The Department of Computer and Information Science offers courses related to information science, computer engineering, both software and hardware, and communication systems. These studies are all combined in order to deliver "information" to an end user.
Traditionally engineering has been an extension of, and defined in interaction with "Physics." However, with major advancements in this information age, many phenomena have arisen which cannot be simply explained by physical concepts. The main aim and starting point for establishing the Faculty of Information and Computer Science is to find and define a new basic concept for "Information." There are no precedent examples of such a faculty as we try to create an integration of information, communication, and computer domains. Therefore, the Faculty of Information and Computer Science does not simply combine information science, information engineering, communication engineering, and computer science. Instead it has been formed to study technologies for efficient "information" exchange. Furthermore, we aim to configure computer technologies which aim to help the human society.
To train students to become world-leading engineers by considering technologies for efficient "information" exchange; and to configure computer technologies to help human society.
Through continuous research and development, subsequent transfer of knowledge, and accumulation, processing, and display of information, logical formulation of technology development can be made. Therefore, the school curriculum covers information theory, computer systems, interaction, and networks, which form the foundation for designing new information systems.
In the first year, a basic knowledge of mathematics, physics, and computer literacy is taught. In the second year, basics of logical thinking, electrical and electronic circuits, computer programming are taught through exercises and training. These are necessary for students who elect to study computer science, communication engineering, and information engineering. In the third year, students learn about their elected technologies in more detail, and more importantly exercise their ability to develop novel technologies through training and experiments. The fourth year is generally focused on research in new technologies.
Our department has trained many information and telecommunication technology specialists who have succeeded in a various fields in manufacturing, communication, transportation, finance, and services. Many of our students go on to graduate school and have a leading role in their research laboratories.