The Department of Information Systems offers opportunities to learn about and explore the technology required to create and manage information systems, and the software that enables social infrastructures.
In contemporary society, social and industrial networks are created and nurtured by a variety of information systems that make use of Information Communication Technology (ICT). Such systems are in service literally around the clock, effectively underpinning a sound society in which people can lead creative and fulfilling lives. In the course of these developments, as social requirements become increasingly advanced and diverse, and the environment undergoes rapid changes, new solutions must be found to address pressing issues. In response to these social needs, the program offered by the Department of Information Systems aims to develop leading engineers for future generations, by focusing on engineering education that addresses information systems, and promoting the R&D of information systems that will ultimately create effective solutions to contemporary problems.
Information systems technology can be divided into 1) basic technology, which is commonly used in computers, networks, databases, and information systems for the design, operation, and control of systems, and 2) expertise relevant to individual business systems in the financial, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, railway, public sectors, and others. The Department of Information Systems focuses on education in basic technology, to develop information systems engineers who can create and manage these complex systems. Among the fields of basic technology included in the Department's distinctive array of specialty subjects are databases, networks, software engineering, systems engineering, and information systems planning, as well as laboratory exercises in C programming, Java programming, and the operation of information systems used in practicing and mastering such technology. During the third year information seminar and fourth year thesis research seminar, students deepen their knowledge of software engineering, and design and implement concrete systems such as autonomous distributed systems, social systems, management systems, database systems, web applications, and distributed information systems. By doing so, students are encouraged to develop their abilities to propose, clarify, and solve issues on their own initiative, thus acquiring expertise and techniques that will be useful while working in industrial, social, public, and other sectors.