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International Collaboration In Engineering Design Between Students From Japan, Singapore, And United States

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Conference

2006 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

Start Date

June 18, 2006

End Date

June 21, 2006

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

International Exchange/Joint Programs in Engineering

Tagged Division

International

Page Count

24

Page Numbers

11.819.1 - 11.819.24

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https://peer.asee.org/4

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Masakatsu Matsuishi Kanazawa Institute of Technology

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Education: 1969, Doctor of Engineering, Naval Architecture, Ozaka University. Professional experience: 1999-present, Professor, Kanazawa Institute of Technology. 1966-1999, Hitachi Zosen Corporation.

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Wayne Sanders Rose Hulman Institute Of Technology

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Education: 1975, PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University. Professional Experience: 1980-present, Professor, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. 1974-1980, Assistant Professor, Lamar University.

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Kazuya Takamata Kanazawa Institute of Technology

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Education: 1998, Doctor of Engineering, Information and Computer Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology. Professional Experience:
2001-present, Assistant Professor, Kanazawa Institute of Technology. 1987-2001, Assistant Professor, Kanazawa Technical College.

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Tetsuro Furukawa Kanazawa Institute of Technology

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Education: 1965, Master of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Professional Experience:
2001-present, Lecturer, Kanazawa Institute of Technology. 1965-2001, Hitachi Zosen Corporation.

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Loo Ching Nong Singapore Polytechnic

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Education: 1985, Bachelor of Engineering, National University of Singapore. Professional Experience: 1997-present, Lecturer, Singapore Polytechnic. 1989-1997, INDECO Consultants Pte Ltd and Land Transport Authority.

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International Collaborative Project in Engineering Design Education Between Japan, Singapore, and United States

Abstract This paper reports positive learning outcomes from an international collaborative project in Engineering Design Education between Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) in Japan, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) in Singapore, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) in the United States.

Two visiting academic staff from SP came to KIT from November 2002 to February 2003 to study the Engineering Design II course. As a result, SP implemented a new module called “Innovation, Design & Enterprise in Action (IDEA)” in July 2004. The first stage of an international collaborative project started between KIT and SP. A main theme of “Rooftop Gardens” was selected for this first collaborative project between the two instituations.

RHIT joined the collaborative project in 2004, and the second stage of the international collaborative project started between KIT, SP, and RHIT. Student teams at the three institutions worked on the same engineering design project, the main theme of which was “Bus Transportation/Urban Transportation System in the 21st Century”. Student teams chose their own project themes from specific design areas, which were related to the main theme. Their achievements were unique in their design solutions due to the differences in society and culture in Japan, Singapore and the United States, although all the design teams followed the same engineering design procedures. This collaborative project was a positive experience for both students and faculty members. Furthermore, students’ groups of the three institutions benefited from a study of the design solutions generated by their foreign counterparts.

In this paper the second stage of the international collaborative project between the three institutions is discussed in detail.

1. Introduction Working on global collaborative projects will challenge students’ perceptions, enrich their minds and sharpen their communication skills. It helps to steer them towards divergent thinking in the knowledge-based economy as it equips them with multi-disciplinary skills and gives them the opportunity to work together with students from other countries.

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Matsuishi, M., & Sanders, W., & Takamata, K., & Furukawa, T., & Nong, L. C. (2006, June), International Collaboration In Engineering Design Between Students From Japan, Singapore, And United States Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. https://peer.asee.org/4

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