Faculty of Information Science and Engineering
Educational/Research Objectives and Policies
Purpose of education and research
The purpose of the faculty is to train capable individuals who have sophisticated knowledge, skills, and practical abilities in the field of information sciences and engineering and to build a strong sense of ethics related to information. These individuals would use these in the cutting-edge areas of the information society that is progressing remarkably, and they would be capable individuals who actively engage in creating a new society.
Diploma Policy: Policies for conferring degrees
To achieve the following educational accomplishments, the students learn according to the curriculum stipulated by the faculty, and those students who satisfy the requirements for graduation stipulated by the faculties are given “Bachelor’s” degrees (in information science and engineering) and allowed to graduate.
The knowledge and skills to be acquired in specialized fields
a. Extensive skills and knowledge of the natural sciences that are fundamental to science and technology and related to information science and engineering.
b. Skills to create programs that are a basis for information sciences and engineering and learning sufficient fundamental skills to solve problems.
c. In-depth knowledge and skills related to specific areas and fields within information sciences and engineering.
d. An understanding and fundamental knowledge to work in professions that use information sciences and engineering as a member of society.
Acquiring generic knowledge and skills
a. An understanding and knowledge about the relationship between the information sciences and engineering and other natural sciences or the humanities and social sciences.
b. Skills in mathematical and logical thinking and understanding the scientific way of thinking about things that includes mathematics.
c. Understanding how to show quantitative and qualitative information and learning the skills and knowledge to write reports from an objective point of view.
d. Abilities to create new scientific technology or value or learning the abilities needed to use and apply specialized knowledge gained in classroom lectures to solve social problems or technological challenges by training with this specialized knowledge through seminars or experiment courses.
e. Ability to handle basic communication in English to build good relationships with diverse partners in the global community and exchange scientific and technical information.
Attitudes and intentions
a. Being able to make decisions and take actions according to a sense of ethics based on information ethics and engineering ethics when handling science and technology that is centered on information sciences and engineering.
b. Having the determination to actively use the ability to discover and solve problems and the skills and knowledge gained in the study of information sciences and engineering for the peace and happiness of society and human kind.
c. Having an understanding of the speed of development of science and technology related to information sciences and engineering and possessing the determination to continue to refine one’s specialization through constantly continuing to learn the latest content.
Curriculum Policy (the policies for organizing and executing the curriculum)
To accomplish the goals set out in the diploma policy (policies for approving graduation and conferring degrees), the following seminar and lecture courses are being offered. Students develop a systematic academic foundation through specialized courses required by the faculty like experiment courses and programing seminar courses. Then, the students do an in-depth study of the specialized field of the concerned course through selecting one or several courses to take in a specialized field or area that is in demand or that has characteristics developed from the specialized required courses. Furthermore, the special research courses stress the development of advanced specialized knowledge and its application. To this end, the systematic curriculum is organized according to the following curriculum policies.
The system and structure of curriculum is explicitly laid out using numbering and a curriculum map. This policy attempts to make the most suitable curriculum by using self-examinations and evaluations of the educational results of the curriculum that it provides.
The educational content, methods, and assessments of the learning outcomes are stipulated below.
Educational content and methods
The knowledge and skills of the specialized fields
a. In the first-year specialized education courses, students gain an understanding of the concepts of mathematical interpretations and the general concepts and operating principles of computers as their foundation for information sciences and engineering.
In addition, they learn about the history of information technologies, extensively study concepts related to the big picture of information sciences and engineering and learn the relationships and positioning of the content handled in each course’s specialized fields.
Through these things, they build a foundation of knowledge to understand the other various specialized education courses.
b. Through the programing seminar courses taken from the first year through the first half of the second year, students gain basic computer program writing knowledge and skills and form a solid foundation for writing practical programs. In addition, they learn the skills and knowledge to be able to check the content they learn in all of their specialized education courses through writing their own programs.
Through these things, they build a foundation of skills to understand and put into practice the things learned in the other various specialized education courses.
c. Through the second-year experiment courses, students gain an understanding of the operating principles of computer hardware, software, and networks and learn about basic traits of the individuals who use them through practical initiatives. They also learn the basic skills for experimentation to check these things.
This allows them to build a foundation of skills to understand and put into practice the concepts learned in the other various specialized education courses using methods other than programming.
d. In the project seminar courses in the first half of the third year, the students work on long-term experiments/development projects based on a specific theme, and they build a foundation of skills to develop a more practical and sophisticated specialization.
e. There are many specialized education courses that develop the foundation of skills and knowledge gained in a through d, and several systematically organized groups of courses have been established to be taken according to the field or area that is in demand or the characteristics of these specialized education courses.
By taking the specialized education courses that match up with any of the courses, the students learn the systematic in-depth skills and knowledge of the fields or areas related to the appropriate course.
In addition, each subject is not only established in only one of the courses, and by establishing overlapping classes between courses, the students can select several courses.
If a student selects several courses, it is possible for them to systematically learn about the respective course and simultaneously learn in-depth knowledge and skills in an interdisciplinary manner.
By voluntarily selecting courses, students learn the specialized knowledge and skills that are at the heart of the course they selected.
f. Through the special research courses from the second half of the third year through the fourth year, students set out a research topic related to information sciences and engineering and work on researching it. By generally mobilizing and further developing the specialized knowledge and skills they have obtained up to that point, students learn more in-depth knowledge and practical research and development skills.
Generic knowledge and skills
a. In the first-year specialized education courses, students learn the concepts of information sciences and engineering and the history of information technology. In addition, by taking a variety of subjects in general education courses, they get an understanding of how information sciences and engineering relates to other natural sciences, humanities, or social sciences. Moreover, they also grasp how information technology is positioned in society and the direction it will develop in in the future.
b. Through taking various specialized education courses including programing education courses especially mathematics, students learn ways to mathematically and logically think about things and gain an understanding of a way to think about things scientifically.
c. Through writing reports in all sorts of specialized education courses, reports in experiment courses, and a graduation research paper in the special research courses, students learn how to express quantitative and qualitative information and how to compile reports from an objective point of view.
d. Students develop the ability to use and apply the knowledge and skills they obtained from all the seminar and experiment and special research courses to solve societal problems or technological challenges.
Alternatively, they develop the ability to create new scientific technology or value.
e. Students gain the knowledge and skills to give effective presentations using IT devices through the project seminars and special research courses.
f. Through taking English courses in general education and learning technical terms in English in various specialized education courses or methods of using English that include such terminology, students learn basic communication skills in English.
Attitudes and intentions
a. Through the several first-year specialized education courses and the special research courses, students gain an understanding of engineering ethics and information ethics, and they develop a sense of ethics.
b. Through the several first-year specialized education courses and the special research courses, students develop the determination to actively apply the skills and knowledge they obtained through specialized learning and their ability to discover and solve problems to contribute to the peace and happiness of society and human kind.
c. Through all of the specialized education courses, students gain an understanding of the changes in society and the speed at which information technology develops, and they develop the determination to continue to refine their specialization by constantly learning about the latest science and technology and social conditions.
Assessment of learning outcomes
The evaluation of learning outcomes in each of the courses is done according to the methods for assessing grades stipulated in the syllabus for each course.
The Admissions Policy (the policies for accepting new students)
Students with the following qualities are being sought out so that all the students who are admitted can grow into capable individuals who have sophisticated knowledge, skills, and practical abilities in the field of information sciences and engineering and a strong sense of ethics related to information. These will be individuals who use these in the cutting-edge areas of the information society that is progressing remarkably, and they would be capable individuals who actively engage in creating a new society.
- Individuals who can persistently continue to learn and think and who have a strong interest in information sciences and engineering and the related fields
- Individuals who have an interest in human interactions and using or employing computers and networks
- Individuals who have the basic abilities of using a computer.
- Individuals who already have a certain level of experience with writing programs
The selection of applicants for admission is done using a variety of methods according to the admissions policy stipulated by Kyoto Sangyo University. The Admissions Office Entrance Examination is a characteristic way of selecting individuals who will be admitted.
The purpose of the Admissions Office Entrance Examination is to check the achievements and actual abilities related to computer related abilities and skills according to this admissions policy or the knowledge and thinking abilities related to computers. It is offered in two forms: the