Outline and Organization
Established in 1996, the Faculty of Information Science and Technology is the second oldest faculty in the Osaka Institute of Technology. The Department of Data Science is newly established in April 2021.
The Faculty is comprised of five departments:
Five Departments that Deal with a Broad Spectrum of Fields os Study
With the approach of a ubiquitous network society, Information & Communication Technology (ICT) now plays an integral and vital role in both our society and a diverse range of industrial sectors. Emerging problems that involve the entire world such as climate change and resource depletion, along with Japan's challenges of an aging population and declining birthrate, have increased the importance of ICT. In response to such pressing demands, the Faculty of Information Science and Technology has set an educational goal: to produce information professionals who are capable of contributing to social development through the mastery of telecommunication technology.
Offering a well-balanced curriculum in core ICT subjects, the Faculty provides students with the comprehensive education that full-fledged members of society require, including communication skills, the ability to get things done, and ethical values, with the goal of developing promising individuals who will advance telecommunication technology into the future. In 2005, the Computer Science (CS) Course on core ICT was accredited by the JABEE (Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education), a first among such engineering education programs offered by private universities in Japan. Then, in 2009, "Spiral Information Education for developing SE (System Engineer) abilities," a unique program designed to develop well-balanced SEs who have a wide range of abilities (modeling, designing, job performance), was adopted as a Current Good Practice (Program for Promoting University Education and Student Support) by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
In 2021, the Department of Data Science is established in the faculty to create new value for business and socialsystems through the knowledge of information technology, statistics and management systems.