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Curriculum System and Syllabus

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<Required> Multiple instruction system in which two or more instructors with different areas of specialty give lectures


<Required Course Groups> Select from: atmospheric environment subjects, aquatic and soil environment subjects, waste management subjects, and energy subjects.
Students select their courses from fields related to air, water, soil and waste issues to gain specialized knowledge and skills that are in great demand in Asian/African countries.

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Atmospheric environment subjects Environmental Unit Operation A , Environmental Unit Operation B , Air Pollution Control Engineering , Aerosol Engineering A , Aerosol Engineering B , Atmospheric Environmental Science
Aquatic and soil environment subjects Basic of Environmental Science, Water Environmental Engineering , Environmental Microbiology A , Environmental Microbiology B , Soil Analytical Chemistry, Applied Environmental Analysis, Environmental Risk Assessment
Waste management subjects Chemical Reaction Engineering A , Chemical Reaction Engineering B, Physical Chemistry for Environment, Environmental – Systems Planning , Environmental system engineering
Energy subjects Separation and Purification Technology, New Functional Material Design , Green Energy Conversion , Introduction to Electric Power Conversion Engineering A , Introduction to Electric Power Conversion Engineering B , Advanced Fluid Mechanics A, Advanced Fluid Mechanics B, Analysis of Thermo-Fluid Systems, Numerical simulation of thermo-fluid A, Numerical simulation of thermo-fluid B


<Required > Study Camp on Environmental and Energy Technology 
Students gain knowledge about the relationship between humans and nature, the relationship between technologies and the culture of local residents, the application of technology and its impact on society, etc.
<Electives> Overseas Study Camp on Environmental and Energy Technology, Environmental and Energy Technology InternshipⅠ, Environmental and Energy Technology InternshipⅡ(with Level N2 of JLPT)


<Required> Introduction to Environmental and Energy Engineering A, Introduction to Environmental and Energy Engineering B


<Required> Lectures and seminars on advanced topics related to environment and energy, offered by the relevant department

For information about the subjects offered, please see below.


<Required Course Group> English for Environmental and Energy Technology, Advanced English for Environmental and Energy Technology, Basic Japanese

Please see below for the lecture timetable

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Schedule

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Overseas Study Camp on Environmental and Energy Technology

  • Working as a member of a mixed team of students from various countries, participants understand each other’s environmental issues and identify problems based on their own observations
  • Participants grow by learning from each other, and learn the importance of cross-national collaborative work
  • Participants’ expertise and communication skills are fostered

 

Accomplishments

2016: Busan and Kwangju, South Korea
2017: Can Tho, Vietnam
2018: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Accomplishments of students who have taken the previous course

2011: Beijing, China
2012: Kwangju and Suwon, South Korea
2013: Bangkok, Thailand
2014: Bangkok, Thailand

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Students’ Voices

  • Since the research conducted at the site we visited during our training related to the same area as my current research, I obtained useful information, and the experience was stimulating.
  • Since international students participate in the training alongside Japanese students, we are able to see them in a different light than when we see them in the classroom. I also recommend the program because I was able to gain valuable experience through discussing the technologies of my own country in comparison with the technologies used by local communities.
  • While talking with local students during training, I experienced firsthand how problems that were not visible in the beginning were identified through discussions. I reconfirmed through this experience that face-to-face discussions play a significant role in identifying problems.
  • The best experience was that I was able to have discussions with local students in English and that we became friends. I realize that this kind of experience depends on the personalities of the students involved, for example whether or not they are outgoing, but we were lucky this time in that we were able to respect each other and build a positive relationship. I think participants gained confidence simply by being able to hold discussions with foreign students in English, and the experience will stimulate them to work even harder on their research after finishing the training.

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Environmental and Energy Technology Internship

  • Interns develop problem-solving skills by searching for practical methods to complete the assigned tasks
  • A mixed group of Japanese and international students is dispatched to businesses

 

Accomplishments

2015: 6 companies
2016: 8 companies
2017: 4 companies
2018: 5 companies

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Accomplishments of students who have taken the previous course

2011: 3 companies
2012: 6 companies
2013: 7 companies
2014: 8 companies

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Students’ Voices

  • Participating in an internship program made me aware that before graduating, I must acquire the ability to independently think, make plans and carry them out.
  • Through my experiences of writing various documents including product outlines, visit/tour reports, and daily reports, I learned the importance of being aware of the readers, summarizing the information, and writing clearly.
  • I gained an understanding of the actual process from production up to customers obtaining the product, and of the fact that unlike our laboratories, a business cannot continue to exist without generating profit.
  • It was beneficial since I was able to get a good picture of what it is like to work in a business. Being familiar with working in a company as a professional will have a positive effect on my job-hunting activities.
  • I now have a clear image of what it is like to work for a Japanese company. I found out about the types of duties performed by a company researcher (experiments, phone call handling, discussions), and the pressures and opportunities they have (training, reporting, participating in conferences, internal evaluation, etc.)

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Study Camp on Environmental and Energy Technology

Examples of themes

  • The nature of environmental infrastructure development/management in a depopulated and aging community
  • Local production and local consumption of energy
  • Utilization of regional resources and the impact on the environment
  • Transborder air pollution

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Annual Report Meeting

Accomplishments

2015: 16 participating companies
2016: 9 participating companies
2017: 6 participating companies
2018: 7 participating companies


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