2019 Energy&Environment (TSE)

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Tokimatsu Koji  Takahashi Fumitake  Cross Jeffrey Scott 
Course component(s)
Lecture / Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
TSE.C321
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/6/20
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

In this course, students can learn Japanese experiences and situation of energy and environment, specifically Japanese energy polocy and waste management. Lectures will be provided by faculties within and outside of our university, regarding to technological and socio-economic aspects. The goal of this course is to learn Japanese efforts on management in energy and environment and to make presentation compared with students' home countries, through the classes and one time facility visit in power sector and in local government.

Student learning outcomes

The students can
- understand the Japanese efforts on energy and environmental management
- make a proposal to policy makers in their home countries by comparing with the Japanese efforts.

Keywords

廃棄物、エネルギーと環境技術、社会経済・政策

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

In the first four classes, we will focus on waste management and Japanese energy strategy, both technology and policy sides, then go to site visit to understand actual activities by both a private company in power sector and a local government in waste treatment. Finally students make presentations on the policy suggestions to their own countries, comparing with the Japanese efforts.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lecture on overview of Japanese policies in energy and energy-related environment. 13:20-14:50, Mon8, July, S516, prof Cross To understand socio-economic and policies on energy
Class 2 Lecture on waste management technology in materials; from value adding to trash box designing (tentative); 15:05-16:35, Mon8, July, S516, prof Takahashi To understand waste management technology from science and technology to phycology
Class 3 Lecture on overview of Japanese policies in energy and energy-related environment. 13:20-14:50, Tue9, July, S515, prof Tokimatsu To understand socio-economic and policies on energy
Class 4 Lecture on countermeasures by socio-economics and policy for waste management in Japan. 15:05-16:35, Tue9, July, S515, prof Hosoda To understand socio-economic and policies on waste management
Class 5 The site visits; a high-efficiency fossil-fired power plant and a waste management facility; from 12:20(sharply) up to around 18:00, Wed 10. To understand Japanese technologies on cutting-edge gas combined cycle power, waste power and management
Class 6 Presentation from students; make a proposal to policy makers for your own country regarding to energy and environmental technologies and policies, after learning the Japanese efforts. 13:20-16:35, Thur11, July, S512&515, prof Cross, Takahashi, Tokimatsu To make policy proposal to student’s home country based on the above classes in Japanese experiences
Class 7 Presentation from students; make a proposal to policy makers for your own country regarding to energy and environmental technologies and policies, after learning the Japanese efforts.(2) 13:20-16:35, Thur11, July, S512&515, prof Cross, Takahashi, Tokimatsu To make policy proposal to student’s home country based on the above classes in Japanese experiences

Textbook(s)

none

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Hand out, materials will be distributed as needed.
* Economics of Waste Management in East Asia (Yamamoto and Hosoda, eds)

Assessment criteria and methods

(1) Evaluation will be based on summary reports; 80% (4 classess X 20 points/class)
(2) presentation is 20%

Related courses

  • TSE.C315 : Energy, Environment, and Policy
  • TSE.A313 : Theory of Resource and Energy Engineering

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

basic English communication

Other

none

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