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The College of Information Science and Engineering (CISE) was established at the Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (BKC) in April 2004. As a comprehensive faculty in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), it has attracted attention both domestically and internationally for offering education in cutting-edge ICT. In April 2017, CISE underwent a reorganization to form a single department with seven distinct courses. It also introduced a system allowing first-year students to select their preferred course in the fall semester*1. Among its offerings is the ISSE (Information Systems Science and Engineering) course, where all instruction is in English, aimed at cultivating engineers and researchers with a global perspective, prepared to excel internationally.

In April 2024, CISE will relocate to the Osaka Ibaraki Campus (OIC) and introduce 'Units.' These Units are designed to facilitate the acquisition of broad knowledge in various information technology fields, anchored in the specialized expertise of each course*2. Students will delve into essential areas for future societies, such as Data Science for extracting valuable insights from data, AI for enabling autonomous computer decisions, DX to transform business and organizational processes through digital technology, and IoT for connecting various devices to the Internet. Through engaging in specialized fields, they aim to conduct impactful research on a global scale.

  • *1 Only the ISSE course is determined at the time of admission.
  • *2 Units will be introduced in the ISSE course from the 2028 academic year.

COURSE Seven education programs (courses) where students learn deeply and interdisciplinarily about specialized areas.


A unique English-medium course where students learn cross-cuttingly and practically through project-based learning.

  • FEATURE 01

    One of the largest information colleges in Japan.

    • We have about 100 faculty members.
    • We cover diverse research themes and have faculty members with a wide variety of specialties.
    • We have a long history, reaching back to the Department of Information Engineering of the College of Science and Engineering established in 1987.
  • FEATURE 02

    A research hub that extends to the world.

    • Obtained more Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research than any other private university in West Japan.
    • Top place in eight fields of the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, of which six were information-related.
  • FEATURE 03

    Looking towards international society through English education, overseas training, etc.

    • Establishment of the Information Systems Science and Engineering Course (ISSE) in 2017.
    • Enhanced overseas IT Training Programs.