This course is designed to give students a practical opportunity to develop their creative and technological skills as well as to understand the principles related to electrical and electronic engineering. In this course, students set targeted subjects to fabricate, which are related to electrical and electronic engineering, with the best of their knowledge and understanding of courses learned so far such as electromagnetism and electrical circuit.
Students work in a group of two or three to carry out a project of design and fabrication of the targeted subject. In the process of designing and fabricating the subject, students develop communication and presentation skills and acquire critical thinking skills together with practical and problem solving skills through discussions with group members and instructors.
By the end of this course, students will:
1) be able to understand the knowledge and principles related to electrical and electronic engineering more in depth.
2) have acquired critical thinking skills based on the knowledge of electrical and electronic engineering.
3) have acquired practical skills to solve the problem in the process of design and fabrication.
4) have developed communication and presentation skills.
Corresponding educational goals are:
(1) Specialist skills: Fundamental specialist skills
(4) Applied skills (inquisitive thinking and/or problem-finding skills) Organization and analysis
(7) Skills acquiring a wide range of expertise, and expanding it into more advanced and other specialized areas
Craft and design, creative and technological skills, electronic work, group work
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students are requested to willingly work on the project -- designing and fabricating the targeted subject -- in groups of two or three with support by instructors. The fabrication of targeted subject will be carried out in August. At the end of the course, students give a presentation on their achievements.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introductory lecture on course objectives and group discussion||Brainstorming for designing target|
|Class 2||Presentation of the first proposal||Presentation of the first proposal|
|Class 3||Feedback to the first proposal and group discussion||Improving the first proposal|
|Class 4||Group discussion on targeted subjects for improving the design||Group discussion for design improvement|
|Class 5||Group discussion to complete the detail design||Complete the detail design|
|Class 6||Presentation of the second proposal and design||Presentation of the second proposal and design|
|Class 7||Machining and electronic work 1||Acquire mechanical and/or electronics skills.|
|Class 8||Machining and electronic work 2||Acquire mechanical and/or electronics skills.|
|Class 9||Machining and electronic work 3||Acquire mechanical and/or electronics skills.|
|Class 10||Machining and electronic work 4||Acquire mechanical and/or electronics skills.|
|Class 11||Assembly, examination, and adjustment of the system||Examine and adjust the system.|
|Class 12||Evaluation and discussion of the specification and performance of the system.||Evaluation and discussion of the specification and performance.|
|Class 13||Improvement of the system||Improving the system|
|Class 14||Preparation to the final presentation||Summarize all the proposal, design, test, and modification on this project|
|Class 15||Contests and presentations||Acquire presentation and communication skills.|
Instruction manuals and course materials are provided during class.
The learning outcome will be evaluated from the second proposal and design (50%), problem solution in the fabrication process (20%), and final presentation (30%). The first proposal will not be included in the grading to encourage free thinking. Moreover, the attention will be paid for the proposal, design, fabrication process, and presentation rather than the final performance of the system.
Hideaki Fujita: fujita[at]ee.e.titech.ac.jp