Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering
Acquiring a solid foundation in information science to elicit creativity and develop applied skills.
The Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering was established in the 2008 academic year to meet the rapidly expanding needs of an information society. It was a natural reorganization that combined the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science and the Department of Information Communication Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. The faculty is comprised of three departments: the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Network Media, and the Department of Intelligent Systems. These departments provide education that covers a wide range of information-related fields of growing importance focused on three particular areas —fundamental areas in information science, rapidly growing areas related to computer networks, and various human interfaces involving information systems.
The Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering eschews rote memorization of knowledge. Instead, it focuses on three aspects of education: (1) understanding basic concepts, facts, and principles in information science; (2) developing the ability to apply basic knowledge through experiments and practical training; and (3) developing the ability to challenge new themes and fields for graduation work.
Department of Computer Science
Students learn about basic computer technologies used in a wide range of domains, acquiring advanced knowledge and developing applied skills using cutting-edge technologies.
Department of Network Media
Students learn information and communications technologies with a grounding in computer networks and acquire specialized knowledge in areas such as security as well as multimedia skills in working with the latest digital technologies.
Department of Intelligent Systems
Students explore truly human-centered and user-friendly approaches to computing and modes of use that have not existed before. Such approaches draw upon a wide range of fields such as neuroscience and “kansei (affective) engineering.”
The Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering graduated its first class in academic 2011. In the four years after being established, many issues have come to the fore. The curriculum is currently being re-examined to provide more detailed instruction suited to various needs and levels of the students. The faculty will also endeavor to get the word out about its aim to promote joint research with companies or other organizations in order to give back to society at large through research activities.