2021 Special exercise in civil engineering

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Civil Engineering
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Course description and aims

In this course, students conduct a research project on civil and environmental engineering under the guidance of their supervisor, including literature research, research proposal, problem-solving, discussion and presentation. The contents of projects will vary with each laboratory.

This course is intended to provide students majoring in civil and environmental engineering with research experience to prepare in advance research for graduation thesis. Through discussions with their academic supervisor, students carry out a research project independently by integrating comprehensive knowledge and skills that have been acquired through enrolling in various courses. It is expected that this course provides students with opportunities to experience the fun and challenges of cutting-edge research at Tokyo Tech and to understand research process.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will acquire fundamental abilitis to:
1. Understand research process, including literature research, research proposal, problem-solving, discussion and presentation
2. Study independently.
3. Communicate for logical discussion, presentation and writing.
4. Prepare for Bachelor's thesis.


research project, research process, self study, writing report, presentation

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Conduct a research project under the guidance of your academic supervisor. The contents of project are determined through discussions with your supervisor.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 ・ Guidance from your academic supervisor ・ Discussions on the direction of your research ・ Decide your project theme ・ Literature search ・ Problem-solving ・ Interpret results and draw conclusions ・ Write report ・ Prepare presentation materials and get instructions for presentation from your advisor ・ Technical presentations in Japanese and English Follow instructions from your academic supervisor.


Not specified.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified.

Assessment criteria and methods

presentation (70%), report (25%), attendance in classes (5%)

Related courses

  • ZUT.N332 : Colloquium on Civil Engineering
  • ZUT.Z389 : Graduation Thesis
  • ZUT.Z388 : Graduation Thesis

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

The student is required to take trial civil service exam conducted by our department in advance.

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