2022 International Creative Design Project

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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

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

  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


No textbook

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

The final demonstration and presentation will be assessed.

Related courses

  • MEC.Q301 : Creative Design of Mechanical Systems
  • SCE.P201 : Creative System Design
  • MAT.M309 : Creativity Laboratory in Metallurgy
  • GRD.R101~104 : Mechanical Engineering Literacy 1~4
  • GRD.P101 : Processes for creation in science and technology【4th】

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

Students must have basic knowledge of mechanical engineering.

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