2017 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Hanamura Katsunori  Inoue Hirotsugu  Yoshino Masahiko  Okawa Seiji  Nozaki Tomohiro  Takeda Yukio  Yamaura Hiroshi  Miyazaki Yusuke  Amaya Kenji 
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Mon5-6(W935)  Thr5-6(W935)  
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Course description and aims

This course is designed for Electrical and Electronic Engineering students (excluding Mechanical Engineering students) to learn the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. Using a textbook published by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering (JSME), students will acquire the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to understand the basics of Mechanical Engineering.


Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This course consists of lectures following a textbook.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 What is Mechanical Engineering? understand Technologies, history of development of Mechanical Engineering, Design, and how to learn M.E.
Class 2 Mechanics of materials learn mechanics of materials
Class 3 Materials and Mahining learn materials and machining
Class 4 examination 1 understand mechanical materials and mechanics and machining through examination 1
Class 5 Thermal and Fluid Dynamics learn fundamentals of thermal and fluid diyanmics
Class 6 Energy Conversion Engineering learn fundamentals of energy conversion
Class 7 Automotive Engineering learn fundamentals of automotive engineering
Class 8 examination 2 understand fundamentals of thermal and fluid dynamics, energy conversion and automotive engineering
Class 9 Control and Information learn fundamentals of control theory and information technology
Class 10 Information Equipments learn information telecommunication and memory devices
Class 11 Robotics learn fundamentals of robotics
Class 12 Micro Machine and Medical Devices learn micro machines and medical devices
Class 13 examination 3 understand fundamentals of micro machines and medical devices
Class 14 Bioengineering learn fundamentals of bioengineering
Class 15 Computational Mechanics learn fundamentals of numerical mechanics


JSME Texbook Series, “Introduction to Mechanical Engineering”, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering ISBN978-4-88898-216-0 C3353

Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

small examination for each category including (1) mechanics of materials and manufacturing, (2) Thermal and Fluid Engineering and (3) robotics, information and controling

Related courses

  • physics A

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

Physics A (Mechanics) is recommeded


You can study fundamentals of mechanical engineering based on a text book. Those who are interested in mechanical engineering, and those who would like to stretch their knowledge, should attend this lecture. The lecture will be provided by experts in mechanical engineering.

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