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Akita University

Human-Centered Computing Course

Course (Program) studies and educational goals

1.Human-Centered Computing Course educational goals

The basic purpose of the Human-Centered Computer Course is to cultivate advanced information processing engineers and academics that have a thorough knowledge of human-centered information processing technology, excel at its applications, and can contribute to society. In order to become human resources who can act on a global stage in the most advanced and interdisciplinary fields of engineering, it is necessary for students to acquire the knowledge, technology, logic and creativity required to create new industries to address social issues such as the declining birthrate and aging population, and to be able to flexibly address the issues faced by communities. Also, there is a need to consider the uses of human-centered information communication technology. Furthermore there is a necessity for students to have a sense of morality and responsibility to society, and the ability to apply their knowledge of natural sciences, starting with mathematics, and information communication technology to problem solving.
In light of the aforementioned, we have established the following course of study and educational goals in the Human-Centered Computing Course.

2.Human-Centered Computing Course educational goals

(A) Acquiring the fundamentals of computing through the study of computer architecture, programming fundamentals, information theory, etc. and the ability to use them.
(B) The ability to utilize a deep, specialized knowledge of electrical and electronic engineering related to electronics, such as fundamental electric and electronic circuitry, and related to computing, such as logical design.
(C) Study the relationship among human perceptive cognition characteristics, coexisting with computers, and communication systems, and be able to develop interfaces and systems that are easy for people to use.
(D) Study specialized computing knowledge for people, lifestyles, and society to become enriched, safe, and secure, and be able to apply that knowledge in the medical, welfare, disaster mitigation, industry (communications, electric and electronic instruments, machinery, heavy, etc.), and social (social dynamics, environment, etc.) fields.
(E) Study the theories and methods to deal with a variety of engineering issues mathematically, and be able to apply them logically to the actual problems faced by society.
(F) Be able to use system design and development technical skills through.
(G) Improve the ability to make proposals, describe logically, make oral presentations and communicate through research proposals and the graduation research project.
(H) Through the Creative Practice, Thesis, etc. improve creativity and industry-readiness in order to consider the various environment conditions comprehensively and logically, discover the problems that lie within, analyze, and solve them.
(I) Through practicums, improve the ability to address and organize issues strategically and independently.
(J) Through the broad study of the relationship between information and society, acquire the ability to be socially responsible and have a strong sense of ethics, and act independently.
(K) Acquire a specialized knowledge of a vast array of liberal arts and computing, and be able to take action in interdisciplinary fields.
(L) Cross-sectionally study the concepts and technologies of engineering fields outside computing, and in addition understanding the basic nature of engineering, be able to think about things from a multi-faceted view with a global perspective.
(M) The ability to improve communication skills and understanding of other cultures to become an international citizen.