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Faculty of Informatics

Faculty of Informatics

  The Faculty of Informatics was established in 1994 at the Takatsuki campus in response to the needs of our information-oriented society. Our mission is to give students opportunities to study information media from various perspectives, including information science, computer science, management science, and behavioral and communication theories. Graduates of the Informatics program will be qualified for jobs in the information industry, and also in business, public services, education, and various other professions.
The curriculum consists of eight categories: 1. First-Year Experience; 2. Basic Subjects; 3. General Education; 4. Foreign Language; 5. Core Subjects; 6. Applied Subjects; 7. Laboratory and Studio Sessions; 8. Seminars. The faculty is equipped with state-of-the-art computing facilities and high-tech media studios where students learn how to produce software, graphics, and videos. Seminars place emphasis on student discussion and analysis through case-studies to develop theoretical and practical skills which will prepare them for the workforce.

Takatsuki Campus of Kansai University
Takatsuki Campus of Kansai University

  The Faculty provides a variety of lecture and laboratory courses that are categorized into three inter-related areas of study:

(1) The "Media Information" area focuses on the theory and practice of media and communication technologies as well as their application in real-life settings such as home and school. Students learn to understand the issues of media and communication from linguistic, psychological, sociological, educational, social and cultural points of view. They also acquire technical skills in designing, producing, evaluating, and managing the development of interactive digital contents and services for the Internet and other media.
(2) The "Social Information Systems" area deals with the effective use and management of computer-based information systems in businesses and organizations. Students take a variety of courses, such as policy formulation, organizational behavior, management information, and innovation theories, through which they gain the ability to analyze business and organizational issues from an information point of view and find effective ways to design implement and manage information systems to meet the organization's tactical and strategic needs.
(3) The "Computing" area addresses the design and implementation of software systems, from small- to large-scale, from personal to organizational, and from centralized to distributed systems. It offers a variety of computer-science related courses, including computer architecture, networks, programming languages, algorithms, graphics and image processing, simulation, Web and mobile technologies, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. Students gain technical, theoretical and practical understandings of information and communication technologies with particular emphasis on the symbiosis of the human and the computer.

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