2018 Technical Management for Sustainable Engineering

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Kobayashi Yoshinao  Hanaoka Shinya  Hatta Toshiyuki  Ogibayashi Shigeaki  Peter Wesp  Nagahama Kenji 
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Tue5-6(W936)  Fri5-6(W936)  
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Course description and aims

To train advanced engineers who can handle management in industries that form the social infrastructure, this course covers everything from basic courses on accounting, management of technology, and decision-making theory to corporate finance, intellectual property management, project management, etc., including examples.
Students will learn how advanced technology from each specialty is leveraged in the foundations of management and economics, and learn management useful for international strategy that leverages different technologies.

Student learning outcomes

Students in this course will learn basic knowledge in different fields such as accounting, patents, management of technology theory, and international project management. They will also learn the role of these fields in industrial society, and the know-how necessary for engaging in social activities that utilize science and technology. Students will also learn the nature of social organizations that form the basis of these activities, the nature of decision making, and skills to guide forward specific strategies for each case study and possible issues, how to comprehensively utilize these skills, and hone the logic skills for better leveraging one's own expertise in the real world.


accounting, patent right, management of technology, international project management, decision-making theory, corporate finance, intellectual property, international strategy, sustainability, industrial society

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

We invite instructors from the front line of industry and academia, holding this intensive lecture worth 3 to 4 credits for each instructor. Lectures are held with handout materials and slides.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Fundamentals of Accounting Short quiz for comprehension check.
Class 2 Accounting for Business Enterprise Short quiz for comprehension check.
Class 3 Strategic Use of Accounting Short quiz for comprehension check.
Class 4 Outline of Intellectual Property System Assignment for comprehension check.
Class 5 Legal Operation of Intellectual Property Assignment for comprehension check.
Class 6 How to Obtain Strong Patents & Inventions by Employees Assignment for comprehension check.
Class 7 Decision-Making Theory Short quiz for comprehension check.
Class 8 Introduction to Microeconomics Short quiz for comprehension check.
Class 9 Introduction to Macroeconomics Short quiz for comprehension check.
Class 10 Management of Technology Short quiz for comprehension check.
Class 11 Introduction to Project Management Assingment quiz for comprehension check.
Class 12 Risk Management of International Project Assingment for comprehension check.
Class 13 Project Time Management Assingment for comprehension check.
Class 14 Final Examination None specified.


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts will be distributed.

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluation will be made on the basis of scores for assignments and final examination.

Related courses

  • Sustainable Engineering Technology
  • HighTech Japan

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

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