2020 Perspective and Understanding of Various Kinds of Material and Standardization

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Graduate major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society
Takahashi Kunio 
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Course description and aims

Standards and industry are closely interlinked. Standards must be determined based on science and technology, but are frequently influenced by other societal aspects. Standards set on the basis of factors other than science and technology are not unusual. For example, almost all engineers may be confused by the co-existence of both ISO and ASME standards. Focusing on the materials used in many industries, this course provides an overview of the standard-setting process required now and in the future for the global engineer.

Student learning outcomes

This lecture enables students to show a basic guidline for the standardization of the material engineering.


Science and technology of materials, Standard, Globalization of Industry

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Lecture and Discussion on some subjects

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Standardization and industry To understand the relation between industry and standards, and the significance of the standard in industry
Class 2 Mechanism of international standards To understand the process to determine international standards
Class 3 Mechanism of Japanese standards To understand the process to determine Japanese standards
Class 4 Position of materials in industry and Materials-related standards and science and technology To understand materials science and technology in industry and understand the relation between the standard and science and technology
Class 5 Standards of materials and related industry To understand the relation between standards and their related industry
Class 6 ISO standard vs American standard To understand the problems in the relation between ISO standards and American standards, which causes difficulty for engineers in a global company
Class 7 Democracy and capitalism and strategy of standards… To underdstand standards strategy versus democracy and capitalism

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.



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Related courses

  • ZUQ.T202 : Thermodynamics

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