This course focuses on mechanical systems design and project management techniques. In this course, Tokyo Tech students visit a university abroad and take classes together with other students in the visited university and other universities abroad. A project of development of mechanical systems will be conducted by international group work. In order to create a mechanical system fulfilling a demand, students will discuss, design and test recursively based on their all of engineering knowledge with foreign students.
Through the project work, students will master basic skills of mechanical design, international team work to realize ideas, and presentation.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) solve issues by communication and discussion with other members in international team.
2) design and development mechanical systems fulfilling demands
3) realize ideas with adequate project management.
4) present results effectively in English.
International cooperation, Group work, Creative thinking, engineering design, project management, discussion, presentation
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
After a fundamental lecture, students make several groups to develop a mechanical system. At the end of the course, each group make a demonstration and presentation.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Lecture: mechanical design and project management||Mechanical design, Design thinking, Project management.|
|Class 2||Group work 1||Clarification of goal, spec, and design concept. Role-sharing arrangement|
|Class 3||Group work 2||Designing basic mechanical systems|
|Class 4||Visit to company||Real mechanical design and Project management.|
|Class 5||Group work 3||Designing mechanical systems|
|Class 6||Group work 4||Development and test|
|Class 7||Group work 5||Development and test|
|Class 8||Final demonstration and presentation||Demonstration and presentation|
Course materials are provided during class.
The final demonstration and presentation will be assessed.
Students must have basic knowledge of mechanical engineering.