Establishment of a Japan-Mexico
Collaborative Engineering Education Model

Japan-Mexico Collaborative Engineering Education Model — Overview

Building a Japan-Mexico collaborative engineering education model involves increasing the interactions among students and teachers, as well as advancing various initiatives that include further enhancing the education program, producing engineering teaching materials, and establishing safety management systems.

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Foundational Development

  • Development of engineering teaching materials such as the Learning the Basics of Engineering in Japanese and Spanish textbook
  • Strengthening safety management and crisis management systems by utilizing local coordinators and Japanese language teachers

Examples of Initiatives for Establishing an Engineering Education Model

Initiatives to Ensure the Quality of Education

  • Supporting the organization of an educational program in Mexico based on the KOSEN core curriculum already established in Japan’s KOSEN colleges

  • Guidance and advice from KOSEN college teachers sent from Japan or during teacher visits from Mexico to enhance the quality of education in Mexico

  • Study support for KOSEN education among students by dispatching KOSEN college students as teaching assistants to Mexico

  • Implementation of a mutual credit transfer system and academic results management system with the Mexican KOSEN course

  • Application of the Japanese-English-Spanish Engineering Terminological Dictionary previously developed by NUT for engineering education, as well as the consecutive production of engineering teaching materials designed for each field of specialty (such as Learning the Basics of Engineering in Japanese and Spanish)

  • Establishment of a credit transfer system at the graduate school level

Provision of a Suitable Education Environment for International Students

  • Implementation of an internship program for all students from Mexico based on NUT’s experience in administering long-term internship programs over many years

  • Enhancing the internship programs in domestic companies

  • Strengthening the support system for international students (utilizing the Mexican students currently enrolled in the twinning programs with NUT)

  • Mexico is undergoing rapid development in various industries (such as the automobile industry), and there is a need to produce practical leading engineers.
    This program provides students with the opportunity to have first-hand experience with research, development,and manufacturing in Japanese companies

  • Development of trilingual (Japanese, English and Spanish) students through the utilization of specially developed teaching materials