Course title
Information Literacy

Course description
Computers are essential part of engineers' activities and it is important to understand their way of working and how they process information.
Thus, this course aims at providing the required knowledge to understand the basic principles of information and computers; this lecture will introduce concepts of Information Theory, as well as go through an overview of all aspects of computer architecture and operating systems.
Purpose of class
The objectives of this class is to make students become familiar with information, and with computers and their way of working: from the low-level (bits) to the hardware architecture.
Goals and objectives

Goals and objectives Course Outcomes
1. Understanding the concepts of representation of information
2. Understanding the way computers work and their architecture
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Exam Group work Participation Total.
1. 25% 15% 10% 50%
2. 25% 15% 10% 50%
3. 0%
Total. 50% 30% 20% -
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. History and theory of information Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 180分
2. Syntax, semantics and digital data Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 180分
3. Operations with numbers Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 180分
4. Numbers and logic gates Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 180分
5. Logic circuits and transmission Prepare Exercices & Read lecture's material 190分
6. Cryptography and introduction to quantum computing Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 180分
7. Quantum logic Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 180分
8. Computer architecture Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 180分
9. 1979-1986 PC experience Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 180分
10. Operating systems and storage Read provided lecture's material (pdf); prepare for the exam 180分
11. Exam Check the solutions; prepare group work 360分
Group work presentations
Present group work and evaluate other groups work 180分
13. Group work presentations Present group work and evaluate other groups work 180分
14. Group work presentations Present group work and evaluate other groups work 180分
Total. - - 2710分
Goals and objectives (Other Courses)
A:Fundamental Mechanical Engineering B:Advanced Mechanical Engineering C:Environment and Materials Engineering D:Chemistry and Biotechnology E:Electrical Engineering and Robotics G:Advanced Electronic Engineering F:Information and Communications Engineering L:Computer Science and Engineering H:Urban Infrastructure and Environment
Evaluation method and criteria
Evaluation method: exam (50%), group work (30%), participation (20%)
Criteria: at least 60% of total evaluation is required to pass.

The main exam consists in a quiz (true/false questions) and is individual. The score is integrated by a group work, which is presented in the last weeks.
Active participation in class is also counted as a bonus.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
Lectures' material provided in class (pdf)
No pre-requisite
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Request for appointment by email:
    Possibility for online appointment or in Toyosu, depending on the day.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
Last modified : Wed Mar 13 04:11:37 JST 2024