This course is aimed at developing a proposal for an international development project through group work. Suppose you are an expert consultant in a project, and you are requested to recommend development policies and projects to politicians and economic leaders in a developing country. It is necessary for the developing country to implement policies and projects which balance social and economic dimensions. Prioritization of policies or projects is essential, since the available budget is insufficient to cover all projects. Thus, politicians and economic leaders will need to select this specific policy and project as a priority issue for their limited resources. Students will propose an effective project to achieve the selected policy(ies), and then present an outline of the project which should include the project procedures, its side-effects on other sectors/policies, a budget plan with its financial resources and methods to be used for procurement.
After studying this subject, the students can give an advice for development policies and projects including the guidance of the decision of prioriy order among multiple policies and realizing the higher priority policy targets.
International Development Projects, Project Evaluation, Priority Decision
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Mixture of lectures and group works.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Orientation, Lecture (Project Evaluation)||Project Evaluation Methods|
|Class 2||Lecture (Engineering and International Development), Group work||Engineering and International Development|
|Class 3||Lecture (Sustainable and Capacity Development), Group work||Sustainable and Capacity Development|
|Class 4||Interim Presentation|
|Class 5||Lecture (ICT Application for International Development), Group work||ICT Application for International Development|
|Class 6||Lecture (Development and Natural Disaster), Group work||Development and Natural Disaster|
|Class 7||Lecture (International Plant Construction Project), Group work||International Plant Construction Project|
|Class 8||Final Presentation|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend a certain length of time outside of class on preparation and review (including for assignments), as specified by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Undergraduate Learning (東京工業大学学修規程) and the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Graduate Learning (東京工業大学大学院学修規程), for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Exercise 30%, Report 20%, Midterm Presentation 20%, Final Presentation 30%