2019 Engineering Literacy II c

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School of Engineering
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Tue5-6(<前半>, 石川台3号館2階,統合創造工房(201-B号室), <後半>, 石川台3号館2階,統合創造工房(201-C号室))  
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Course description and aims

This course aims to become a bridge between general education at high school and specialized education in the subjects of No.200 or higher. This course also aims to cultivate not only basic knowledge of engineering but also sense and attitude for problem solving so that the freshmen of School of Engineering can learn actively specialized subjects after sophomore.
By taking all Engineering literacy I-IV, the students experience the following all seven subjects in Engineering Literacy.
【Manufacturing process 】
【Mechanical Design (Steamship)】
【Mechanical Design (CAD)】
【Wireless electric car with microcomputer】
【Communication, Computation, and Intelligent Information Processing】
【Management Technology (Industrial Engineering and Economics)】

Student learning outcomes

By completing this course, students will be able to:
【Manufacturing process 】
1) Practice various manufacturing processes and machine tools.
2) Do basic works yourself.
【Mechanical Design (Steamship)】
1) Understand the basic knowledge of thermodynamics and fluidmechanics, and apply them to actual problems.
2) Design mechanisms based on its principle, and improve it based on understanding actual phenomena.
3) Discuss and solve the problem in their group.


【Manufacturing process 】
manufacturing process, machine tool, safety, measurement, lathe, milling machine, drilling machine, bending machine, band saw, shearing, grinding
【Mechanical Design (Steamship)】
thermodynamics, fluidmechanics, problem solving, design, manufacturing

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

【Manufacturing process 】
Students will practice how to operate machine tools and measuring instruments for produce machinery in order to learn fundamental knowledge and technique on manufacturing processes. In addition, safety training program will be given to ensure your safety on work. Guidance on practical works, safety training program, and fundamentals of measurement technique are given for all at once. Then, the students separate into four groups, and each group takes three practices among the following four practices in rotation.
A. Fundamental operation of lathe
B. Fundamental operation of milling machine
C. Fundamental operation of scribing and drilling machine
D. Fundamental operation of band saw and bending machine
Attendance is taken in every class.
【Mechanical Design (Steamship)】
Principle of steamship propelled by energy of a flame of a candle is discussed and the ship is designed and manufactured by each student. Using sold steamships, principle of propulsion for the steamship is examined by group discussion. Next the results of discussion are presented by all groups, and discussion as a whole is conducted. A steamship is designed by each student based on the results of discussion. The steamship is manufactured based on the design result. The manufactured steamships compete with each other through group heats and final tournament.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance on practical works Safety training program Fundamentals of measurement technique Review the general precautions and dress code on work. Explain the procedure and precaution of measurement with a caliper and a micrometer.
Class 2 Practical work 1 Explain the basic procedure of the operation of the machine used in practical work 1.
Class 3 Practical work 2 Explain the basic procedure of the operation of the machine used in practical work 2.
Class 4 Practical work 3 Explain the basic procedure of the operation of the machine used in practical work 3.
Class 5 Guidance and experiment using sold steamship, Discussion about principle and design of steamship Make sold steamship perform correctly and explain the principle of propulsion. Conclude the principle of propulsion for steamship in the group.
Class 6 Explanation of competition rule and manufacturing steamship Understand the competition rule correctly and manufacture a steamship using tools correctly. Enhance performance of the steamship by trial and improvement.
Class 7 Manufacturing and improving steamship, Group heats Adjust steamship correctly and enhance its performance.
Class 8 Final tournament, consolation match, awarding ceremony, overall discussion Consider what was necessary to enhance performance more.


None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

【Manufacturing process 】
Full attendance and completion of all practical works are compulsory.
【Mechanical Design (Steamship)】
Evaluate design report, result of interview during competition about design, and performance of the manufactured steamship comprehensively.

Related courses

  • XEG.B101 : Engineering Literacy I
  • XEG.B102 : Engineering Literacy II
  • XEG.B103 : Engineering Literacy III
  • XEG.B104 : Engineering Literacy IV

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

This lecture is only for the freshmen of School of Engineering.
Students are strongly recommended to take all Engineering literacy I-IV to experience all subjects in Engineering Literacy.

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