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School Introduction to SIE

An “information society” is a society built around information, which has tangible value like water, food, and energy. It is the goal of SIE to train people who will be valuable human resource and help to build a society that is safe, comfortable, and emotionally rich.


As students will be working with information in a variety of forms, it is necessary for them to learn not only about fundamental information technologies such as computers, networks, and programming, but also a variety of academic specialty areas as well, such as audio-video, medical and assistive technologies, spatial environments, and interpersonal communication.


SIE is producing a steady stream of independent, highly creative and internationally-aware IT engineers through the implementation of a new, non-traditional educational system. Four different courses are offered through one department, SIE, while the length of classes has been reduced to 50-minutes to better match the students’ natural learning capabilities. In addition to these changes, students are now responsible for creating their own, individual curriculum. 

School Characteristics

Self-organized curriculum

Self-organized curriculum

We have replaced the traditional method of separating students by grade with a credit-based system, and students can now revise their curriculum every six months, refining their vision as they go.
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50-minute classes

50-minute classes

As our highest priority at SIE is the students’ education, we have adopted shorter, 50-minute classes to allow students to concentrate more on the material presented in each class.
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PBL (Project Based Learning)

PBL (Project Based Learning)

As part of the lecture subjects, there are some classes that have adopted the PBL format, with student teams problem-solving assignments, and in some cases giving presentations.
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Project Class

Project Class

In a project class, companies, local governments and other organizations create a project with students and collaborate with them on it for a period of six months. Through this hands-on, real-life experience, students’ knowledge of a particular field is deepened, and their problem-solving skills are developed even further.
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