2019 Engineering Literacy IV f

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School of Engineering
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Thr5-6(<前半>, 石川台3号館3階303号室, <後半>, 南5号館2階210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:
【Mechanical Design (CAD)】
1) carry out structural and frequency analysis of mechanical parts with CAE.
2) create 3D model of mechanical parts in 3D CAD.
3) design mechanical parts using CAD and CAE.
1) understand the basic principle of measurement by sensors.
2) understand the basic principle of feedback control.
3) master the design method of control system by using simulation software.


【Mechanical Design (CAD)】
CAD(Computer Aided Design), CAE(Computer Aided Engineering,)
Measurement, Control, System

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

【Mechanical Design (CAD)】
Through this course, students can learn fundamental basics of CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) by using Inventor, a tool for CAD. The first half of this lecture shows how to use CAE and CAD. The latter half of the lecture is a design competition using CAE and CAD.
This course introduces the basic principle of feedback control using the signal measured by sensors, and holds a competition to help them to understand the effectiveness. The first half of this lecture shows how to use the software. The latter half of the lecture is a competition using the line tracing car.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction of CAD Make 3D structure models by using Inventor.
Class 2 FEM (Finite Element Method) Analysis Carry out structural and frequency analyses by using Inventor.
Class 3 3D Design competition 1 (Create a 3D model) Create 3D model of mechanical parts and carry out the structure and frequency analyses for them in Inventor.
Class 4 3D Design competition 2 (Improve properties of the 3D model) Improve the specified property of the model under the given constraint and propose a final model.
Class 5 Learn how to use sensors and software Carry out the analysis of measured signal by sensors using Simulink.
Class 6 Design control system for line tracing Carry out the design of control system for line tracing.
Class 7 Competition: Evaluation and Award Ceremony Evaluate the performance of the control through the line tracing competition.
Class 8 Lecture on principle of measurement, control, and system Understand the principle of measurement, control, and system.


None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Documents will be distributed

Assessment criteria and methods

【Mechanical Design (CAD)】
Evaluate the design report and the result of the competition.
Evaluate the report and the result of the competition.

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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