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Akita University

Mechanical Engineering Course

Course (Program) studies and educational goals

In the Mechanical Engineering Course, our aim is to cultivate human resources who have fundamental knowledge regarding machinery. They can adapt flexibly to changes in society, have a sense of independence, and can contribute to regional society. In order to achieve this end, we have established a learning environment and education system from admission to graduation. The system consists of the studies and educational goals from (A) to (E) for students to acquire the necessary knowledge and abilities.

(A) Global Perspective and Ethics

Specific contents:
(A)-1 To acquire a fundamental knowledge of the liberal arts education being required as a member of society, such as culture, law, economics, etc.
Related subjects:Liberal Arts Education “Modern Society”, “Human and Culture”, “The Quest of Science”, “Health and Life”, “Communities”, “Skill Utilization”, “Sports and Culture”, Professional Education “Volunteering for Social Service”, “Internship I, II”
(A)-2 To acquire engineering ethics.
Related subjects:Professional Education “Ethics of Machine Production”, “Engineering Ethics”, “History of Technology”, “Mining Industry History”, “Mining Industry History”, “Environmental Science and Safty Management”

(B) Knowledge of Natural Science

Specific contents:
(B)-1 To acquire the fundamental knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc. being required in engineering.
Related subjects:Fundamental Education “Fundamentals of Mathematics I-V”, “Fundamental Physics I, II”, “Fundamental Chemistry I-III”, Professional Education “Engineering Mathematics I, II”, “Engineering Mathematics Exercises”, “Industrial Physics”, “Applied Electromagnetism”, “Statistics and Quality Control for Engineering and Manufacturing”, “Applied Mathematics I, II”, “Statistics”, “Mathematics for Planning”
(B)-2 To acquire the fundamental knowledge of computer science.
Related subjects:Fundamental Education “Information Processing Techniques”, Professional Education “Information Processing”, “Computational Mechanics”

(C) Knowledge of the Mechanical Engineering Field

Specific contents:
(C)-1 To acquire knowledge of Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Mechanical Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Control Engineering which are fundamental subjects of mechanical engineering.
Related subjects:Professional Education “Mechanics and Strength of Materials I, II”, “Mechanics and Strength of Materials Exercises”, “Solids Mechanics”, “Thermodynamics I, II”, “Thermodynamics Exercises”, “Heat Transfer”, “Fluidics”, “Fluidics Exercises”, “Fluid Mechanics”, “Control Engineering I, II”, “Control Engineering Exercises”, “Mechanical Dynamics I, II”, “Mechanical Dynamics Exercises”, “Robotics”
(C)-2 To acquire knowledge of application field in mechanical engineering.
Related subjects:Professional Education “Engineering Materials”, “Energy Conversion Machines”, “Biomechanics”, “Transportation Engineering”
(C)-3 To acquire knowledge and technique for measurment, processing and laboratory works.
Related subjects:Fundamental Education “Physics Laboratory Work”, Professional Education “Mechanical Engineering Practice”, “Mechanical Engineering Laboratory”, “Machining Technology I, II”, “Sensor and Electronic Engineering”, “Engineering Measurement”, “Introduction to Electrical Engineering”, “Introduction to Electronic Engineering”,“Materials Processing”, “Plastic Material Processing”, “Statistics”, “Mathematics for Planning”

(D) Ability of Engineering Design

Specific contents:
(D)-1 To acquire ability of mechanical design and drawing.
Related subjects:Professional Education “Engineering Drawing”, “Mechanical Design and Drawing I-III”, “Mechanical Design”
(D)-2 To acquire ability to solve address issues autonomously.
Related subjects:Professional Education “Introduction to Engineering Design and Manufacturing”, “Creative Techno-Craft”

(E) Ability of Communication

Specific contents:
(E)-1 To acquire ability to create documents in Japanese and make presentation.
Related subjects:Liberal Arts Education “Freshman Seminar”, Professional Education “Technical Reports and Seminar on Mechanical Engineering”, “Proposal for Research Project”, “Graduation Research Project”
(E)-2 To acquire ability to make communication in a foreign language.
Related subjects:Liberal Arts Education “International Language Subject”, Professional Education “Mechanical English Communication”, “Technical Communication”