2022 Independent research project(MCS)

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Undergraduate major in Mathematical and Computing Science
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Course description and aims

The student conducts research on a theme determined through discussions with his/her academic supervisor. The student gets a deep understanding of his/her research theme by reading related literature, and associated problems are defined and solved through research activities and discussions. While carrying out research, the student learns how to solve problems by applying specialist knowledge in his/her field as well as fundamental knowledge of other related fields that have been acquired through enrolling in various courses. He/she also cultivates his/her ability to look at things from many perspectives. In addition, the student writes a research report and makes a presentation detailing his/her research findings.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Apply knowledge of mathematical and computing science to solve problems related to the field,
2. Study the fundamentals of fields other than mathematical and computing science independently to solve problems,
3. Understand the significance of mathematical and computing science problems, judge their influence on society, and solve them,
4. Explain concepts logically, discuss them, and put them in writing,


Presentation, research theme, problem-solving, literature search, ability to explain concepts logically

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Conduct laboratory work under the guidance of your academic supervisor. The course schedule is determined through discussions with your academic supervisor.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 ・ Guidance from your academic supervisor ・ Discussions on the direction of your research ・ Decide your research theme ・ Carry out research ・ Literature search ・ Interpret results and draw conclusions ・ Write a research report ・ Prepare presentation materials and get instructions for presentation from your advisor ・ Technical presentation Follow instructions from your academic supervisor.


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

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Assessment criteria and methods

The specific assessment criteria and methods, which are in accordance with student learning outcomes 1 to 4 above,will be announced after they are determined by the department.

Related courses

  • MCS.Z381 : Research opportunity in Laboratories (MCS)

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

The student is required to have satisfied the conditions for taking Independent research project at the Department of Mathematical and Computing Science.

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