2020 Processes for creation in science and technology 【School of Engineering】

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School of Engineering
Kurabayashi Daisuke  Hirai Shuichiro  Hatanaka Takeshi  Nishida Yoshifumi  Tanaka Yoshitoshi    Tanaka Yoshitoshi 
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Course description and aims

In the creation process of science and technology, we cannot respond to social needs with a single discipline such as electrical engineering or mechanical engineering, and we need collaboration of multi discipline. In addition, we should conduct faithful research and development activities based on research and engineering ethics. Also, in order to protect and utilize research results, we need strategic intellectual property management such as patents.
In this lecture, we introduce the ongoing cutting-edge projects in School of Engineering, which are interdisciplinary collaborations of the departments in School of Engineering, i.e., Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Systems and Control Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information and Communication Engineering, and Industrial Engineering and Economics. We also give lectures on intellectual property and research/engineering ethics.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to understand:
1) the basics of the inter-disciplinary collaboration of engineering fields,
2) the basics of intellectual property,
3) the basics of research and engineering ethics.


inter-disciplinary collaboration,intellectual property, research and engineering ethics

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students should submit reports on each class.
The order of the lecture may be changed..

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course introduction. Introduction to the inter-disciplinary collaboration in the research of smart power grid. Understand the importance of this course. Understand the inter-disciplinary collaboration in the research of smart power grid.
Class 2 Introduction to the inter-disciplinary collaboration in the research of Integrated IoT (Internet of Things) Understand the inter-disciplinary collaboration in the research of Integrated IoT (Internet of Things)
Class 3 Introduction to the inter-disciplinary collaboration in human centric researches Understand the inter-disciplinary collaboration in human centric researches.
Class 4 Research ethics Understand the basis of research ethics
Class 5 Engineering ethics Understand the basis of engineering ethics
Class 6 Basic knowledge on intellectual property rights system Birds’ view understandings on the basic knowledge for science and technology students
Class 7 Utilization of patent information Understandings on patent information searching and utilization, together with landscape on IP management and its strategy

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.


None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

All materials used in class are provided on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students’ course scores are based on the report in each class.

Related courses

  • LAS.F101 : Frontiers of science and technology
  • XEG.B101 : Engineering Literacy I
  • XEG.B102 : Engineering Literacy II
  • XEG.B103 : Engineering Literacy III
  • XEG.B104 : Engineering Literacy IV

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