2024 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Inoue Hirotsugu  Hirata Atsushi  Hanamura Katsunori  Kosaka Hidenori  Takeda Yukio  Yamaura Hiroshi  Nakashima Motomu  Amaya Kenji 
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Mon5-6(W9-326(W935))  Thr5-6(W9-326(W935))  
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Course description and aims

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

Student learning outcomes

Students will be able to understand the basics of Mechanical Engineering.


Mechanics of Materials, Machine Dynamics, Thermal Engineering, Fluid Engineering, Material Processing, Control and Information, Bioengineering, Computational Mechanics

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
・Applied specialist skills on EEE

Class flow

Lectures are given in accordance with the textbook. Each lecture is given by the specialist of each academic field.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 What is Mechanical Engineering? Understand history of machine technology and mechanical engineering, mechnical design, and how to learn mechanical engineering.
Class 2 Mechanics of Materials and Machine Dynamics Learn outline of mechanics of materials and mechine dynamics.
Class 3 Material Processing Learn outline of material processing.
Class 4 Examination 1 Confirm the understanding of the contents in the preceding three lectures by examination.
Class 5 Energy Conversion Machinery (Part 1) Learn outline of energy conversion machinery (Internal combustion engines).
Class 6 Thermal and Fluid Engineering Learn outline of thermal and fluid engineering.
Class 7 Energy Conversion Machinery (Part 2) Learn outline of energy conversion machinery (Fuel cell and battery).
Class 8 Examination 2 Confirm the understanding of the contents in the preceding three lectures by examination.
Class 9 Robotics and Micromachines Learn outline of robotics and micromachines.
Class 10 Control and Information Learn outline of control theory and information technology.
Class 11 Information Equipments Learn outline of information equipments.
Class 12 Bioengineering and Medical/Welfare Devices Learn outline of bioengineering and medical/welfare devices.
Class 13 Computational Mechanics Learn outline of computational mechanics.
Class 14 Examination 3 Confirm the understanding of the contents in the preceding three lectures by examination.

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.


JSME Texbook Series, “Introduction to Mechanical Engineering”, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering, ISBN 978-4-88898-216-0

Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Score will be evaluated only by three examinations during the course.

Related courses

  • LAS.P101 : Fundamentals of Mechanics 1
  • LAS.P102 : Fundamentals of Mechanics 2

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

It is recommended to acquire Fundamentals of Mechanics 1 and 2.



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