Information Science and Intelligent Systems
Curriculum (Japanese page only)
Recently, computers and information systems have drastically changed the way we live. Computers permeate almost every aspect of modern life and its almost impossible to imagine a world without them.
As computers and programs evolve and become more and more complex, the need for highly trained computer professionals arises. The department aims at providing an up-to-date, comprehensive knowledge on computer science, producing high-level professionals for the industry, as well as researchers fitted for the industry and academia.
The department currently has 20 full-time faculty members, who are responsible for teaching a large student body consisting of about 400 undergraduate (Daytime and Nighttime), 120 Master and 35 Doctoral course students. In recent years, there has been a considerable increase in enrollment of foreign students both in undergraduate and graduate level.
Our computing resources include a large number of high performance workstations and personal computers connected in a network and distributed through the various laboratories.
(1) Bachelor of Engineering in Information Science & Intelligent Systems:
The department offers undergraduate courses to both day and nighttime students. During the first two years, the students take basic courses providing background knowledge on mathematics, science, information science, as well as foreign languages and social sciences. After this, the students take several courses in information science and intelligent systems.
In the second and third years, project oriented laboratory courses are provided, aimed at developing the students’ hands-on abilities, such as problem identification, analysis and solving, active learning, communication and teamwork in computer software and intelligent systems design.
In the fourth year, in addition to more advanced courses, the student must choose to be a member of one of the departments’ research laboratories to develop their graduation research work.
After obtaining all the necessary credits, each student must submit a graduation thesis and present their research results before a team of professors.
(2) Master of Engineering in Information Science & Intelligent Systems
Ph.D in Information Science & Systems Engineering:
In recent years, more than 70% of our undergraduate students choose to continue their studies by enrolling in our graduate school. This fact, combined with the continued enrollment of foreign students from many countries, contribute to the high level of research developed in the department.
Although graduate students must take some core courses, there is a special emphasis on a small-group seminars and laboratory work. The master course takes two years while the Ph.D. course usually takes three years.
Graduation thesis and presentation before a team of professors is compulsory for both degrees. In addition the Ph.D. students are expected to succeed in presenting several papers at major international conferences and must have a lease one of their papers accepted for publication in an internationally recognized journal.