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 solved through research activities and discussions. While carrying out 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 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.
By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Apply knowledge of bioscience to solve problems related to the field
2. Study the fundamentals of fields other than bioscience independently to solve problems
3. Understand the significance of bioscience problems, judge their influence on society, and solve them
4. Explain concepts logically and discuss them
5. Work as an independent researcher and have the knowledge and oral competence to present his/her point of view effectively during discussions
presentation of Bachelor's thesis, research theme, problem solving, literature search, ability to explain concepts logically
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Conduct laboratory work under the guidance of your academic supervisor. The course schedule is determined through discussions with your academic supervisor.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||・Discussions on the direction of research ・ Decide research theme ・ Carry out research ・ Literature search ・ Interim report ・ Interpret results and draw conclusions ・ Prepare presentation materials and get instructions for presentation from your advisor ・ Technical presentation||Follow instructions by academic supervisor|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend a certain length of time outside of class on preparation and review (including for assignments), as specified by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Undergraduate Learning (東京工業大学学修規程) and the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Graduate Learning (東京工業大学大学院学修規程), for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
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.
The student is required to have satisfied the conditions for taking Graduation Thesis at the Department of Bioscience.