2018 Doctoral Career Design B

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Academic unit or major
Career development courses
Akiba Shigeyuki  Suzuki Katsuhiro  Kawai Nobuaki  Sugou Shigeo 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed3-4(大岡山(Ookayama), S621)  
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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, Diversified 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 resources, Innovator and Inventor, Value creation process model, Various models for the technical capabilities required in the industries Recognition about the iimportance and selfevaluation of the required capability & quality.
Class 3 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 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 Break up your own research technology into components and evaluate those
Class 4 Reality and the processes of the venture company start-up. Pros & Cons of the venture company start-up including risks as the doctor's career, Methodology of the "Lean start up","Design thinking",Venture start up support program, Real business process of the company start up ・Propose a start-up company ・How do you think of a start-up company
Class 5 Human resources in science and engineering are discussed. Differences in company and academia from the viewpoints of businesses and environmental changes will be given. Propose a product or service based on your own research technology.
Class 6 Reality of the work in the academia. The process for assuming the position in academia. Difficulties and pleasure. Attraction and difficulty of the work in academia having in mind the experience of the lecturer
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 ・What do you think of your career after getting Doctor's degree? ・What was the most impressive event in 2017? What is the reason why you pick it up?
Class 8 Summarization and Discussion


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
  • PLP Practice
  • PLP Advanced Practice

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

Daily conversation Japanese language capability is recomennnded.


There is possibility of the change in a lecture contents and the relations of lecture contents and the class due to the outside lecturers' schedule.

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