2021 Graduation Thesis

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Mechanical and Intelligent Systems Engineering
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Course description and aims

The student conducts research on a theme determined through discussions with his/her academic supervisor. The student gets a deep understanding of his/her research theme by reading related literature, and associated problems are defined and solve through research activities and discussions. While carrying our research, the student learns how to solve problems by applying specialist knowledge in his/her field as well as fundamental knowledge of other related fields that have been acquired through enrolling in various courses. He/She also learns research techniques such as collecting, analyzing, and studying data, and cultivates his/her ability to look at things from many perspectives. In addition, the student writes a thesis and makes a presentation detailing his/her research findings.
This course forms a central part of Tokyo Tech’s laboratory-based education where individual students work on a specific research theme. It has a complementary relationship with coursework based on a structured curriculum. By carrying out research, it is expected that the student will increase knowledge in his/her field and that he/she will acquire comprehensive skills to identify and develop solutions that will solve new and unsolved problems.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Apply knowledge of Mechanical and Intelligent Systems Engineering to solve problems related to the field.
2. Study the fundamentals of fields other than Mechanical and Intelligent Systems Engineering independently to solve problems
3. Understand the significance of Mechanical and Intelligent Systems Engineering problems, judge their influence on society, and solve them.
4. Explain concepts logically, discuss them, and put them in writing
5. Work as an independent researcher and have the knowledge and oral competence to present his/her point of view effectively during discussions


Bachelor’s thesis, Presentation, Research theme, Problem-solving, Literature search, Ability to explain concepts logically

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Conduct laboratory work under the guidance of his/her academic supervisor. The course schedule is determined through discussions with his/her academic supervisor.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 * Guidance from student’s academic supervisor * Discussions on the direction of student’s research * Decide student’s research theme * Carry out research * Literature search * Interim report * Interpret results and draw conclusions * Write bachelor’s thesis * Prepare presentation materials and get instructions for presentation from student’s advisor * Technical Presentation Follow instructions from student's academic supervisor.


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Assessment criteria and methods

The specific assessment criteria and methods, which are in accordance with student learning outcomes 1 to 5 above, will be announced after they are determined by the department.

Related courses

  • 200- and 300-level courses those are regarded as the corresponding subjects to Mechanical and Intelligent Systems Engineering

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

The student is required to have satisfied the conditions for taking Graduation Thesis at the Department of Mechanical and Intelligent Systems Engineering.

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