2021 Energy Technology and Social System II

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Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Goto Mika 
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Course description and aims

Energy and environment problems recently increase importance under the circumstance with globalized economy. As an extension of this course at I, this course sheds light on the energy and environment issues in Japan and the other nations in the world using various data, documents, and academic papers, particularly from a perspective of application and adaptation of technology to the society. This course provides students with a basic knowledge and analytical method and framework through examining concrete policies and analytical examples, by which each student can examine energy and environment problems in the context of technology, economy, and social systems.
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of social issues related to energy, resource, and environment, and establish a basic knowledge of students through which they can consider practical solutions for the issues based on some analytical methods in economics. In addition, this course provides students with an opportunity to cultivate knowledge on energy policy and sustainable society.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will:
(1) Understand current issues of energy and environment from reading articles
(2) Understand how energy and environment problems are related to technology, economy, and social systems
(3) Have in-depth understanding with respect to solutions for energy and environment issues from perspectives of energy policy and sustainable society


Energy issues, environment issues, economics, energy technology, social systems

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students obtain basic knowledge and ability to understand energy and environment issues from lectures. Group discussions on selected topics are combined with lectures.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Understand entire structure of this course
Class 2 Energy and R&D Understand energy related R&D
Class 3 Energy and smart city Understand trend and current status of smart city over the globe
Class 4 Group work Working with team members to prepare for group presentation
Class 5 Energy M&A Understand energy companies' M&A trend
Class 6 Group presentation and discussions Each group reads and presents summary of papers to promote knowledge on energy and environment through discussions
Class 7 Group presentation and discussions Each group reads and presents summary of papers to promote knowledge on energy and environment through discussions

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.


None specified

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified in the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Achievement is assessed by attitude of participation and final report.

Related courses

  • TIM.C512 : Energy Technology and Social System I

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