Course title
Seminar on Mechanical Engineering

TANGE Manabu


SAEKI Masato Click to show questionnaire result at 2016

SAKAUE Kenichi Click to show questionnaire result at 2018
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SAWA Takekazu

SHIRAI Katsuaki

SUWA Yoshihide


FUTAI Nobuyuki

MATSUO Shigeki


Course description
In the class, students will select one of the mechanical engineering projects related to the lecturer’s specific field. The project teams consist of a small number of members and teamwork is essential to overcome the project.
Students must register on the first day of the class. Late registration will be rejected.
The day and period depend on the theme (most of the themes will be held on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon

For reference, the projects as of one year before are described in this syllabus.
Purpose of class
This course is one part of the creative class in the mechanical engineering department having Project-based Learning (PBL) style. Project Based Learning (PBL) is an effective teaching method in which students gain engineering knowledge and skills. Students have to challenge their project within the limited time and budget. The aim of this course is the students have to derive concept, idea, solution, and management for the project. Teamwork and presentation are also very important issues.
Goals and objectives
  1. Students will be able to understand the background of the theme, select the problems to solve and decide the specifications based on the design objective.
  2. Students will be able to imagine the design policies for solving the problems.
  3. Students will be able to solve the problems by utilizing theoretical and technical informations effectively.
  4. Students will be able to draft and execute a work plan.
  5. Students will be able to perform a work in cooperation with the group members.
  6. Students will be able to understand questions definitely and answer them precisely.
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Based on Rubric Total.
1. 15% 15%
2. 15% 15%
3. 15% 15%
4. 15% 15%
5. 20% 20%
6. 20% 20%
Total. 100% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Based on the following terms, the grade will be evaluated by the contribution of the team, oral presentations, and the works.

(1) concept: 15 points
(2) Idea: 15 points
(3) Solution: 15 points
(4) Project management: 15 points
(5) Teamwork: 20 points, and
(6) Communication: 20 points

Total 100 points, over 60 points will be passed. Evaluation method and criteria will be followed the Rubric.
Japanese(English accepted)
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Students choose one of the projects listed below Review mechanical engineering 120minutes
2. 1) Design of wind turbines towards meeting the needs of the diverse society Survey on project 300minutes
Group work 950minutes
3. 2) Control of line following robot Survey on project 300minutes
Group work 950minutes
4. 3) Development of an automatic cooking system for
"Onsen tamago"
Survey on project 300minutes
Group work 950minutes
5. 4) Development of heat engine Survey on project 300minutes
Group work 950minutes
6. 5) Development of Karakuri machine Survey on project 300minutes
Group work 950minutes
7. 6) Evaluation of Joint strength Survey on project 300minutes
Group work 950minutes
8. 7) Development of microfluidic systems Survey on project 300minutes
Group work 950minutes
9. 8) Development of gyro top Survey on project 300minutes
Group work 950minutes
10. Final presentation Prepare and practice for presentation 120minutes
11. 1minutes
12. 1minutes
13. 1minutes
14. 1minutes
Total. - - 10244minutes
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
Each lecturer will show in the class.
General knowledge and skill in the mechanical engineering
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Ask each lecturer within the class and after the class.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
  • Non-social and professional independence development course
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable Professors provides how to solve the project problems based on the experience in companies.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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