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.
This lecture enables students to understand the standard-setting process used in industry and blush up the overall knowledge necessary for the global engineer.
Science and technology of materials, Standard, Globalization of Industry
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lecture and Discussion on some subjects
|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||To understand materials science and technology in industry|
|Class 5||Materials-related standards and science and technology||To understand the relation between the standard and science and technology|
|Class 6||Standards of materials and related industry||To understand the relation between standards and their related industry|
|Class 7||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 8||Democracy and capitalism and strategy of standards…||Introduce standards strategy versus democracy and capitalism|