plastic Emission to The Ocean in Indonesia”, Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) between Universitas Pertamina and Toyohashi University and Technology. Expected, the results of this final project will become a reference for the Special Capital Region of Jakarta Government to provide an efficient and effective floating garbage collector to save the aquatic environment.

For the next study and research, my proposed field of study is still about the aquatic environment but focusing on the coastal zone. With basic of environment, the research theme is about Numerical Simulation of Coastal Ecosystems Changes Due to Changes in Coastlines and Relation with Sediment Transport Model.  

  2  Your research topic in Japan: Describe articulately the research you wish to carry out in Japan.


Research Theme:

Numerical Simulation of Coastal Ecosystems Changes Due to Changes in Coastlines and Relation with Sediment Transport Model

1. Introduction

Communities are facing many challenges in today’s world. Sediment transport, for a long time considered for civil engineering (polders, ports, breakwater, jetty, groin, etc.) has now very sensitive issues for society, by the growing needs for sand resources, for environmental issues or safety, through extreme events that violently affect inhabited coastlines CITATION Oui18 \l 1033   (Ouillon, 2018) . As a valuable resource in coastal areas, coastlines are not only vulnerable to natural processes such as erosion, siltation, and disasters, but are also subjected to strong pressures from human processes such as urban growth, resource development, and pollution discharge (Sui et al.,2020). On the other hand, extreme events, such as tsunami waves and storm surges, can cause severe changes to coastal morphology (Rasyif et al., 2019).

  The sediment transport processes and the resulting morphodynamics of the nearshore coastal zone are quite complex. Besides field measurements, complex behaviors can be investigated with the help of numerical models. Hydrodynamic and sediment transport modelling lead us possible to know and estimate hydrodynamic behavior and quantify erosion, deposition, and sediment transport for the given period over a large or tight area (Fattah et al., 2018). Even today highly simplified formulas and models are applied, when the development of the coastline is to be calculated. It would be of great advantage to have a two-dimensional model that describes all the different modes of transport in a natural process-based manner. Because a large fraction of the sediment is transported along the bar, it is desirable to incorporate the bars in the simulation system.  

Understanding the dynamics of sediment transport and erosion-deposition patterns in the locality of a coastal structure is vital to evaluating the performance of coastal structures and predicting the changes in coastal dynamics caused by a specific structure. The nearshore hydro-morphodynamic responses to coastal structures vary widely, as these responses are complex functions with numerous parameters, including structural design, sediment, and wave dynamics, angle of approach, the slope of the coast, and the materials making up the beach and structures. Sediment transport in coastal areas is mainly influenced by dynamic nearshore processes and site-specific environmental conditions, including sediment characteristics, wind, currents, waves, tides, and the exchange processes between estuaries and nearshore regions (Fitri et al., 2019).  

This case happened at Lampuuk beach which coastlines transformation because of sediment transport that changes the coastal ecosystem. The tsunami in 2004 has resulted in coastline shifts along the west coast of Aceh. One of the beaches in the western region that undergoes a major coastline change, the results show that coastline changes occur very significantly during the 2004 tsunami and persisted until 2005, but after 2010 the coastline was back to normal. In 2005-2018 the sedimentation process at Lampuuk Beach was more dominant, these changes are gradually recovered by the presence of sedimentation assisting to adjust the shape of the coastal profile as before the 2004 tsunami (Adela et al., 2019).  

In this research, I will develop a Depth-Averaged Two-dimensional Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Model. A depth-averaged two-dimensional (2-D) numerical model for the simulation from the models and to provide confidence in the simulations of the current, waves, and patterns of suspended sediment concentration. The numerical model will develop with Phyton or Fortran.  

2. Objectives

3. Methodology

a. Data Collection

In this study, field-measured and secondary data were collected and analyzed to understand the hydrodynamic and sediment transport patterns. Field-measured data include sediment sampling along the research coastline; fine resolution bathymetry data survey along the coastline; measurement of current, waves, water level fluctuations, suspended sediment concentration (SSC) and sediment bed characteristic near the research sites; water samplings near the research sites; and monitoring of coastal sea-bed profiles. The secondary data included the weather data consist of wind and wave data, rainfall data, tide data, and bathymetry data for offshore zones.  

b. Monitoring of Sea-Bed Elevation

The sea-bed elevations in the region were monitored using a total station (theodolite) and bed-profiler for a period. The sea-bed elevation monitoring was mainly concentrated at more significant sea-bed level changes was expected, like Structure (Jetty, groin region, breakwater, and seawall) or Mangrove Degraded Area (MDA). We make several profile lines to obtain accurate bed surface data. The profiling outcomes used to analyze the erosion-deposition patterns in the locality of the monitoring structure/area by determining the elevation differences between the bed profiling measurements obtained and the initial sea-bed elevations.  

c. Numerical Modelling

Accurate prediction of hydrodynamic and sediment transport characteristics under the influence of wave-current interactions in coastal regions is a challenging task due to multifaceted nearshore dynamic process which are varying on both temporal and spatial scales. In this study, Phyton or Fortran will use for simulating the flow hydrodynamics and cohesive sediment transport for the case study. The modelling approach adopted for study is based on the numerical solution of the two-dimensional incompressible Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes equation with the assumption of Boussinesq and hydrostatic pressure.

Example  Contoh Field of Study and Research Plan

1.      Model Setup

The numerical model is used to investigate the impact of Structure or MDA on the hydrodynamics and sediment transport patterns in the locality of the jetty, groin region or mangrove degraded area. In this study, the hydrodynamic characteristics, including currents and waves, were simulated in presence of the Structure or MDA and without Structure or MDA to quantify the impact of the Structure or MDA on the nearshore processes. Separate models were developed to simulate the conditions for the neap and spring tides. The suspended sediment concentrations (SSC) were also simulated in the vicinity of the Structure or MDA for both seasons and tidal conditions. The numerical results were compared to the data obtained from field measurements, for calibration and validation purposes.  

2.      Model Input

Model input data consisted of bathymetry data; climate data, including wind characteristics, water level and wave characteristics; sediment data, including sediment characteristics, SSC and TSS; and water discharge from research sites. The bathymetry data obtained from previous research. These data were further integrated with bathymetry data. Following successful model calibration and validation, the model was set up by using the dominant wind and wave characteristics and the average SSC.  

3.      Computational Domain

The computational domain was developed with the use of bathymetry data and by adopting a flexible mesh technique. The computational domain developed for hydrodynamic and sediment transport modelling. This study set the computational domains beyond the study area. Therefore, the computational domain developed for the simulation. To improve the cost-e ffi ciency of the modelling, smaller computational domain was generated for the sediment transport model. The computational domain developed for hydrodynamic, wave and sediment transport modelling.  

4.      Model Calibration and Validation

To check the accuracy of the simulation results from the models and to provide confidence in the simulations of the current, waves, and patterns of suspended sediment concentration in the locality of the existing detached jetty, groin region, or mangrove degraded area, the simulation results obtained from the models were calibrated initially against measured conditions.

The calibration of the hydrodynamic model was carried out by adjusting the values of the bed roughness/Manning number over the whole computational domain. The calibration of the wave model was carried out by adjusting the values of the wave breaking parameters, bottom friction parameters, and white-capping (deep water wave breaking) parameters. The calibration of the mud transport model was carried out by adjusting the values of the erosion coefficient, power of erosion, settling velocity, and critical shear stress for deposition and erosion. To check the accuracy of the simulation results, the Theil’s inequality coefficients, R Squared (R2), and Root Mean Squared Error (RMSE) were calculated.

Now, compares the simulated and measured water level, current characteristics, wave characteristics, and SSC at each station. Make the result table to the values of Thiel’s coefficient, R2 and RMSE obtained during the model calibration and validation. Based on the standard error allowed by Guideline for Hydrodynamic Modelling from Government Department, for hydrodynamic and sediment transport modelling, to prove that the models we calibrated and validated are correct.

  BIBLIOGRAPHY Adela, I., Nugraha, G. S., Irham, M., & Syahreza, S. (2019). Spatial Analysis of Post Tsunami 2004 Coastline Changes in Lampuuk, Aceh Besar. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 273 . doi:10.1088/1755-1315/273/1/012046

Fattah, A. H., Suntoyo, Damerianne, H. A., & Wahyudi. (2018). Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Modelling of. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science .

Fitri, A., Hashim, R., Abolfathi, S., & Maulud, K. N. (2019). Dynamics of Sediment Transport and Erosion-Deposition Patterns in the locality of Detached Low-Crested Breakwater on a Cohesive Coast. Water . doi:10.3390/w11081721

Ouillon, S. (2018). Why and How do We Study Sediment Transport? Focus on Coastal Zones and Ongoing Methods. Water . doi:10.3390/w10040390

Rasyif, T. M., Kato, S., & Syamsidik, T. O. (2019). Numerical Simulation of Morphological Changes due to the 2004 Tsunami Wave around Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Geosciences . doi:10.3390/geosciences9030125

Sui, L., Wang, J., Yang, X., & Wang, Z. (2020). Spatial-Temporal Characteristics of Coastline Changes in Indonesia from 1990 to 2018. Sustainability.  


I would like to start as Research Student at Coastal Engineering Laboratory at Department of Environmental Engineering, X University , under guidance of Professor X in October 2021. I plan to start as Research Student first, because during the Research Student Program I can do some preparation before taking Master Degree. I plan to study the researches at X Laboratory first so that I can know more about the detail of the researches, the research working environment, the people at the laboratory and their works. During the Research Program, I also plan to study and prepare myself for winter examination for taking Master Degree, and to study Japanese language which is really important for daily lives during my stay in Japan. I would like to take the winter examination for taking Master Degree which is around January-February 2022, and start my Master Degree in April 2022. I plan to take the courses which support my research in every semester. Generally, the plan is shown as time table below.  

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