OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2018, Vol. 12, pp. 69 - 84
© IOI, Vilnius University

ISSN 1822-7732

DOI: 10.15388/ioi.2018.06

National Survey of Japanese Universities on Computing Education: Analysis of Departments Majored in Computing Discipline


Department of Information Science, Saga University
Honjo 1, Saga, Japan
e-mail: kake@is.saga-u.ac.jp


We conducted the frst national survey of computing education at Japanese universities in 2016. In this paper, we report the survey result of the computing education at a department or a course majored in the computing discipline. The survey covers various aspects including program organization, quality and quantity of educational achievement, students, teaching staff and computing environment. Thus the survey result is expected to be a good fundamental to develop realistic computing curricula and accreditation criteria in Japan. The estimated number of computing departments and students in Japan is about 300 and 28,000 respectively. 50% of the students belong to engineering faculties. Although 25% of the students are learning Computer Science, 50% of the students are learning computing domains other than those defned in CC2005. The information processing society of Japan (IPSJ) and the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) utilize the survey result to develop a new computing curriculum standard J17 and national policy of computing education respectively.


web-based survey and analysis, college level education, curriculum development and analysis, accreditation criteria development, computing education, quality assurance in education.

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