Eco-car Manufacturing Activities as Engineering Design Education Subject in Suzuka National College of Technology

  • Mori, Kunihiko ;
  • Sakamoto, Hidetoshi ;
  • Ohbuchi, Yoshifumi
  • Received : 2011.10.04
  • Accepted : 2012.09.10
  • Published : 2012.09.30

Abstract

"The engineering education program for environmental intention and value creation" has been executed from 2008 to 2010 in Suzuka National College of Technology, which program was promoted as "Good Practice for Education" by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan. "Eco-car project" is one of these practical ecology/environment education programs. The project's members have been learning and researching the environmental managements by the process of design, manufacturing, and assembly of solar car, highly effective fuel consumption car (Eco-run car), electric vehicle and fuel-cell car. Also this project was supported by some professional experts of the local industries and community. The students learned the actual industrial technique, the engineering management and the structure of local industries by this project. In this paper, the environmental intention engineering design education with local industry collaboration is introduced.

Keywords

Engineering design education;Project learning;Eco-car;Environment

References

  1. Suzuka National College of Technology, (2011), "Executed Report of The engineering education program for environmental intention and value creation", SNCT in JAPAN.
  2. Kunihiko Mori, Hidetoshi Sakamoto, Yoshifumi Ohbuchi, Hisakazu Ezaki, Katsumi Tao, Kanji Shibagaki, (2011), "Eco-car Project in Suzuka National College of Technology", ACEE Tokushima in Japan, TS8-4.