[Summary of the lecture] Made-in-Japan products are renowned world-wide for their high quality, energy saving features and eco-friendly production processes, which are based on various advanced technologies. This course consists of lectures and site visits to factories and research institutes in and around Tokyo, and the applications of the advanced technology in manufacturing production and energy production.
[Aim of the lecture] This course aims to provide a survey of advanced technologies used at Japanese companies in various fields through on-site visits and discussion with engineers and researchers on-site.
By the end of this course, exchange students will be able to:
(1) Explain cutting edge technologies in Japan and be able to reflect on similar technologies in their home countries.
(2) Explain applications of cutting edge technologies to industries.
Cutting edge technology, research and development
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Site visits to factories and research institutes and related lectures
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance||To understand the outline and objective of the course.|
|Class 2||Factory and research institute (1) lecture and tour||Explain advanced technology in a factory and research institute (1).|
|Class 3||Factory and research institute (2) lecture and tour||Explain advanced technology in a factory and research institute (2).|
|Class 4||Factory and research institute (3) lecture and tour||Explain advanced technology in a factory and research institute (3).|
|Class 5||Factory and research institute (4) lecture and tour||Explain advanced technology in a factory and research institute (4).|
Handouts and supplemental materials will be distributed during the lecture and on-site visits.
Evaluation is based on written reports to each factory.
This course is open to summer foreign exchange students. Only exchange students under specific exchange programs, such as AOTULE and Tokyo Tech Summer program, are eligible to register for this course.