2019 Creative Experiments on Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Fujita Hideaki  Miyamoto Yasuyuki  Nakagawa Shigeki 
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Tue1-2(S322)  Tue5-8(S322)  
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

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

  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.


None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Instruction manuals and course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

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.

Related courses

  • EEE.E201 : Electricity and Magnetism I
  • EEE.E202 : Electricity and Magnetism II
  • EEE.C201 : Electric Circuits I
  • EEE.C202 : Electric Circuits II
  • EEE.C261 : Control Engineering
  • EEE.C211 : Analog Electronic Circuits
  • EEE.C321 : Digital Electronic Circuits
  • EEE.C301 : Electronic Measurement

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


Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Hideaki Fujita: fujita[at]ee.e.titech.ac.jp

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