4.Flexible Educational System
An outstanding curriculum is designed to lay the foundations for future Information Science professionals.
Short-term completion system
Thesis examinations and graduation ceremonies are held at the end of each of the 4 quarters. Students may acquire the required credits in a shorter period by increasing the number of classes they take at once. Many students have completed the Master's Program in one year.
Information science introductory curriculum for students of diverse backgrounds
The background knowledge of students studying in this university varies. About half of the students are from fields of science outside computer studies. It is possible for those students to work with specialized subjects after laying the foundations of computer science through our introductory curriculum.
Digital library lecture archive
Past lecture videos can be viewed through the digital library with referring to an index of subject窶冱 names, teachers and the timetable.
MEXT supportive projects
The School has provided an innovative and intensive curriculum with the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and its "Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education" and IT specialist program.
Practical English Language Education
In order to prepare students for presentations in international conferences and paper submissions, courses in English presentations and writing are given by teachers from abroad. A network based online English learning system is available, and TOEIC tests are carried out twice a year without fees to boost practical English language skills.
The Graduate School of Information Science established an International Program in the Master窶冱 Program in April 2011 with an aim to encourage enrollment of outstanding students from contries worldwide and so as to carry out our social responsibilities as a national university in promoting Japan窶冱 international competitiveness in technology and contribution to the global community.
The International Program is designed to serve mainly international students, offering research and education environments (lectures, research supervision, office help, etc.) in English, as well as opportunities for students to familiarize themselves with Japanese culture.
The International Program is established apart from the existing majors, which have specified numbers of students. In 2011, 26 credits of the specialized subjects and 9 credits of the interdisciplinary subjects are provided in English.