Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Doctoral Course)
Lecture Code WRA60301 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 技術応用マネジメント概論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introduction to Advanced Technology Management
Instructor ITO TAKAO
イトウ タカオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues5-6
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture, Group Discussion, and Students' Presentation, Teaching with Momiji, Moodle (Materials), and Microsoft Teams (Two-way Distance Learning) 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Career Education
Eligible Students Graduate students at all schools
Keywords efficiency, R&D, marketing, innovation, technology strategy 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Objectives: This course introduces students the basic skills of technology applications and strategy through case studies. The primary objective of this course is to provide students a chance to learn useful management system of technology application.
Outline: Topics covered include efficiency, R&D, marketing, innovation, technology strategy.  
Class Schedule Topic 1 Outlines and Introduction
Topic 2 Development of SKYACTIVE Engine -R&D Process in Mazda-
Topic 3 Innovation and R&D in Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
Topic 4 R&D in European Countries -Efficient and Rational Approach-
Topic 5 Group Discussion
Topic 6 Case Studies of Technology Application (I)
Topic 7 Case Studies of Technology Application (II)
Topic 8 Final Examination and/or Final Report

Reports and exercises associated with efficiency, R&D, marketing, innovation, technology strategy are required. 
1) T. S. Bateman & S. A. Snell (2007) Management, Seventh edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin.
2) J. A. Pearce II, R. B. Robinson, Jr. (2000), Strategic Management, 7th edition, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
3) Burgelman, R. A., C. M. Christensen and S. C. Wheelwright (2009), Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation, 5th edition, New York: McGraw-Hill. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Computer and projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Do preparations and reviews for all classes. Learn how to explain efficiency, R&D, marketing, innovation, technology strategy. 
Requirements No marks are subtracted if you say something “wrong”. This helps other students clarify their misconceptions. If you have something to say, no matter how silly, raise your hand. Class participation is crucial because it helps you build self-confidence. Probability statistics and mathematics of differential and integral will be helpful to understand the basic principles. 
Grading Method Learning attitudes25%+ Individual and/or group discussion, Mini-test30%+ Final examination and/or final report45%; A passing score is a score of 60% or up. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message First and most important thing is that the graduate students of science and technology should have their own high professional skills and technologies. This course provides all students a new perspective of technology development based upon corporate management. In this course, you will learn many successful stories, marketing science and customer service related with technology management. I will strongly recommend you because this is one of the useful courses for all graduate students. In addition, etiquette for lecturers, particularly the part-time lecturers is required. 
Other The contact information of the VBL office in charge of all courses of Management of Technology (MOT) are (Tel) 082-424-7880 and (Email) vbl@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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