Since the development of semiconductor devices has become more and more important to realize the advanced information society such as Internet of Things (IoT), educational resources to study about the semiconductor from both sides of theory and practice are required to improve the education level of National Institute of Technology. The students are interested in the blue light emitting diode (LED) because three Japanese researchers developed this technology in Japan that consequently led them to the Nobel Prize. Therefore, the engineering experiments using the blue LED fabrication were developed to study the theory of light emitting, fabrication process, and the heat generation that is unavoidable problem not only LED but also all kind of devices. Then, this educational resources were introduced into an engineering experiment actually and the effectiveness was verified. The experiment had a good reputation among students.
We have developed tools to enhance the practice of physics education in differential and integral calculus and mechanics, using interactive electronic books to support graphical understanding and an LMS, for third year students in national colleges of maritime technology. Using the gallery function of electronic books, we teach a graphical understanding of the mechanics of a particle. For example, in graphical terms, the slope of a tangent line at any point on a distance-time graph gives the speed at that point in time. As a class exercise, the students took an online examination in the LMS, and could efficiently check their degree of understanding of general concepts of physics and fundamental calculations of physics quantities. From the results of a student questionnaire given after the exercise, about 58-59% of the students found the gallery function for graphical understanding of the electronic books to be helpful and about 65-69% of them found the online examinations in the LMS to be useful.
The purpose of this research was to conduct a questionnaire survey regarding safety awareness for first year (E1) and fourth year (E4) engineering students; and to examine the safety education curriculum based on the comparative results of the survey. The results of the survey suggest that there was variation in safety awareness acquisition for both groups, and that it is important to provide future opportunities to acquire safety awareness. If students “risk sensitivity” remains low after they begin working, it is likely that they will not recognize dangerous situations that could lead to work-related injury or death. Moving forward, the authors plan to study the development/implementation of safety education and its effectiveness in university education by utilizing safety information from industrial sites.
An administrator of manufacturing factory requires knowledge of manufacturing management to enhance productivity and quality of products. In recent production environment, the administrator requires knowledge of management of manufacturing system including product planning and product design to continue productivity of factory. In this study, we call this administrator as "an administrator of manufacturing system" and we construct educational program to study the knowledge of manufacturing management. This program includes kaizen activity in actual factories by a group of university students and working engineers. In this paper, we explain characteristics of the developed educational program and case study in actual factory.
The out-of-class studying time for students has recently become an important marker for the evaluation of educational effect. However, there is another argument that this alone is insufficient for the evaluation. In this study, the capacity for the homework load with students was added to the marker, and then, the educational effects of semester and quarter systems in a JABEE course were two-dimensionally evaluated. The evaluation was performed based on the questionnaire data from the first- to third- year JABEE-course students for required lectures, practice and experimental subjects. In the semester system, the two markers were stepwise increased as the year advanced. Additionally, the extension of the studying time with the same homework-load capacity was found in the quarter system.
Education of software development at universities is required at the level of industry-ready engineers. However, tasks of university lectures and exercises are individually practiced, and assignments are very fundamental exercises or somewhat applicative ones. But in the real field, they are very complicated and integrative software. Therefore, it is difficult for new employees to become industry-ready engineers. Most of university students cannot develop software on a group work basis. They passively study given tasks in university class and they cannot experience full development process of software. To solve above problems, master development technologies of software and improve skill of collaborative work and necessary skill for development of software, several papers proposed PBL-based method for software and they showed its effectiveness. This paper clarifies purely effectiveness of PBL-based method and analyzes which points of knowledge and skills of software development are improved.
Previous report from Hachinohe Institute of Technology described twenty acquisition benchmarks for measuring subjective learning outcomes of undergraduate students after the course programs. Reliability of assessment was suggested when compared with the graduation achievement degree that was evaluated by company where graduates were working. The present study was designed to develop a grading achievement degree as an objective learning outcomes from grade record of students and relation tables between benchmarks and classes. The relation tables formulated in FY2016 were found to be effective to predict a 33.3% of total relations with correlation coefficients no less than 70%. Subjective achievement degree of whole remaining benchmarks were related to a key benchmark of the curriculum. These techniques enabled us to evaluate the achievement level of 20 benchmarks from grade record of students.
In this paper, we compare Attainment Test for Mathematics and Engineering Mathematics Test (EMaT) carried out by National Institute of Technology, Kure College from 2015 to 2017. We found significant positive correlations between them, implying that academic development of mathematics in Kure College successfully connects to engineering mathematics in university. However, we also found that approximately half of the students do not reach sufficiently high learning level for the engineering mathematics in university. Moreover, differences of scores among four departments are found to be significant. Considering these results, we suggest some educational plans to improve the learning level for the engineering mathematics in university.
Physical chemistry experiments utilized with Information and Communication Technology and quality management techniques were performed in National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto college. In the course of measurements of chemical reaction rate for decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, students can learn with e-learning materials and through the experiments, students can learn some quality management techniques.
A subject collaborated with community “Community and Engineering” is providing understanding the roles and possibilities of engineer in a local community to NIT, Numazu College students as school-level action. The subject aims to facilitate students to gain problem finding skill and communication skill in different departments. In addition, it is an opportunity for both students and a local community to promote mutual understandings of relationships between community and engineers. The goal of the subject is to equip students with the practice of thinking about problems that will enable them to pursue graduation studies in NIT, Numazu College.
This report examines a practical example of an online engineering production course for students. Typically, production courses in fields such as manufacturing provide students with hands on training in a laboratory setting. While it is now possible to conduct lectures and meetings online, this is not yet the case with production courses. To fill this gap, we conducted an online CanSat pico-satellite manufacturing course in the field of space personnel training. We then examined the possibility and effectiveness of future refinements for similar online production courses, based on participant responses to questionnaires about problems peculiar to remote production courses.
The aim of this study is to examine the usefulness of a university branch office in a country to which the university sends its students as part of overseas internship programs to work in that country′s local companies. Eleven Japanese students who took part in internship programs in Malaysia were interviewed about their internship programs to obtain information about how they used the university branch office before, during, and after their internship period. The collected data were analyzed using M-GTA (Modified Grounded Theory Approach). The results revealed that a university branch office performs various important functions during all the phases of internship programs in fulfilling successful overseas internship programs for students.
In this paper, we introduce the practical use of Google Forms in the examination course for Mechanical Design Engineers Grade 3. We consider it an important goal to improve teaching methods to increase the number of successful mechanical design engineer candidates from the Aichi University of Technology. A clicker is often used in this context to enable a bidirectional lecture and enhance educational effects;however, it can be costly to use. Thus, we used Google Forms instead, enabling bidirectional lectures incorporating smartphones. A survey conducted at Aichi University of Technology found that bidirectional lectures incorporating smartphones were almost universally accepted by the students.
We continually practice science enlightenment activities throughout Hokkaido to develop human resources for regional innovation. Remote workshops linking distant places using ICT are considered to be effective in the vast Hokkaido. We held a trial remote workshop at Hokkaido University of Science in August 2016. And a remote workshop was held connecting Hokkaido University of Science and Sarufutsu village in January 2017. These two examples using “Unified Communications Systems” (UCS) show that the remote manufacturing workshop is effective in children′s experience. We also discuss issues for developing remote workshops in the future.
We analyze the relationship between use of a learning support system for face-to-face lectures on intellectual property law and knowledge acquisition. We first describe a system that we are currently developing and operating. We next analyze the relationship between system use and knowledge acquisition over the past 5 years (FY 2013–2017) for engineering students participating in these lectures. The analysis results show that daytime students frequently used the system for mid-term and final exams, and that nighttime students tended to access the system throughout the term. Finally, we analyze relationships between login count, video system usage time, and exercise system usage times in FY 2017. The results suggest that the video system is useful for acquiring basic knowledge, and that the exercise system promotes acquisition of applied knowledge. The exercise system for studying legal texts, logical expressions, and logic circuits was well received by engineering students, suggesting that system usage facilitates understanding of legal texts. In future work, we will improve the exercise system for logical expressions and logic circuits.
One of the goals of “Social Implementation Education” is to provide situations in which students develop something special and innovate with non-expert users, because the realization of innovation needs to be achieved by developers taking their intents and perceptions into consideration. This education also provides some opportunities for the students to apply their engineering knowledge to solve problems in actual use. The Social Implementation Education has been progressing not only in the mechanical engineering field but also in the construction, information technology, and electric and electronic engineering field. However, in the field of chemical engineering, it is difficult to imagine the final product to be mounted, compared to other engineering fields, and the Social Implementation Education in chemical engineering field has not progressed yet. In this paper, we introduce the cases awarded at the Social Implementation Education Contest in 2018 as a good example of the Social Implementation Education in chemical engineering.
For space technology education, we developed a CubeSat ground model and used it in a production course for students at the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN). The Model CubeSat is designed to make it easier for high-school students to assemble all constituent parts and customize the model. Considering the flexibility to adjust the contents for competitions, the Model CubeSat has a size of about 13 cm cube, is an autonomous device with solar panels, rechargeable batteries, and has long distance wireless communication tools from ZigBee. In this paper, we explain the development of the CubeSat ground model and report the results of its production course.
For space technology education, we performed the first CubeSat ground model competition for KOSEN (National Institute of Technology) students in Japan, using a newly developed Model CubeSat. Based on the actual operation of the satellite, the events of the Model CubeSat competition were designed to focus on three important subsystems-the electrical power, attitude control, and communications systems. In this paper, we outline the results of the Model CubeSat competition for KOSEN students and discuss the educational merits and further improvements to spread the Model CubeSat competition nationally.