Modern information systems are developed by diverse international teams from many countries; Political and cultural borders are no longer boundaries. The main focus of education in the Information Systems Science and Engineering Course (ISSE) is to train people who can work in this quickly evolving technical world, as team members, as innovators, and as leaders.

Program Overview:

Students in the Information Systems Science and Engineering Course develop the information systems engineering skills necessary to work anywhere in the world and bring imagination and technical competence to every kind of project and organization, while also maintaining the powerful benefits of their own unique personalities and cultures. The program lays a foundation in the basics of engineering and the technical competency to work flexibly with continually evolving hardware, software, and user needs.

Keywords: Network Security, IoT, E-Commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Robot Technology, User Interface, Computing Mathematics, Big Data Analysis, Advanced Computer Graphics, Imperative Programming

  • Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Engineering
  • Duration: 4 years full-time
  • Language: English
  • Yearly Intake: 50 students
  • Enrollment: April
  • Location: Shiga, Japan

Entry Requirements:

For entry requirements and other application information, refer to the below website:

Key Features:

- Practice-Oriented

The Information Systems Science and Engineering Course is project-based learning at its best - offering practical, hands-on engineering experience to match the demands of industry leaders in Japan and worldwide. Students join engineering projects from their very first year of study while education is centered on project work throughout the program.

- Customizable Education

The Course offers flexible study plans to complement and foster individual abilities in the best possible way. A combination of fundamental classic science courses and interdisciplinary engineering practice disciplines allows students to learn both for and from doing. The learning environment as a whole is designed to develop distinctive talents, embracing diverse personalities who will work together to innovate the future world.

- Work with Global Leaders

Collaboration with leading academic institutions, such as the University of Oxford, and the University of Zurich, creates opportunities for academic mobility and integration with top level research. A range of extracurricular programs and internships provides students with opportunities to test themselves in the larger world.


International students (students who will hold the status of residence of “student” while studying at Ritsumeikan University) will receive a fee reduction through the RU Tuition Reduction Scheme. International students in English-medium undergraduate programs are typically guaranteed at least a 20% reduction, with 50% and 100% fee reductions offered to the most outstanding applicants.

For further information on scholarships, please refer to here.

Program taught in:
  • English

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