For the term of anticipating the raise of needs for graduates in computer science and information system in the next five years, either for governmental needs or private, and also for the term of realization of responsibility acts in higher education and to deliver well educated human resource that is able to support the government program for the development of nation in future, Gunadarma University is eager to keep the program improving since it was started by Gunadarma Computer and Informatics Management High School (STMIK) before 1996, and then evolved into Computer Science faculty of Gunadarma University.
In order to anticipate the constant development progress in computer field and information system, the program needs to be emphasized in information system study. Thus, the name of Informatics Management is more adequate to change in to Information System. And also for the Computer Engineering program, it is changed to Computer System program
The meaning of Information System
Encyclopedia of Computer Science defines “Information System” as : A system in which computing technology is applied to the information needs of the organization. Regarding the academic environment, the concept of the science itself was introduced through 2 articles from Ashenhurst (1972) and Couger (1973). In another words, the existence of the science itself was introduced and studied in early 70’s in some universities in America. Both articles said that the main idea of teaching Information System in college is to give students knowledge of the organization, its information needs, and its behavior, as well as of computing technology.
The meaning of Computer System
The Computer Science program is a program regarding to design and the development of hardware and software component as one system. The program covers studies starting from design aspect and the implementation of the architecture of both hardware and software with the emphasized in the functional architecture and computer system. The studies that are considered important and emphasized in this field such as studies related to comparison of hardware technology, the trade off of hardware and software design, the impact of feasibility change, the interaction of inter-architecture system, the design of hardware and software, and to the simulation of a big scale computer system. In these studies, the computer system would be considered as part of an infrastructure of an organization.
The above review shows that the focus and the emphasize of this program would be so much different with the hardware program conducted by Electrical Engineering, which is directed to the aspects of computer electronic and the implementation of computer regarding the electrical engineering.
The graduates of Computer Science Faculty of Gunadarma University are those who have knowledge view and high qualified skills, hence may absorbs and implement the knowledge. This would be a modal for the nation to achieve national development goals.
Private party also supports this commitment in educational system regarding the effort to raise the quality and the competitiveness of Indonesian human resource in facing the globalization; which is the value and the superiority to be the main factor to each economic practitionersers generally and computer and informatics field in particular.