Features of the School

The school aims to develop new fields in electronics, information, and communication, and train students to become professionals and researchers who can contribute to society through their high level of creativity. Today’s society is undergoing major structural changes due to new technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence, cyber security, energy saving, new energy, new electronics, and photonics. This calls for a greater focus on EET and ICT. As a result, the demand for new graduates with this background is extremely high, and it is not limited to the fields of electronics, information, and communication. A growing demand can also be seen throughout the automotive, machinery, chemical, architectural, and civil engineering industries. Students will acquire practical skills through hardware experiments and programming exercises for the electronics, information and communication fields, where there is rapid change. Then, we will play an active role in a highly informed future society with cutting edge EET and ICT covering everything from nanoscale to space technologies.

Introduction

Outline

In the School of Electrical, Information and Communication Engineering,students can acquire a wide range of basic knowledge encompassing the electrical energy that supports social infrastructure, advanced electronic materials, and devices. This knowledge drives the development of electronic devices such as smartphones, communication, information science, and media processing, which in turn spurs new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, big data, and security. In this way, students can study their fields of interest in greater depth. The school offers two courses (Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Information and Communication Engineering) to help ensure that students’ fields of interest are well aligned with their courses and to help clarify their area of expertise at the time of graduation. Students train to become professionals by leveraging the strengths of these courses. In their first year, they take required common subjects in addition to the school’s original introductory classes on advanced technology and mathematics, which are closely related to their fields. At the beginning of their second year, students are officially enrolled in the school, and begin taking fundamental subjects in electronics, information, and communication. From the second half of their second year, students study their fields of specialization from fundamentals to applications. The courses tie in to one another to offer a curriculum that fosters synergy.

Our Principles and Goals

The school aims to contribute to a future society that relies on advanced information technology based on electrical/electronic engineering technology (EET) and information communication technology (ICT). In this way, the school strives to train technical specialists in the electrical, information, and communication fields, who will take on the challenge to develop new fields of discovery. To this end, the school fosters students’ ability to acquire fundamental knowledge and apply it, analyze and understand phenomena first-hand through experiments and practical training, effectively use cutting-edge tools, propose ideas and follow through with them, clearly write and explain research results, and collaborate and lead in projects involving teamwork.


Single-crystalline diamond wafer developed at Kanazawa University for next-generation electrical and electronic engineering technologies

Cube-shaped wireless sensors for IoT systems

Course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Producing frontrunners who will take on the challenge of the energy problem

The development of new energy technologies and highly functional, highly integrated electron devices is necessary in order to maintain and develop a sustainable, advanced information society. The course on electrical and electronic engineering was designed to foster technical specialists and researchers who can thrive as frontrunners in developing cutting-edge electronic technologies. To this end, students will conduct high-voltage experiments, perform programming that links electrical engineering experiments and computers using digital circuits, carry out semiconductor device performance experiments, and make software applications that cover signal processing and numerical simulations. These experiments will help students understand technologies related to electrical engineering, signal processing, and information systems engineering. Moreover, through training, students will also reaffirm the power of the field of electrical engineering in making a significant contribution to improving society and the environment, while also cultivating their international outlook and ethical standards.


A visualization system of radio wave

Highly functional nanomaterials (right) generated by high-temperature plasma (left)

A student’s message (Electricity that supports the high-technology society of today and tomorrow)

In the course on electrical and electronic engineering, we gain a wide variety of knowledge, and study technologies related to electricity, ranging from the principles of power generators to the production of semiconductor devices. Electricity is an indispensable form of energy in today’s society, and it is used in nearly every field. Electricity also plays a big role in upcoming new energy technologies such as nuclear fusion and natural energy. If you want to study how electricity is created and applied to electronic devices such as smartphones, and if you are inspired by electricity, I highly recommend the course on electrical and electronic engineering!


Vibrational power generator for renewable energy utilization

Experiment for generating semiconductive diamond thin film

Course in Information and Communication Engineering

Producing the next generation of data scientists

The IoT, which controls a variety of objects by linking them to the Internet, is bringing major changes to industry and the environment, in what is referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The course on information and Communication Engineering produces technical specialists who support the pillars of ICT, and equips students with the specialized knowledge and application skills they require to become researchers. To these ends, the course integrates hands-on lessons using computers from their first year, where they learn technologies related to networks, big data, artificial intelligence, and security. Moreover, during their third year, students do internships at companies in order to hone the skills they will need to play an important role in society.


Computational servers for big data analysis

Image processing system for visual pattern recognition

Student’s message (Develop an advanced understanding of the information technology that surrounds us)

Communication devices are required in many fields. In this course, we learn the basics, as well as both the hardware and software aspects of the technology. To help further our understanding, we actually design simple circuits and program devices. You feel a sense of accomplishment when circuits and programs that you have made perform well. There is so much to learn and it’s a real challenge, but if you are interested in how personal computers and smartphones?which we often take for granted?are made and work, I recommend the course on information and Communication Engineering.


Block-shaped communication devices

Students having a discussion