Teaching Mathematics to Electrical Engineering Students by Electrical Engineering Staff in College of Technology in Japan

Akira Fujimoto, Masatoshi Tokuda, Toru Mori, Toshiyuki Sakuma

Abstract


Electrical engineering staff (reorganized to Electrical and Computer engineering in 2004) has taught electrical engineering students for mathematics classes in Wakayama National College of Technology (WNCT) in Japan from 2007. Effects of the mathematics classes by the electrical engineering staff were evaluated by using the results of the mathematics placement tests. The results of the tests are compared with averages of other National Colleges of Technology in Japan and other divisions of WNCT. As a result, an ability of electrical engineering students for mathematics improved dramatically with increasing the ratio of mathematics classes by the electrical engineering staff. It should seem that these good results were achieved by eagerness and strong motivation of the staff with electrical specialty for improving the ability of their division's students. The reasons for the improvement are discussed and the unique class of mathematics for college of technology is also introduced.

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engineering education, mathematics class

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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