Creative Engineering Design
This course will introduce basic qualities for design engineers that will form the foundation for life-long learning for all engineers through team-based project-based learning. The qualities for designers covered include: creative problem solving ability, visual reasoning and sketching ability, teamwork ability, ability to understand consumer trends and consider user perspectives, ability to represent functions reflecting user requirements and generating concepts to realize such functions, ability to discuss about design contents as well as reporting and presenting.
Fundamentals of casting, welding and metal forming processes are mainly considered, and powder metallurgy and plastic processes are introduced additionally. The topics are rapid prototyping, sand and special casting, plasma, laser, and special welding, forging, rolling and extrusion.
Design Lab on Vibration and Dynamic Systems
In this course, the fundamental physics of mechanical systems are explored via several vibrational and dynamic experiments. Then, the basic design theories and methodologies for engineering students are covered, and real dynamic systems are designed and fabricated by using those design theories and methodologies. For dynamic experiments using computer-based measurement and analysis equipment, a basic instrumentation, a frequency analysis on the 2nd order systems, a DC motor control and a simple/compound pendulum are included. In addition, design theories and methodologies such as Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FEMA) and so forth are studied and then the team-based projects on the design and development of robot systems are conducted.
High Efficiency Energy Storage Technology
Production and use of sustainable energy requires multi-disciplinary approach across engineering disciplines to achieve high efficien cy and low environmental impact. Energy storage is one of key issues with rapidly growing needs in industry for renewable energy production, such as solar and wind power, as well as for efficient energy use such as electric vehicles and smart grid systems. This course aims to provide fundamental principles and advanced information on energy storage technology with focus on secondary batteries. The course combines various lectures on theories, seminars from experts in industry, self-oriented research and international field study, by which students can acquire essential knowledge and problem solving skills required for energy storage systems.
Interdisciplinary Capstone Design
This course is a senior level capstone design course in College of Engineering and School of Information & Communication Engineering, emphasizes a real world level of interdisciplinary efforts associated with the industries. The students of this course will explore traditional and new issues, and study on interdisciplinary knowledge and theory. Also, they will try to apply the diverse engineering sciences to the problem, explore and analysis feasible solutions, develop a best solution, and communicate their results each other.