This course (lecture series) deals with recent topics of R&D and innovation in advanced scientific and technological fields.
This also provides a learning opportunity for the discovery of research themes and the invention and innovation processes. The advanced fields include material science, applied chemistry, production engineering, mechanical science, robotics, physical electronics, electrical and electronic engineering, biotechnology, nanotechnology, mechanical and environmental informatics, computer science, natural science etc., and 6 topics are selected from this pool every year. This course targets all students and does not require scientific and technological background.
This course aims that students learn trends of R&D in the advanced fields of science and technology, and a way of commercialization of scientific and technological outcomes.
Advanced science, advanced technology, research and development, innovation.
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The first class provides the overview of this course. The following classes deal with selected topics in an omnibus format where each appointed lecturer covers two classes for a single topic. The final class is dedicated to group discussion and presentations.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 2||Biotechnology, nanotechnology: part 1||Pre-learning of basic knowledge of the field|
|Class 3||Biotechnology, nanotechnology: part 2||Review and reflection|
|Class 4||Mechanical and environmental informatics, computer science: part 1||Pre-learning of basic knowledge of the field|
|Class 5||Mechanical and environmental informatics, computer science: part 2||Review and reflection|
|Class 6||Natural science: part 1||Pre-learning of basic knowledge of the field|
|Class 7||Natural science: part 2||Review and reflection|
|Class 8||Group discussion and presentation|
Deliverables in each lecture
Physical attendance, collective conbribution to the classes, and presentations will be taken into consideration. Details are to be informed of in the Class 01.