2019 Practice Program of Topics Setup and Solution IV

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Graduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
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Course description and aims

The aim of this course is to improve the students' critical thinking and solving skills. The students visit the other laboratories to make their research presentations to discuss with specialists in the relevant field. Also, students are encouraged to attend domestic or international conference to make their research presentations and discuss with the researchers in the relevant field.

Student learning outcomes

By taking Practice Program of Topics Setup and Solution I to IV, students will gain an understanding of the trends in the Materials Science and Engineering field. Students will learn the skills to critically evaluate research, articulate and explain their own ideas.


laboratory, presentation, discussion, conference

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Lesson plans are made in consultation with the instructor. Each student must make at least one presentation, choosing from the following opportunities, and debate with experts.
Seminar of another research lab
Academic conference or meeting in Japan or overseas
Visit expert in Japan or overseas to debate

Course schedule/Required learning

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


To be specified as necessary.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be 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 200- and 300-level basic lectures offered by Materials courses under graduate major or have equivalent knowledge.

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