2020 Fundamental Prospects of Engineering

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Yano Tetsuji  Okuyama Shin-Ichi  Inoue Takayoshi  Hachiya Hiroyuki  Miyamoto Yasuyuki  Ogata Wakaha  Umemuro Hiroyuki  Tanaka Ken  Kitazume Masaki  Hanaoka Shinya  Yoshino Masahiko  Hanamura Katsunori  Matsui Tomomi  Kumai Shinji  Sekiguchi Hidetoshi  Ikarashi Kikuo  Hirose Sohichi  Takahashi Kunio 
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Course description and aims

This is a required course for students planning to acquire a high school teacher’s license for ‘industry’.
In addition to a broad range of engineering fields, students gain knowledge in classroom management and instruction methods so that they may acquire the competence to instruct ‘industry’ subjects, including those involving project studies, practical training, and research.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire basic knowledge in a broad range of engineering fields as well as gain an understanding of the significance and role of engineering in modern society. Furthermore, they will gain insight into how engineering fields are connected to one another and to outside fields. Students will also learn to develop wider perspectives and awareness concerning issues that surround modern society.


Courses related to industry.

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Classes are taught sequentially by a group of instructors, comprised mainly of heads of departments to which the students belong.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation   
Class 2 Systems and Control Engineering (Mathematics for Engineering, Programming, and Instrumentation) Explain formulations and technologies to implement instrumentation and control , based on mathematical expressions of systems.
Class 3 Electrical and Electronic Engineering I (Electric Basic / Electrical Equipment / Electric Power Technologies) (Contact: Prof. Yasuyuki Miyamoto) It is possible to explain the operation of the AC adapter by understanding the transformer, the rectifier circuit, the filter capacitor, the switched mode power supply, etc.
Class 4 Electrical and Electronic Engineering II (Electronic technology / electronic circuit / electronic information technology) (Contact: Prof. Yasuyuki Miyamoto) Explanation of the operation of logic circuit using MOSFET.
Class 5 Information and Communication Engineering (Basics of computer systems engineering / communication technology / hardware / software ) (Contact: Prof. Wakaha Ogata) Explain the fundamentals of computer systems, communication network architecture, information theory, and signal processing.
Class 6 Industrial Engineering (Industrial Management Technology) To understand industrial management technology mechanical design and machining technologies, which are fundamental of manufacturing technology.
Class 7 Materials Engineering (Processing/ Structure/ Properties) (Lecturer: Prof. Shinji Kumai) To learn the mutual relationship between processing, structure and properties of engineering materials from the wide point of view.
Class 8 Chemical Engineering To be able to understand chemical process including material and energy balances.  
Class 9 Mechanical Engineering II (Power train/ automotive engineering/ Automobile maintenace/ Electronic controlled mechanics) Explain a principle of power train and its electronic control in automobiles.
Class 10 Mechanical engineeringI(Mechanical design / Machining technologies) (Lecturer:Prof.M.Yoshino) To understand mechanical design and machining technologies, which are fundamental of manufacturing technology.
Class 11 Architecture (History of building / Planing / Architecture design / Building code / Architecture facilities / Structural engineering) To understand importance of synthesis of strength, function and aesthetic for architecture.
Class 12 Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Class 13 Civil Engineering (Surveying / Construction / Foundation / Structural design / Social Infrastructure) To understand an overview of planning, design, construction and maintenance of social infrastructure.  
Class 14     

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Students are expected to refer to the ‘industry’ section of the General High School Curriculum Guidelines. Handouts and other materials are given out when necessary.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified on an as-needed basis.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment is based on an end-of-term report.

Related courses

  • LAT.A209 : Organizational Management and Professional Development (Engineering)
  • LAT.A210 : Organizational Management and Professional Development (Materials and Chemical Technology)
  • LAT.A211 : Organizational Management and Professional Development (Environment and Society)

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

Only students who are planning to obtain a high school teacher’s type 1 license for the ‘industry’ subject may attend this course.

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