This course aims to provide the overall goal and curriculum structure of the Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering undergraduate major and then to carry out group work among the registered students in order to understand the significance of the transdisciplinary approach, as well as acquire the basic skills to engage in transdisciplinary approach.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand and explain the principle of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering in terms of education and research
2) Acquire the basic skills to design and implement projects applying the transdisciplinary approach to tackle today's complicated social issues.
３)Obtain the skills for group-work with others
Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, Transdiscilinary approach, SDGs,
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course will consist of lectures, group work and discussions, and group-presentations.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to this course, Susstainable Development Goals (SDGs)||TBA|
|Class 2||Survey and group discussions (1) on SDGs||TBA|
|Class 3||Group presentation on SDGs||TBA|
|Class 4||Engineering Systems, Great Technology, Group discussion on “great technology”||TBA|
|Class 5||Group discussion on “great technology” （1）||TBA|
|Class 6||Group discussion on “great technology” （2）||TBA|
|Class 7||Survey and group discussions for Case Study 2||TBA|
|Class 8||Summary and reflection of this course||TBA|
Livirer L. De Weck, Daniel Roos, Christopher L. Magee, Engineering Systems Meeting Human Needs in a Complex Technological World, MIT Press
Group-work presentations (50%)
Individual reports (50%)