2024 Practical research in energy science A

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Graduate major in Energy Science and Informatics
Head  Manzhos Sergei  Nakazono Kazuko  Wakeyama Tatsuya  Sasabe Takashi  Kimura Yoshisato 
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Course description and aims

This course mainly focuses on thinking and communication skills that are necessary for creation of innovation. Discussion among students of the energy course with different backgrounds helps to promote diverse perspectives necessary for creation of innovation in research. Through this course, students are expected to develop a clear understanding of their research topics and its relation with global society. Specifically, each student develops a research initiative for energy innovation and perform a poster presentation at the end of the course. Through discussion with students and professors from different fields, students are expected to develop skills necessary to logically construct and present their own understanding of research. This course helps students to develop effective communication and intellectual exchanges of research topics.

Student learning outcomes

Through the course work, students are expected to acquire the following abilities to:
1) Understand objectives and trends of research in the energy field.
2) Logically construct and present their own understanding of topics and assigned task.
3) Use expertise as basic knowledge for understanding contents of other fields related to energy, and also be able to examine and make suggestions according to their understanding of research.


Presentation, Analysis, integration

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students should prepare the poster presentation and make a presentation rehearsal, then they must receive the check of presentation quality by his/her academic supervisors. After the poster presentation students will make a report to qualify his/her own presentation.
Students prepare to explain and discuss own research topic and importance in an easy-to-understand manner to students and professors with different expertise backgrounds. For instance, through examining literatures and discussion with supervisors and research laboratory members, Students clarify the connection between the environmental energy issues focused on in their research theme and global society, and give concrete form to their research concept for energy innovation. Each student is divided into groups, and they present their research ideas and importance in the poster session and have discussions with students and faculty members from different fields of expertise.
The event is held where all seven departments of the Energy Science and Informatics course get together, having the poster session, as well as lectures and panel discussions planned each year. The date, time and location will be announced.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course schedule will be arranged through discussions among students and his/her academic supervisor. 1. Orientation, preparation for presentation or grouping 2. Development of research initiative for energy innovation 3. Presentation and discussion of research initiative for energy innovation Required learning will be determined by the student outcomes. 1. Understanding of course objective 2. Embodiment of assigned task, and ability to discuss with others on specified topic 3. Ability to explain topic in relation with current energy problems and society

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

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.


Specified as necessary

Reference books, course materials, etc.

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Assessment criteria and methods

Attainment target evaluated through development of presentation and communication skills. 1), 2) (70%)
Attainment target evaluated through discussion during presentation. 3) (30%)

Related courses

  • None

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