Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code KK017050 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Industrial Engineering
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Industrial Engineering
タカシナ トオル
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
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Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture & Field Research 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 09 : Mechanical Engineering
Eligible Students AIMS-Engineering exchange program students
Keywords Industry, Japanese-style, Manufacturing,Practical work experience 
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within Educational
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Class Objectives
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This course is focusing on “Industrial Engineering”, in particular, “Japanese-style manufacturing” and is based on Practice Based Learning (PBL).  In this course, the field researches are very much emphasized; therefore, the students are going to the typical Japanese manufacturing companies near Hiroshima University and can learn and experience the “Monozukuri” or the amazing manufacturing technology in Japan.  Also, the students can study the culture and craftsmanship in Japanese factories.  Tours on 4 manufacturing companies are scheduled.  The students have to make a report and/or presentation for each tour. In addition, at the end of semester, the wrap-up discussion and final report should be made. 
Class Schedule lesson1 :Introduction on this course.
lesson2 :Field research on manufacturing company  #1
lesson3 :Field research on manufacturing company  #1
lesson4 :Field research on manufacturing company  #1
lesson5 :Field research on manufacturing company  #2
lesson6 :Field research on manufacturing company  #2
lesson7 :Field research on manufacturing company  #2
lesson8 :Interim discussion
lesson9 :Field research on manufacturing company  #3
lesson10 :Field research on manufacturing company  #3
lesson11 :Field research on manufacturing company  #3
lesson12 :Field research on manufacturing company  #4
lesson13 :Field research on manufacturing company  #4
lesson14 :Field research on manufacturing company  #4
lesson15 :Wrap-up discussion 
If necessary, the copies of appropriate handout and company brochure will be provided. 
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This course will give you the knowledge and the experience for "Japanese-style Manufacturing" at the actual factories in Hiroshima area.
Therefore, the preparation about Japanese-style Manufacturing such as TPS (Toyota Production System), TQM (Total Quality Management), KAIZEN, JIT (Just in Time) and so on would be very helpful for your understanding. 
Requirements ・This course is provided mainly in English.
・This course is for students with basic background regarding engineering.  
Grading Method Attendance to the class will be highly appreciated.  The report and presentation for each research field will be assigned. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other This course is provided by the AIMS-HU program.
*see “Eligible Students” above. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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