2016 System Synthesis

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International Development Engineering
Egashira Ryuichi 
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Tue1-2(S514)  Fri1-2(S514)  
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Course description and aims

The engineer should decide complex system plan, design condition of various kinds of elements composing the system, etc. In this subject, system synthesis is first outlined as an area in system engineering, which treats whole project of systems, and, secondly, the basic synthesis of production process is studied as an example of typical system synthesis.

Student learning outcomes

After studying this subject, the students should be able to synthesize the designs of complex system, such as, production process.


System, System synthesis, System engineering, Problem-solving, Production process

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The course is composed of lectures and exercises, and a final exam is provided.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 0. Outline, 1. System and system engineering
Class 2 2. System development
Class 3 3. Procedure of problem-solving 1
Class 4 3. Procedure of problem-solving 2
Class 5 4. Development of production process
Class 6 5. Creation of production process 1
Class 7 5. Creation of production process 2
Class 8 6. Heuristics in production process synthesis
Class 9 6. Heuristics in production process synthesis 2
Class 10 Exercise 1 Review of Class 1 ~ Class 9
Class 11 Explanation and solution for exercise 1
Class 12 7. Synthesis of reactor network
Class 13 8. Synthesis of separation procedure
Class 14 Exercise 2 Review of Class 12, Class 13
Class 15 Explanation and solution for exercise 2


No specified textbook

Reference books, course materials, etc.

[Reference books]
- 佐々木正文, 「基礎システム工学 新訂版」, 共立出版(株) (1976)
- 室津ら, 「システム工学 第2版」, 森北出版(株) (2007)
- Warren D. Seiderら, “Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis and Evaluation (3rd Edition),” Wiley (2008)
- L. マイヤーズ,W. D.サイダー 著,大竹伝雄 訳,「化学工学の基礎 化学プロセスとその計算」,培風館 (1982)
- D. M. Himmelblau 著,大竹伝雄 訳,「化学工学の基礎と計算」[原著第4版],培風館 (1986)
[Course materials]
The course material prepared for each class based on the above reference books is uploaded on OCW-i system after the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Exercise 30 %, Final exam 70 %

Related courses

  • TSE.M203 : Theory of Linear System
  • TSE.A204 : Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • ZUQ.T213 : Unit Operations
  • ZUQ.T312 : Colloquium of International Deveopment Engineering

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

It is strongly recommended to take the above related courses except "Colloquium of International Development Engineering."

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