2017 Theory of Resource and Energy Engineering

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Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Yoshikawa Kunio  Hinode Hirofumi  Nakasaki Kiyohiko  Egashira Ryuichi 
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Course description and aims

Students will learn about the uses of resources and energy, their current status and issues, solutions of the issues, and future directions.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to understand the principles and actual situation related to technologies contributing to sustainable utilization of resources and energy, and also will be able to undertake related research.


Water resource, Mineral resource, Non-mineral resource, Fossil resource, Fossil energy, Renewable energy, Bioenergy

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Overview of the lectures will be explained in the first class, and each lecture will be carried out with reference to its relationship with the overview. After all the lectures will be given, submission of a report related to the whole lectures will be requested.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of resources and energy Understand the classification and characteristics of resources and energy.
Class 2 Water resources Understand the water circulation, water treatment and water management.
Class 3 Mineral and Non-mineral resources Understand the current status and future of mineral and non-mineral resources.
Class 4 Fossil resources Understand how fossil resources, which are a complex mixture and are consumed in large quantities, are effectively utilized.
Class 5 Biological resources Understand the international rules on genetic resources and the food problem, technologies for the production of biological materials and organic waste recycling.
Class 6 Fossil energy Understand power generation technology from fossil fuels.
Class 7 Renewable energy Understand various technologies for power generation from renewable energy.
Class 8 Biofuels Understand the significance of utilizing biomass and the basics of the manufacturing method.


No textbook is set. Lecture materials are uploaded to OCW-i.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

References are indicated in the handouts.

Assessment criteria and methods

Learning achievement is evaluated by reports.

Related courses

  • TSE.A206 : Biological engineering

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

None required.

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