The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kanazawa Institute of Technology has offered a creative mechanical designing and drawing subject, entitled “Machine Design Project (MDP)”, to third year students. It is well known that it is difficult to perform a scholastic evaluation for a creative subject. Moreover, the instructors’ loads are large owing to the large quantity of reports from students. In such a background, we have carried out course improvement activities of the MDP from 2005. The improvement activities and its effects and problems are examined, and the considerations based on the questionnaire results are reported in this paper.

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