Learning achievements certification system

[Genre 3 Problem solving/logical thinking skills]

Taking courses, understanding textbooks, and solving problems alone does not make it possible to find solutions to various issues that occur in society. In this genre, we evaluate the ability to analyze a problem (identifying a problem and finding a way of solving the problem), research ability (ability of collecting and organizing information and ability of tacking the problem), and the ability of summarizing the obtained results into sentences or materials for presentation, and logically explaining them.

We also evaluate the ability of having own thoughts on problem solving and explaining them to others to be understood. skills that cannot be sufficiently learned from university lectures (classroom lectures) such as the ability to construct logic and writing ability are also included in the evaluation.

In genre 3 (problem solving/logical thinking skills), we evaluate the ability to address various issues and lead them to solutions. Score will be awarded based on the results of applicable seminars and training, including bachelor/master thesis research conducted at the university as follows. The criteria for assigning score varies depending on each department.

  • Team-based Engineering for Invention
  • Seminars and training for each department and course
  • Bachelor Thesis Research
  • Other subjects designated by each department
  • Master’s Seminars, etc.
  • Master Thesis Research

The basic point is level 1. The criteria for assigning score differ depending on each department, but it is common to aim for levels 3-4 at graduation from undergraduate school and level 7 at graduation from graduate school (master’s course).

Genre 3 also designates subjects that fall into the preparatory stages (such as training for first-year to third-year students) before starting full-scale research. In these subjects and training, the following items are evaluated. Please work consciously (bachelor/master thesis research are more advanced evaluation items).

[Evaluation items including training for 1st to 3rd year students]

  1. Search the literature by oneself for the given task
  2. Read academic papers and understand the contents logically
  3. Be able to think and propose a solution to a given problem
  4. Understand the mechanism of basic phenomena in certain fields
  5. Work on experiments and exercises with anticipation of the results
  6. Investigate the obtained results based on the knowledge of engineering (physics and chemistry) and related fields
  7. Convey things to others logically (sentences, presentations)

About designated subjects

○Subjects common to all departments

The criteria for assigning scores are also common to all departments

  • Team-based Engineering for Invention (application required to give points to presentations outside the campus)
  • [For students enrolled in 2014 only] Basic seminars (application required to give points to off-campus presentations)
  • [students enrolled in 2014 only] advanced seminars

○Designated subjects of each department

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace engineering Seminar I/II
Graduation Thesis
Department of Electrical, Information and Physics Engineering
Exercises in Physics and Mathematics I/II
Exercises in Fundamental Electromagnetics
Programming A/B
Exercises in Electromagnetics I
Exercises in Mathematics
Exercises in Quantum Mechanics
Exercises in Statistical Mechanics
Practice of Information Processing
Exercises in Basic Circuit Theory
Exercises in Foundations for Computer Science
Exercises in Circuit Theory I
Exercises in Physics and Mathematics
Exercises in Solid State Physics A/B
Exercises in Integrated Circuit Design
Experiments A/B/C/D
Each course seminars
Thesis Research
Department of Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering
Research Practice
Each Course Seminars
Thesis Research A/B
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Laboratories
Bachelor Thesis Research
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture [3 courses of Civil Engineering]
Fundamental design A/B
Exercises in Engineering Architecture and Urban Design
Exercises of each course I/II
Exercises in Civil Engineering and Architecture
Experiments in Civil and Environment Engineering
Studies of each course A/B
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture [2 courses of Architecture]
Required and elective courses for each course
10 of the core subjects of general education subjects
World of Fine Arts
People and Culture
History and Human Society
Economy and Society
Law, Politics and Society
Study of Society
Study of Nature
Scientific Technology and energy
Nature and Environment
Science and Information
10 of the advanced subjects of general education subjects
Cultural Anthropology
Human Geography


○Graduate subjects

Graduate School of Engineering
Advanced Seminar
Master’s Course Seminar
Innovation Oriented Seminar on Mechanical Engineering
Master Thesis Design
Graduate School of Information Sciences
Master Course Seminar A/B
Innovation Oriented Seminar on Mechanical Engineering
Advanced Seminar on Information Literacy and Education Design A/B
Project Study
Graduate School of Environmental Studies
Master’s Course Seminar
Graduate School of Biochemical Engineering
Problem-Based-Learning Seminar
Master’s Course Seminar