Handmade Shells

Learn the Japanese concept of Monozukuri: the art of making things extremely well. This course introduces fundamental topics related to Monozukuri including engineering topics such as thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, design, and dynamics of machinery. This is a new type of course in which learners not only view video lectures and answer quizzes but also learn while actually engaging in their own hands-on learn-by-doing project.

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Computations are what computers, including those utilizing Artificial Intelligent algorithms, are actually doing. Learn about the basic and key concepts of computer science while experiencing how to program and design “computational algorithms.” The course offers an introduction to computer science including writing simple programs using the language Ruby. The course lectures are in Japanese. 


You will learn how to identify and solve every day ethical issues in engineering, science and Artificial Intelligence (AI). This course will also introduces Aspirational Ethics. Ethical concepts are taught by bringing in authentic case-studies, for example, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant incident in 2011 and NASA Challenger explosion. 

Modern Japanese Home

Explore traditional Japanese architecture and related political influences starting with the introduction of Western building styles in the 19th century to the influence of Le Corbusier in the mid-20th century. This course aims to illustrate the present state of Japanese Modernist and postmodern building, as well as the distance covered over the past 150 years, including the 130-year history of Tokyo Tech itself.

Autophagy: Research Behind the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals and applications of autophagy, the fascinating degradation process that occurs in the cells of all living organisms. Autophagy in the bases for the 2016 Nobel Prize awarded to Tokyo Tech's Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi based upon his research with yeast. It will provide you with an insight into an exciting and continually evolving field at the cutting-edge of fundamental biology research. Professor Ohsumi makes opening and closing remarks for young researchers. 

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Introduction to Computer Science and Programming (English version)

A computation can be a basic operation or a sophisticated computer simulation requiring a large amount of data and substantial resources. This course aims at introducing learners with no prior knowledge to basics and key concepts of computer science. You will learn about algorithms and practive what you learned by programming using the language Ruby.

Rock Climbing

This course is an introduction to earth science, focusing on the deep earth. You will learn how temperature and chemical compositions inside the Earth are inferred from limited observations combined with laboratory experiments. You will also explore the fate of water on the early Earth related to advanced research questions. Upon finishing this course, you will learn how scientists interpret the unknown and use the scientific method to address immeasurable research challenges.

Architecture Illustration

In this course, you will be introduced to the representative methodology called DEMO (Design & Engineering Methodology for Organizations) in Enterprise Ontology. You will have a better understanding of the concept and learn how to apply it to the targeted systems with a certain size. The concepts are taught using primarily using the DEMO-3 system and referenced to DEMO-4.

Japanese Architecture and Structural Design

Have you ever been intrigued about design details and structural components that go into creating a visually appealing building? After all, beauty need not be compromised to ensure strength. Let's find out how earthquake resilient structures are designed to be elegant and strong. Modern approaches to seismic design and retrofit will also be covered through case studies of some unique campus buildings in Tokyo.

Judge and Gavel

This course covers the legal system and basic concepts of Japanese Civil Law, starting with the study of concepts that are common in many countries, such as, basic human rights, and personal security. It also covers current issues in Japan, for example, those faced in daily life from a legal perspective based upon laws and related practices. The relationship between law and contemporary Japanese culture and society will be discussed which then you can compare it to the law of other countries.

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This course introduces fundamental topics in electrical and electronic engineering including a broad range of examples. You will learn about solar cells (batteries), portable cell phones, actual applications from Japanese corporate engineers, including the high-speed railway, plus advanced research being performed at high-tech laboratories in Japan. The topics covered range from introductory materials to fundamental research and applications.