To help achieve a ubiquitous network society, the Department of Information Networks provides students with opportunities to study and learn the technologies for designing, creating, and operating the reliable information networks that enable people to share information anytime, anywhere, and with anyone.
Students in this department study the basics of information technology, such as computer architecture, operating systems, databases, and software engineering, and then hone their ability to develop programs on their own, using C and Java programming languages. To meet the growing need for wide-ranging technologies that are applied in a vast number of useful tools, from communication devices to network applications, and to develop technologies that will protect information systems from various threats, this curriculum covers a wide spectrum of specialty subjects, including communication theory, network design, information security, photonic information and communication systems, and wireless networks. Students are also expected to cultivate practical skills through laboratory exercises.
No information system can exist without a network. In the telecommunications field, conventional telephones are being replaced by Internet Protocol telephony, and the integration of broadcasting and communications is accelerating. In these circumstances, the roles that information network engineers are expected to play are increasing in number and complexity. The Department of Information Networks fosters engineers who are capable of going beyond the demands of the times.