2024 Materials Science and Engineering Special Seminar I

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Course description and aims

The aim of the course is to improve the presentation and communication skills as a materials scientist. Students make a research presentation and discuss with other students. Also, guest specialist speakers may be invited to make a presentation, and students learn the way of research from the specialists.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the abilities regarding research managements, presentation skills, and communication skills by completing this course from 1 to 4.


research presentation, discussion

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The course schedule will be determined by academic supervisors. Students must make a presentation on his/her research topic at least once and discuss with other students.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 The course schedule will be determined by academic supervisors. Will be given by academic supervisors.

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.


Specified as necessary.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Specifics of the assessment criteria and methods 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

  • 400-500 level graduate major lectures in Materials Course

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

Students must be a member of one of the laboratories in the Materials Course.
Students must have completed the 400- and 500-level lectures offered by the Materials Course graduate major or have equivalent knowledge.

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