2021 Seminar in Development and Environmental Engineering (IDE) IV

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International Development Engineering
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Course description and aims

This 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 suggested by the academic supervisor (assignments may be 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 above-mentioned process are not only to develop the students’ skills in such areas as literature search and analysis, mapping techniques, and techniques for collecting, analyzing, and assessing data, 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 after by society.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the following abilities in stages by completing Seminar I-IV.
1 Professional expertise for identifying fundamental scientific and technical issues encountered in Global engineering
2. Ability to independently acquire expertise in areas outside the field of Global 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 of the field
5. Ability to explain concepts logically, develop arguments, and put them in writing


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

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication 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. Language used will be basically 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 each laboratory.


Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Specifics of the assessment criteria and methods, which are in accordance with the student learning outcomes 1–5, will be announced prior to the start of the course. Students are encouraged to make self-assessments using this information to aid their learning.

Related courses

  • ZSU.Y491 : Seminar in Development and Environmental Engineering (IDE) I
  • ZSU.Y492 : Seminar in Development and Environmental Engineering (IDE) II
  • ZSU.Y591 : Seminar in Development and Environmental Engineering (IDE) III
  • ZSU.Y592 : Seminar in Development and Environmental Engineering (IDE) IV

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

Students must belong to IGP(A) DEE course in the Department of International Development Engineering.

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