2022 Introduction to Engineering Design and Management of Technology

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Nakamaru Mayuko  Saito Shigeki  Inaba Kazuaki  Goto Mika  Sengoku Shintaro  Tsujimoto Masaharu  Taoka Yuki 
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Course description and aims

This class's main topic is "finding inconvenience", which appears from global societies to local societies.
Students should make ideas about finding inconvenience, considering "inconvenience" in our real world.
By doing exercises and group works in the class, students consider what factors make people solve "inconvenience" which will enable them to create a new social value.

Student learning outcomes

Students can make ideas to find "inconvenience" in their neighborhood, and practice their ideas.


inconvenience; design; group work

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Give a lecture in each class. In some classes, students works together, following the instruction from the professor.
Exercises are assigned to students.
Please keep in mind that different lecturers use different rooms.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction (Inaba) Know the overview of this course
Class 2 Team building Group Work (GW) (Saito, Inaba, Taoka) Learn what team building is Do the group work
Class 3 How does the team turn the ideas into reality? Learn how the team turns the ideas into reality
Class 4 Group Work (GW) (Saito, Inaba, Taoka) Do the group work
Class 5 Can mathematical modeling and simulations solve“inconvenience” in our society? (Nakamaru) Learn "inconvenience" in the communication strategy.
Class 6 Group Work (GW) (Sengoku) Do the group work following the lecture by Nakamaru
Class 7 Inconvinience in the process of Business Model design and implementation (Tsujimoto) Learn and Exercise the analysis and design of ecosystem in business context
Class 8 GW (Tsujimoto) Do the group work following the lecture by Tsujimoto
Class 9 Inconvenience from the perspective of productivity analysis (Goto) Learn productivity analysis
Class 10 GW (Goto) Do the group work following the lecture by Goto
Class 11 "inconvenience" in cooperation (Nakamaru) Learn "inconvenience" in the cooperative relationship
Class 12 GW (Nakamaru) Do the group work following the lecture by Nakamaru
Class 13 Preparation for group presentation (Taoka) Prepare for group presentation
Class 14 Group presentation(all professors) presenting the group work

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Not assigned

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Materials are distributed in the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Exercises in each class
Discussion in each class
The group presentation in the last class

Related courses

  • TIM.A510 : Social Simulation I
  • TIM.A511 : Social Simulation II
  • TIM.A406 : Methodology of Mathematical and Computational Analysis II
  • TIM.C512 : Energy Technology and Social System I
  • TIM.A403 : Methodology of Political Science and Economics I
  • TIM.A404 : Methodology of Political Science and Economics II

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

No prerequisite.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Please contact Prof Mayuko Nakamaru; nakamaru.m.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp


Different lecturers use different rooms.

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