Systems Information Course
A Message from the Course Chair
Professor OTSUKA Yoshiomi (Dr. Eng.)
Welcome to the Systems Information Course
The Systems Information Course is designed to help students acquire the ability to develop systems using AI and Big Data to advance the economy and resolve social issues to bring about a human-centered society (Society 5.0). And the course fosters the ability to apply data science to administration, business, and regional revitalization to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Students will also be able to pursue a broad range of information-related qualifications: becoming certified as a high school teacher in information science or passing one or more examinations for information processing technicians (Fundamental Information Technology Engineer Examination, Applied Information Technology Engineer Examination, Network Specialist Examination, Registered Information Security Specialist Examination, etc.), the Official Business Skill Test in Book-keeping, etc.
The Systems Information Course will foster students’ ability to take the initiative in utilizing ICT rather than leaving it to others. Students will pursue in-depth study of ICT theory and practice from system fundamentals to programming, artificial intelligence (AI), and security. Students will also learn about the application of ICT to the management, the greening of companies and societies, and consumers’ product and service preference analysis using data. This course integrates the arts and sciences to foster the human resources most needed by the business, i.e., personnel equipped with the skills to develop and manage ICT systems and excel in organizational management and marketing using data.
The Systems Information Course will expertly teach students both the theory and practice of fully utilizing ICT to enable them to both provide and use ICT, which is in demand in all sectors of society.
This learning will take place in the attractive setting of an expansive campus with abundant natural beauty near a town center known for its historical townscape. Many collaborative efforts are being pursued with residents and businesses, and the advantages of studying in Kawagoe are a significant feature of the Faculty of Information Sciences and Arts.
Education provided on two tracks: AI/system development and data science
1. AI/system development
This track fosters students’ ability to develop, manage and operate systems in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), IoT, the cloud, security, software, etc.
2. Data science
A curriculum spanning both the art and science aspects of data science will give students the ability to collect, process, analyze and utilize data and resolve issues in management, administration, product/service planning and elsewhere.
For students seeking to become information specialists with a focus on AI
We have designed a program that will boost your abilities to develop AI-based software and to develop and manage systems.
The program begins with “Introductory Programming” and “Programming Techniques I & II” and builds on this with “Software Engineering I & II.” Proficiency gained in using the Java programming language will be of direct benefit in developing Web service software and will facilitate learning other programming languages. Students will also take “AI Fundamentals, Theory, and Application” to learn how to use AI. With the knowledge of project management they will also learn, students will be able to master the skills needed to develop software.
While they are obtaining specialist knowledge of software and hardware, including the subsystems and architecture that make up systems, computers and smartphones, interfaces and communications networks, students will also gain broader experience in implementing systems. Knowledge of relevant algorithms and databases as well as risk management and information security is also important. Having grasped an overall picture of ICT centered on AI, students should refine their abilities to develop and manage systems in the cloud era.
For students seeking to become information specialists with a focus on data science
This program will enhance students’ organizational, business and financial management abilities as well as their product/service planning abilities.
Organizational activities must be observed and analyzed from a variety of perspectives and associated with the four management resources – people, goods, money and information – so that holistic management decisions can be made that take into account both internal and external conditions. By studying organizational psychology, corporate accounting, green management and system audits and by learning the significance of using data science knowledge and methodology to reform all aspects of business administration, students will acquire valuable organizational, administrative and financial management skills.
The value that customers seek is not always indicated very clearly, and indeed it may vary from time to time depending on sentiment or circumstances. The use of ICT has brought about great changes in the ways that services deliver value to customers as well as in stakeholders. Improving product/service planning requires analytical ability backed by marketing knowledge and practice. This program is designed to give students the ability to employ data science knowledge and techniques, including Big Data obtained via IoT, and to upgrade their product/service planning abilities.
There are no longer any distinctions between the hard and soft sciences when it comes to utilizing AI and data science knowledge and techniques. Students should sensibly combine the skills fostered in the Systems Information Course to enhance their abilities to both provide and use AI and data science, abilities that are in great demand throughout society.
Systems Information Course
The Systems Information Course offers an educational curriculum developed in line with the following policies:
（1）Provide education to foster human resources capable of both providing and using systems/services that employ AI and data science.
（2）Provide education that cultivates students’ system/software development and system management/operation skills to enable them to provide systems/services employing AI and data science.
（3）Provide education that enhances students’ organizational management, administrative and financial management as well as product/service planning skills from the perspective of using systems/services employing AI and data science.
*For students admitted in Academic Year 2021-2022
*The curriculum is subject to change
Programming Techniques II
In “Programming Techniques II,” students will learn practical programming from a broad range of real-life examples ranging from games to animation and business applications and thereby become able to properly develop applications.
In “Information Security,” students will learn methods for securely handling information on computers, e.g., the use of encryption technology to protect information from third parties and the mechanisms utilized for online shopping, etc., in today’s electronic society.
Artificial Intelligence is an academic field that seeks to elucidate the mechanisms of human knowledge and realize similar functions on computers. In “AI Applications,” students will learn about neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, etc.
In “Marketing Theory,” students will learn methods for resolving marketing issues with a variety of information, e.g., analyzing market information to develop new products, formulating sales strategies on the basis of customer information and using geographical information to plan store locations.