2022 Doctoral Career Design A

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Tanaka Hidekazu  Izumi Akira  Umida Hidetoshi  Ogawa Masaru  Akagi Hirofumi 
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Course description and aims

This course will be done in Japanese language, so that it requires the Japanese ability of a daily conversation level. This course is designed for doctoral students to acquire basic ways and various viewpoints for thinking about his/her career. Students aiming at industrial positions and those at academia positions need the common and respective preparations. However, the chance to touch the reality in industry is much less than that in academia. Thus, this course is effective in learning about the reality in both industry and academic. Then, this course discusses some issues related to technology management and human resource management in a broad sense. Through this course, a relationship among your own quality, ability, and interest will be learned.

Student learning outcomes

・To be able to understand viewpoints and thought processes when considering your own future career
・To be able to form an image of the future career.
・To Understand the the quality, the capability and the way of thinking for engineers and research scientists.
・To Understand the reality of human resource and technology management, and various positions in academia and industry.


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

1) The course is executed by using many Power Point slides with many figures, tables, and pictures.
2) Two home assignments are given through this course.
3) All the students are required to submit a report, the content of which will be shown at the end of each class.
4) All the students will receive the information on Zoom URLs, can download instructors' lecture materials, and can upload your reports through T2SCHOLA.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 April 11 (Monday), 10:45-12:25 Zoom Introduction, and career path after completion of master's course students, by Akira Izumi. ・The reason for entering your doctoral course. ・What do you think about your future career at this moment?
Class 2 April 18 (Monday), 10:45-12:25 Zoom Social/business rules such as laws and standards, ethics, and social responsibility, by Akira Izumi. To acquire a broad range of knowledge concerning social rules, irrespective of either industrial or academic position in your future career.
Class 3 April 25 (Monday), 10:45-12:25 Zoom Money flow in companies, universities and research institutes, by Akira Izumi. Break up your own research technology into components and evaluate those
Class 4 May 2 (Monday), 10:45-12:25 Zoom Research and Development in Japanese industry, by Hidetoshi Umida. Situation and practice of research and development in Japanese industry.
Class 5 May 9 (Monday), 10:45-12:25 Zoom To live with fidelity to myself: Experience of non-permanent academic positions, by Masaru Ogawa. How to ride through the time interval of non-permanent position, aiming at academic permanent positions.
Class 6 May 23 (Monday), 10:45-12:25 Zoom Planed happenstance theory and applied research in academia, by Hirofumi Akagi. To understand planed happenstance theory and similaryty and difference between applied research in academia and research and development in industry.
Class 7 May 30 (Monday), 10:45-12:25 Zoom Basic research in academia, by Hidekazu Tanaka. Basic research in academia and the resultant career plan.


No textbook. Each lecturer will upload lecture materials on the T2SCHOLA before or after each class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

・Each report related to each class (70%)
・One home assignment (30%)
・When a student is absent in a class, his/her grade point may be reduced.

Related courses

  • Master's Career Design
  • Master's Career Career Design Practice
  • PLP Practice
  • PLP Advanced Practice

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

1) International students need a Japanese-language ability of a daily conversation level at least.
2) The students, who have already taken either Doctoral Career Plan or Doctoral Career Design II, cannot take this course.


There is a possibility of a change in lecture contents and dates due to non-permanent lecturers' schedules.

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