2023 B2D Research Basic B in Information and Communications Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Yamaoka Katsunori 
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Media-enhanced courses
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Course description and aims

The B2D scheme enables students to develop an individualized course of study tailored to meet their academic goals.
Students will:
- Initiate their research project in the fall semester of the second year of their bachelor’s program, at an earlier stage than usual at Tokyo Tech
- Compose and implement a customized study plan connecting undergraduate and graduate programs in a seamless manner
Students are expected to:
- Be proactive in pursuing their own goals
- Become doctoral graduates with a multidisciplinary perspective
- Play unique roles in society, transcending existing frameworks
Students must pass the B2D special selection to be admitted to study in this scheme.

Student learning outcomes

B2D Research Basics will enable the student to:
1. Proactively develop specialized knowledge of the field, and identify research issues
2. Master basic principles of research ethics and safety
3. Acquire the basics of research, and develop oral and written communication skills necessary to disseminate research findings


Research activities, literature search, research ethics and safety, research theme

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Classes will be held in the laboratory of the B2D academic supervisor. The B2D student and the academic supervisor will work together to develop a tailored study plan.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course schedule - Guidance on the B2D Reach Basics coursework - Brainstorm for research ideas - Research ethics and safety - Gaining hands-on research experience - Identification of research theme Instructions to be given by the B2D academic supervisor
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Instructions to be given in class

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Assessment criteria and methods

To be notified following decision by relevant Department, based on learning outcomes 1 to 3 listed above

Related courses

  • ICT.Z377 : B2D Practical Pre-research A in Information and Communications Engineering

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

Students must have passed the B2D special selection process and obtained consent from the intended B2D academic supervisor. (Students must first consult B2D instructor to arrange interview with their intended supervisor.)

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