Students experience researches in multiple laboratories. This provides an opportunity for taking specific interests in advanced higher education in the graduate program. The basics of research ethics is also taught.
1) Proactical understanding of researches in laboratories.
2) Understanding of research ethics.
3) Connenting to "Independent Research Project (MEC)".
Research, Laboratory, Engineer ethics, Research ethics
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students are first divided into two groups. Each group will take this course in the first or the third quarter. On the first week, orientation of this course is provided. In addition, understanding of engineer/research ethics is also required. From the second week, students are further divided into sub-groups of three to five members. Each sub-group will visit three laboratories during six weeks (two weeks each) and experience a research topic in each laboratory. Reporting is required for activity in each laboratory (three in total).
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Orientation and engineer/research ethics||Understand the aim of this course. Sub-groups are defined. Understanding of engineer/research ethics is required.|
|Class 2||First activity in the first laboratory||Conduct a research activity.|
|Class 3||Second activity in the first laboratory||Conduct a research activity.|
|Class 4||First activity in the second laboratory||Conduct a research activity.|
|Class 5||Second activity in the second laboratory||Conduct a research activity.|
|Class 6||First activity in the third laboratory||Conduct a research activity.|
|Class 7||Second activity in the third laboratory||Conduct a research activity.|
E-Learning Course on Research Ethics (eL CoRE) provided from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
The score will be evaluated by pass or fail based on the activities and reporting at each of the three laboratories as well as understanding of engineer/research ethics.
Third year students in Department of Mechanical Engineering