Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K0224010 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 機械・輸送工学概論
Subject Name
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Introduction of Mechanical and Transportation Engineering
ヤマダ ケイジ,ムツダ ヒデミ,ヤマモト モトミチ,オガタ ヨウイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Mon9-10,Tues9-10:ENG 220
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture by writing on blackboard, powerpoint, discussion. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 10 : Integrated Engineering
Eligible Students Students of Faculty of Engineering (freshmen in the 2018 academic year etc.), and other students who wish attend
Keywords Transportation, Transportation Systems, Energy, Computer   
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Mechanical engineering and transportation systems have been wide-ranging subjects which encompass technology based on scientific principles and been concerned with the creation of a variety of mechanics.
This course is intended to provide an introduction to mechanical engineering and transportation systems. Overview of engineering can be studied through introductions of mechanics, transportation, material and energy fields. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Program of Mechanical Systems Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquring basis of mechanical system engineering steadily and developing the applied skill.

Program of Transportation Systems
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability of design and action: Ability of constructing designs and getting projects done in related to transportation equipment and coexistence with the environment.

Program of Material Processing
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquiring basis of mechanical system, material creation and processing engineering steadily, and being able to apply

Program of Energy Transform Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquring basis of mechanical system engineering steadily and developing the applied skill. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Fundamental knowledge acquisition and education of mechanics, transportation, material and energy fields are main theme of this course. Goals are as follows:
1) Foster an interest in mechanical engineering and transportation systems, and develop an understanding and appreciation of the place and perceptions in society.
2) Learn the fundamentals of mechanical engineering and transportation systems in order to study more deeply in subsequent classes.
3) Develop a multi-faceted way of thinking and understanding and cultivate an ability to make practical applications in industry of mechanical engineering and transportation systems. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Structure of industrial products
lesson2 Elements of industrial products
lesson3 Design based on mechanics and dynamics
lesson4 Manufacturing of industrial products
lesson5 Basics of energy conversion and control technology
lesson6 Development of fluid mechanics in modern industry
lesson7 Development of power generation technology for nature conservation
lesson8 Mechanical applications of computer network and programming
lesson9 Progresses in engineering materials and manufacturing technologies
lesson10 Mechanical behavior and strength of engineering materials for product safety
lesson11 Progresses in material processing and joining technologies 1
lesson12 Progresses in material processing and joining technologies 2
lesson13 Engineering efficiency analysis of vehicles
lesson14 Engineering shape search of vehicles
lesson15 Vehicles flying in the sky
lesson16 Vehicles cruising in the land and ocean

Students will be expected to submit reports and do tests. There are generally 16 classes (including the test). Details will be explained by each professor. 
Text/Reference Books, etc. Material will be distributed in class as a teaching tool.
Reference book: 「ものづくり機械工学」吉田・時末・露木・加藤 共著(日刊工業新聞社)
           「機械工学のやさしい知識」小町・吉田 共著(オーム社)
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(More Details) Documents distributed, Power-point, image (Video/PC/other image material) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Planning to conduct a class for lectures of the 16th from the 1st, shown in the above Class Schedule, so if preparation is enabled on the print that was distributed to students, we recommend you to study it in advance. In addition, it is strongly recommended that you review every lesson each time. 
Requirements Students are required to attend all lectures and submit all reports.  
Grading Method The arrival of the three items of "target of class" will be evaluated by quizzes and assignment.
Grade was determined by the attitude toward the class of the day-to-day and achievement of lesson objectives, and the passing mark is 60%. The distribution of these is assignment and quizzes (90%), attitude toward the class (10%).
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Corresponding questions provided office hours, should be coming to the office actively.
Lesson 1-4
 Keiji Yamada:A3-642、keiji@hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Lesson 5-8
 Yoichi Ogata:A3-322、yogata@hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Lesson 9-12
 Motomichi Yamamoto : A3-124、motoyama@hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Lesson 13-16
 Hidemi Mutsuda : A2-224, mutsuda@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 
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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