Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Outline of Engineering 3(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Related Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : common
Starts 1 : 4 the latter term
Elective/Compulsory : Elective
Lecturer : Kiyohisa NISHIYAMA Lecturer  Emanuel LELEITO Lecturer  Gang ZENG Lecturer 

•Course Purpose
This course will 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. The course will expose you to a wide range of issues being tackled by engineers in different fields, with the aim of motivating and preparing you to pursue your research interest. You will have an opportunity to explore basic concepts and real world applications, and to do a mini research tasks leading to a final presentation. Apart from the engineering field related knowledge, this lecture will also help you develop the following skills:
・Cross-disciplinary Communication skills
・Communication across language barriers (English/Japanese)
・Online search and research skills for information gathering
・Presentation skills

•Prerequisite Subjects
You do not require any background knowledge to join this class. Each lecturer will provide the basic knowledge that might be needed to understand the lecture topics.

•Course Topics
This class consists of “omnibus-style” lectures on the following 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.

Each lecturer will give you assignments to read in preparation for each of the lectures.

Lecture materials will be distributed in class during each lecture.

•Additional Reading
Lecture materials will be distributed in class during 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 a 3-5 minute video. 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.

The students are required to actively participate in class discussions, submit reports and presentations on time.

•Contacting Faculty
Questions are received during or after class time. Lecturers will provide contact information during class orientation.


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