2018 International Engineering Design Experiences (Spring Semester)

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Shirabe Masashi  Oda Mitsushige  Saijo Miki  Shinno Hidenori  Horie Mikio  Saito Shigeki  Iijima Junichi  Inaba Kazuaki  Ohashi Takumi  Kitazume Masaki  Kishimoto Kikuo  Fujii Haruyuki  Mougenot Celine  Matsumura Shigeki  Yoshida Kazuhiro  Hasegawa Osamu  Sakamoto Hiraku 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
TSE.A342
Credits
2
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2018/4/6
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

In this course, students can learn the basics of design thinking in a PBL(Project Based Learning) style. Students from different backgrounds form teams. Each team selects a small project to work on design activities, and make a presentation on the outcome.

The goals of the course are to learn the basics of design thinking and to exercise implementing them.

Student learning outcomes

Students
- understand the basic knowledge and skills of design thinking
- become accustomed to cross-cultural communication
- become cross-culturally aware

Keywords

design thinking, PBL (project based learning)、cross cultural awareness

Competencies that will be developed

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

As collaboration is the main activity, this course is an intensive course of one week(Afternoon, 19, 23-26 of July). Short term overseas students will join this class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 5 day intensive course Day 1 Ice-breaking, team formation, simple collaboration, lecture on design thinking Day 2 Introduction to Japanese society, culture and technology, explanation of problems to tackle in this class, concept designing by team Day 3 Selection of a design concept, 2D prototyping, improvement of the design concept Day 4 3D prototyping or preparation of demonstration Day 5 Finishing operation, preparation of presentation, presentation Each team selects one of the following design targets (under consideration). (1) products, systems or services to solve an important problem of Japanese society, e.g, aging. (2) products, systems or services based on Japanese technology or cultures (3) products, systems or services targeting the Japanese market

Textbook(s)

N/A

Reference books, course materials, etc.

hand out materials as needed

Assessment criteria and methods

(1) participation situation to / attitude to tackle a project (30%)
(2) result of project and its presentation (70%)

will be evaluated as a team.

Related courses

  • ESD.A501 : Engineering Design Project A

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

Basic English Communication.
Motivations to global teamwork.

Other

When the number of applicants from Tokyo Tech exceeds 10, we will select 10 of them for this class in consideration of the balance of foreign/domestic participants.

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