This course aims to improve the abilities and skills that will be required for students to conduct a research project and make a research presentation.
This course consists of two parts. In the first part, faculties will introduce cutting-edge research topics from different research groups in civil and environmental engineering department. In the second part, students will conduct their small research project in the selected research topics under supervision of faculties via laboratory experiment, numerical simulation, field trip, and previous research review activities.
(1) Learn basic approach to research through a small project and coaching by your teacher.
(2) Acquire the habit of self-learning and planning practice via subjective prosecution.
(3) Acquire ability to convey your achievement to others through technical writing.
(4) Acquire ability to convey your achievement to others through oral presentation.
Self-learning, Research project, Technical writing, Oral presentation
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
After the introductory lectures on cutting-edge research topics from supervising faculties in the first class, student will select a research group based on interest. In the following classes, students will start their own small research projects via laboratory experiment, numerical simulation, field trip, and previous research review activities under the supervisions by faculties. In addition, students will prepare for their oral presentation and research abstract. Student will make presentation twice (in-group presentation and whole presentation)
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance, Introduction of research topics, Questionnaire about research project||Learn skill of presentation through the introductory lectures on cutting-edge research projects.|
|Class 2||Selection of small project, Survey job, Analysis, Organizing of outcome||After the selection of research project, survey job, analysis and organizing of outcome will be launched.|
|Class 3||Survey job, Analysis, Organizing of outcome||Survey job, analysis and organizing of outcome will be conducted.|
|Class 4||Survey job, Analysis, Organizing of outcome||Survey job, analysis and organizing of outcome will be conducted.|
|Class 5||Survey job, Analysis, Organizing of outcome||Survey job, analysis and organizing of outcome will be conducted.|
|Class 6||Survey job, Analysis, Organizing of outcome, Preparation of oral presentation, Writing an abstract of research conducted||Survey job, analysis, organizing and preparation for the presentation of outcome will be conducted.|
|Class 7||Presentation in group, Rewriting the abstract, Preparation of oral presentation||In the first half, make presentation and ask questions. In the second half, rewrite the abstract and prepare for the whole presentation.|
|Class 8||Whole presentation||Make presentation and ask questions.|
Associated reference material will be distributed.
Some reference materials will be introduced by supervisors in each research topic.
(1) Attendance (20%)
(2) Presentation (in-group: 5%, whole: 15%)
(3) Reports (20%)
(4) Attitude to research topic (40%)