Course Title : Engineering and Ecology(in English)

Code 22110
Course Year
Term 1st term
Class day & Period
Credits 2
Lecture Form(s)
Language English

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to teach global ecological and environmental topics from an engineer viewpoint. The course especially contains such global ecological and environmental topics where engineering can provide solutions for sustainability. The course is consisted of lectures and additional exercises, of which the student should complete five (5) written short reports and five (5) 60 minutes laboratory session attendances. The laboratory sessions are held weekly after the lecture, and consist of interactive group work tasks. Laboratory sessions are held weekly from 18 to19 o’clock.

The course is aimed for both Japanese and Foreign nationals.
The course starts on April 8th, 2014.


Test, reports, laboratory performance.

Course Goals

This course will provide tasks for engineering students to become aware of the relationships between engineering and various aspects of environmental issues. Students will also learn how to apply engineering skills to various environmental and ecological issues. The course prepares the students to be able to write engineering related ecological and environmental topics in English as well as verbally express themselves of these subjects.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Student orientation, and Basic issues and critical thinking about the environment 1
Environment and human population, ecosystems and communities 2
Succession and restoration 3
Biogeography 4
Productivity and energy flow 5
World food supply 6
Effects of agriculture 7
Basics of energy, fossil fuels 8
Alternative - and nuclear energies and environment 9
Water supply and use 10
Water management, pollution and treatment 11
Air pollution, Environmental economics 12
Waste management, environmental planning 13
Final test 14


Botkin, Keller; Environmental Science, 8th Ed. 2012.




   -Interactive lessons (discussion), Small group working method
   -This course is held in English.

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