2019 Seminar in Information and Communications Engineering S1

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Instructor(s)
Academic Supervisor 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Seminar ()  
Group
-
Course number
ICT.Z491
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/4/9
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This two-quarter long course is designed to give students specialist knowledge in their field of study as well as basic knowledge in a broader area, with a focus on research assignments that are decided through discussions with the academic supervisor. The students will incorporate this knowledge into their own research themes to carry out research, participate in academic discussions, and give presentations of their findings. The aims of the abovementioned process are not only to develop the students’ skills in such areas for collecting, analyzing, and assessing data through literature search and analysis, but also to acquire linguistic proficiency and comprehension skills as well as the ability to present ideas and arguments effectively in academic writing and through discussions and presentations. Graduate education at Tokyo Tech is comprised of coursework education based on a structured curriculum and laboratory work characterized by individualized instruction. Research Seminar courses are central to the laboratory-based education, and active learning is strongly encouraged. By enrolling in Research Seminar courses and pursuing research activities, students are expected to develop expertise in their field of study and gain skills that are sought afterby society.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the following abilities in stages by completing Research Seminar S1, F1, S2, and F2:
1. Professional expertise for identifying fundamental scientific and technical issues encountered in information and communications engineering
2. Ability to spontaneously acquire expertise in areas outside the field of information and communications engineering and connect it to practical problem solving
3. Ability to freely utilize specialist knowledge to solve problems and provide creative ideas
4. Ability to conduct research with awareness of the trends in research and development and an international grasp ofthe field
5. Ability to explain concepts logically, develop arguments, and put them in writing

Keywords

Literature search, data collection, data analysis, academic-paper writing, presentation training, discussion training, laboratory-based education, coursework

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Classes are held at the academic supervisor’s laboratory. The course schedule will be determined through discussions held among students and the academic supervisor. In some cases, multiple laboratories may choose to hold classesjointly. Some laboratories might hold classes in English. Check with your academic supervisor.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by eachlaboratory.

Textbook(s)

Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Each academic advisor will evaluate the student learning outcomes 1–5 in a comprehensive way.

Related courses

  • 400-level graduate major courses in Information and Communications Engineering.

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

1. Students must have selected Information and Commuinications Engineering Course.
2. Students must have completed the 200- and 300-level basic courses offered by the Information and Communication Engineering undergraduate major or have equivalent knowledge.

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