2017 Doctoral Career Design C

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Furuta Kenji  Suzuki Katsuhiro  Kawai Nobuaki 
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Course description and aims

This course is done in Japanese so Japanese ability of daily conversation level is essential. This course is designed to the doctorate course student to provide the basic way of thinking and the viewpoints to think about his/her career, Both a student aiming at the industrial world and at the academia world need preparations respectively but the chance to touch the reality of the industrial world is little in the university. So this course is effective to learn about the reality of the industries as well as academic. In this course, much about the technology management and human resource management related issues in the industries are discussed but this course does not support job finding activities. Through this course, the relationship between the quality, the ability and the interest of the individual and future career will be learned.

Student learning outcomes

・To be able to understand the viewpoint and the thought process when considering own future career
・To be able to form an image of the future career.
・To Understand about the the quality, the capability and the way of thinking for an engineer and a researcher.
・To Understand about the reality of the human resources management, technology management and the various positions for the technical talents in the industrial world.


Academia, Industries, Innovator and Inventor, Career path, Research & Development, Technical capability, Doctorate course, Internship

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

・The class is designed to have a maximum of 50 students.
・The course is excuted by using many Power Point slides with many figures, tables and pictures.
・Home work is give each lecture.
・Feedback card is delivered every class and the comments on the feedeback cards are used for the evaluation.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Summary of the career design, Diverified fields for the technical talents, Difference between job finding and work finding, Introduction of the career development support program of Tokyo Tech. ・The reason for enterring to doctoral course. ・What do you think about your future carrier at this moment?
Class 2 Images of the technical human resourses, Innovator and Inventor, Value creation process model, Various models for the technical capabities required in the indusitries Recognition about the iimportance and selfevaluation of the required capability & quality.
Class 3 ・Reality of the work in the academia. The process for assuming the position in academia.Difficulties and pleasure.
Class 4 Definition of business, Difference in the recognition about technology between in the university and in the corporation. The role and the strategic meaning of the technology Disect your own technology into components technologies and evaluate those
Class 5 Environment about doctor in the global business society, Meaning and the expectation to the doctor. Activities in the university and industry for taking advantage doctor Selfevaluation of yourself about the change between now and the age of the master course student
Class 6 Reality and the processes of the venture company start-up. Pros & Cons of the venture comapny start-up including risks as the doctor's career, Methodology of the "Lean sytat up","Design thinking",Venture strat up support program, Real business process of the company start up Your thought and recognition about start-up company and the job in the star-tup company
Class 7 Job finding activity of doctor, Action flow of the job finding activity in Japan, Key points of company selection, Understanding about issues of current industry, Meaning of the internship as the career design process, Your impression about value creation activity in the industry and technology related activity in the industry


No OTC textbook. The lecture materials will be prepared by the lecturer and purinnted for the student and will be uploaded on the OCW-i.

Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

・Comments on the feedback card submitted every class(70%)
・Assignment reports(30%)

Related courses

  • Pragmatic theory of technology management
  • Master's Career Design
  • Doctor's Career Plan

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

Daily conversation Japanese language capability is recomennnded.

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