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KINDAI UNIVERSITY

Department of Informatics

Introduction

Producing Information Processing Engineers with Insight and Expertise

The modern world is in the midst of an information revolution. Rapid progress in IT is dramatically changing the way we live and how societies and economies function. That's why, across a range of different industries, there is high demand for people with specialized knowledge and skills in information processing. The educational philosophy of this department involves developing students into information processing specialists who have the insight to accurately grasp the crux of a problem from a wide perspective and the expertise to solve technical issues—all with the goal of fostering responsible members of society who can help improve the world.

Two Courses Allow Students to Study Software or Focus on Media

This department offers two courses: the Information System course, which teaches software-related knowledge and skills, and the Information Media course, which teaches media-related knowledge and skills. Both courses offer introductory small-group classes (basic seminars) from the first year. Focus is placed on consistent practical education in Linux and Java. Students also master highly advanced network technologies.

Curriculum

Today, all social phenomena interconnect via the keyword "information." Being at the vanguard of the IT revolution, IT engineers need to have in-depth knowledge and insight that enables them to link media and systems organically. Informatics is a creative discipline. The future holds unlimited possibilities for students to play an active role in society through their creative and original thinking.

Information System Course

Learning the Theory of Information Science and Applying It to Complex Processing Systems

Students in this course aim to become engineers who can use their skills to build large-scale information systems and networks—for example, those facilitating e-money—that make life convenient. Such systems are supported by complex data processing derived from theoretical fundamentals in information science. Subjects such as object-oriented design and database theory are studied in depth, in order to master the body of theory in information science.

Curriculum

Specialized subjects 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Required subjects Fundamentals of Computers I [2]
Fundamentals of Computers II [2]
Object Oriented Design [2]
Programming Practice I [2]
Programming Practice II [2]
Programming Methodology I [3]
Programming Methodology II [3]
Mathematics for Computer Science [2]
Probability and Statistics I [2]
Network Engineering I [2]
Data Structures and Algorithms I [2]
Computer Architecture [2]
Operating Systems [2]
Media Informatics Project I [2]
Media Informatics Project II [2]
Seminar for Bachelor Thesis [1]
Cryptography and Information Security [2]
Individual Study for Bachelor Thesis [8]
Elective subjects   Numerical Computation [2]
Logic Circuits [2]
Probability and Statistics II [2]
Network Engineering II [2]
Data Structures and Algorithms II [2]
Object Oriented Design [2]
Formal Languages and Automata [2]
Mathematical Logic [2]
Exercises in Teaching [1]
Information Theory [2]
Compilers [2]
Programming Linguistics [2]
Database I [2]
Database II [2]
Artificial Intelligence [2]
Image Processing [2]
Software Processes [2]
Mathematical Programming [2]
Theory of Computation [2]
Distributed Processing Systems [2]
Agent Engineering [2]
Computer Graphics [2]
Pattern Recognition [2]
Real-Time Systems [2]
Coding Theory [2]
Natural Language Processing [2]
Information and Society [2]
Information and Occupations [2]
Free elective subjects Mechanical Engineering I [2]
Mechanical Engineering II [2]
Electrical Engineering I [2]
Electrical Engineering II [2]
Wood Processing [4]
Metal Processing [4]
Experiments in Mechanical Engineering [1]
Experiments in Electrical Engineering [1]
Horticulture (including training) [4]
Career Guidance [4]
3rd year only: Network Practice I, II, III [2 credits each]
  • This curriculum is for the year 2014 and is subject to change for 2015.
  • Figures in [ ] indicate the number of credits.

Information Media Course

Handling A/V Information, Relationships between Information Media and People

"Information media" are media that involve processing information and communicating it to people. In this course, students systematically study how to use computers and networks to handle audiovisual information such as video, music, and voice. They also study how information media and humans and society interact. The goal is to produce engineers who can help create a more comfortable and affluent society.

Curriculum

Specialized subjects 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Required subjects Fundamentals of Computers I [2]
Fundamentals of Computers II [2]
Object Oriented Design [2]
Programming Practice I [2]
Programming Practice II [2]
Programming Methodology I [3]
Programming Methodology II [3]
Network Engineering I [2]
Data Structures and Algorithms I [2]
Mathematics for Computer Science [2]
Probability and Statistics I [2]
Probability and Statistics II [2]
Media Informatics Project I [2]
Media Informatics Project II [2]
Pattern Recognition [2]
Cryptography and Information Security [2]
Seminar for Bachelor Thesis [1]
Individual Study for Bachelor Thesis [8]
Elective subjects   Numerical Computation [2]
Network Engineering II [2]
Data Structures and Algorithms II [2]
Communication [2]
Digital Signal Processing [2]
Formal Languages and Automata [2]
Mathematical Logic [2]
Cognitive Science [2]
Image Systems [2]
Exercises in Teaching [1]
Information Theory [2]
Introduction to Databases [2]
Communication Engineering [2]
Artificial Intelligence [2]
Image Recognition [2]
Human Computer Interaction [2]
Sensibility Engineering [2]
Color Engineering [2]
Natural Language Processing [2]
Mathematical Programming [2]
Agent Engineering [2]
Computer Graphics [2]
Sensor Systems [2]
Intelligent Robots [2]
Web Applications [2]
Speech Recognition [2]
Social Psychology [2]
Machine Learning [2]
Information and Society [2]
Information and Occupations [2]
Free elective subjects Mechanical Engineering I [2]
Mechanical Engineering II [2]
Electrical Engineering I [2]
Electrical Engineering II [2]
Wood Processing [4]
Metal Processing [4]
Experiments in Mechanical Engineering [1]
Experiments in Electrical Engineering [1]
Horticulture (including training) [4]
Career Guidance [4]
  • This curriculum is for the year 2014 and is subject to change for 2015.
  • Figures in [ ] indicate the number of credits.

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