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Outline of Engineering III(2.0 credits)

Code:10202
Course Type:Related Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry Fundamental and Applied Physics Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 3 Autumn Semester 4 Autumn Semester 4 Autumn Semester 4 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Elective Elective Elective
Lecturer : Gang ZENG Lecturer  Emanuel LELEITO Lecturer  GRIB Dina Lecturer 
Kiyohisa NISHIYAMA Lecturer 

•Course Purpose
This course introduces the history, the current state and future prospects of R&D (research and development) in various sectors related to the field of engineering in Japan. This class consists of “omnibus-style” lectures, all provided in English.

What you will get tips in this lecture for: 
・Communication across different engineering fields
・Communication across language barriers (English/Japanese)
・Search skills for locating professional topics and information
・Presentation skills

Reports and presentations, which require students to independently search necessary information, will be assigned in the lectures. The students should note that these reports are used for evaluation.

•Prerequisite Subjects
This lecture does not require any background subject. Fundamental knowledge will be clearly instructed.

•Course Topics
1. Science, Technology and Innovations in Embedded Computing Systems (Gang ZENG)
- This lecture gives an overview of the embedded computing systems related technologies in Japan. In particular, the latest innovations on the low-energy and automotive applications will be introduced.
- The students are asked to participate in group discussion to share their ideas and thoughts about energy conservation and future automobiles.

2. The innovative factors of technologies in Japan (Kiyohisa NISHIYAMA)
- This lecture provides the participants with the concept of 40 innovation principles. Some Japanese technologies are broken down into the combination of the principles as examples.
- The students each are asked to analyse a technology of interest found in Japan. The students will be able to grab the concepts of any technological innovations after completing this lecture.

3. Science, Technology and Innovation for Disaster Risk Reduction (Emanuel LELEITO)
- This lecture gives students an overview of the Scientific and Technology Innovations that have contributed to Japan’s leading role in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
- DRR related discussions and presentation in class will help students exercise their creative thinking and problem solving skills.

4. Societal, Cultural and Economic Contexts of Engineering Practice in Japan (Dina GRIB)
- The last part of this course introduces you to the Science, Technology and Society studies (STS) field and provides a brief overview of how Japanese cultural, economic, societal and political tradition affects technological innovation and scientific research as well as how STI in turn affect Japanese culture, society and politics.
- The participants will be invited to conduct a mini case study using online materials, share their findings in class and participate in group discussions.

•Textbook
Lecture materials will be distributed during at each lecture.

•Additional Reading
Lecture materials will be distributed during at each lecture.

•Grade Assessment
Credits will be awarded to those students who score over 60 out of 100 based on the following evaluation criteria:

1) Reports (60%): Each lecturer will ask you to prepare and submit reports to valuate your understanding of the topics taught. The reports will be worth 60% of the total score.
2) Presentation (40%): You will be asked to do a final presentation based on one or a combination of the topics taught. The presentation will require that you to do independent online research to gather necessary information and present the topic in 3-5 minutes. Your understanding of the topic as well as the effectiveness of your presentation will be evaluated. The presentation is worth 40% of the total score.

•Notes
None

•Contacting Faculty
Questions are received during or after class time.

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