Computer, Intelligence and Media Technology

Learning intelligent information engineering and media information engineering based on computer science

What you can learn and research in this course?

Information systems are the fundamental technology to support our increasingly complex modern society and a broad knowledge about computers and information processing is required for progressing technology more. Our course provides a great deal of practical lectures in order to foster engineers and researchers involved in the developing information systems: a series of programming exercises in which even beginners can learn advanced programming techniques step by step, hardware design and exercises in which students learn about hardware operations and their designs, and network experiments in which students learn about the mechanisms of computer communications. Also our course provides classes of project-based learning in which students collaborate to develop a computer system. Education and research in our course are divided into two fields: intelligence and information engineering related to cutting-edge information processing systems and media information engineering related to media information systems such as computer graphics or sounds, and students will acquire advanced knowledge and techniques.

Field of Intelligence and Information Engineering

Student will learn the basics and applications of intelligence and information engineering, such as signal processing, image processing and pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and robotics, which serve as the foundation of future computer society.

Field of Media Information Engineering

Student will learn the basics and applications of media information engineering such as computer graphics, media systems and human interfaces, which can enrich a computer society.

Computer Network Basics

In both of the above fields, student will learn commonly the fundamental technology of information systems such as computer hardware and software, the theory and technology of computer networks and algorithms and security.

How our research can be applied to society?

Information technologies have become indispensable for building a safe, secure, and affluent living environment as typified by computer networks and information security, and are now used as fundamental technologies that support countless fields. For example, it is no exaggeration to say that the advancement and development of information engineering has contributed greatly to the realization of the automobiles, home appliances, and smart phones that we are all familiar with. As such, information engineering, which is making rapid progress and is constantly undergoing innovative research and development, will contribute to the further enhancement and development of the future information society.

What this course looks for in students?

We are looking for students who have the following abilities and qualities.

  • Basic academic skills appropriate to the study of information engineering
  • Communication skills enable actively to collaborate with others, and logical thinking skills enough for studying information engineering
  • Strong interests in information engineering and willingness for contributing to solve various problems in society and daily life through information technology

What kind of human resource will this course develop?

We are developing education and research to acquire basic knowledge and ideas about intelligent information engineering and media information engineering that support the increasingly complex information society, as well as practical skills to apply the knowledge learned in today’s Internet of Things (IoT) society, with the aim of fostering engineers and researchers who can play an active and important role not only in local companies but on a global scale.

What kind of career path is expected after graduation?

A high rate of employment will be expected since people who are well-versed in information systems and information media are needed in every field, in every kind of job.

  • IT media related
  • Information and communications related
  • Electricity and electronics related
  • Automobiles related
  • Machinery related
  • Civil service
  • Go on to graduate school, etc.


First year Second year Third year Fourth year
Specialized Basic Courses Basic Mathematics
Calculus Ⅰ
Calculus Ⅱ
Linear Algebra Ⅰ
Differential Equations
Probability and Statistics
Linear Algebra Ⅱ
Vector Analysis
Complex Analysis
Fourier Analysis
Computer, Intelligence and Media Technology Course Subjects Introduction to Programming Language
Creation Project
Data Structure and Algorithms
Numerical Calculation
Software Construction
Programming Language and Exercises Ⅰ
Programming Language and Exercises Ⅱ
Hardware Laboratory
Integrated Circuits
Data Analysis
Digital Communication
Digital Circuit Design
Computer Architecture
Computer Networks
Operating Systems
Practical English Seminar
Selected Topics in Computer and Information Science
Programming Language and Exercises Ⅲ
Software Design and Exercises
Networks Laboratory
System Creation Engineering
Career Seminar
Signal Processing
Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Graphics
Media Systems
Formal Languages and Automata
Information Theory
Mathematical Programming
Hardware Design and Exercises
Advanced Computer Engineering Laboratory
Graduation Research
Human Interface
Database Systems
Common Courses within Science Basic Computer Engineering
Circuit Theory Ⅰ
Basic Electrical Theory
Discrete Mathematics
Logic Circuits
Analog Electronic Circuits
Mechanics of Materials Ⅰ
Mechanical Dynamics
Mechanical Design
Structural Mechanics Ⅰ
Environmental Engineering
Common Courses within the Department Introduction to Soft Path Science and Engineering Nuclear Engineering
Ethics for Engineers
Quality Control and Industrial Management Plan
Introduction to Intellectual Property
Selected Topics in Patent Law
Overseas Training in English for Science and Engineering

Compulsory Subjects Elective Subjects Elective and Compulsory Subjects

Interviews with Students

I want to develop an application or system exclusively for one person.


[from Morioka Daishi High School, Iwate Prefecture]

I chose the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Iwate University because I was interested in systems and robots using cutting-edge technology that I saw on the news, and I wanted to study information engineering. The laboratory I belong to is unique in that each student sets a theme of interest and conducts research according to that theme. My research theme is "design of a running course suggestion system. When running, courses tend to be the same every time, and my current goal is to create a system that allows AI to create and suggest courses. Through these activities, I have been able to realize the motivation and enjoyment of learning, and I am leading a fulfilling student life. After graduating from the university, I would like to go on to the graduate school to acquire more advanced specialized knowledge and skills, and in the future, I would like to develop systems that are useful to society as a system engineer.

Department of Systems Innovation Engineering