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GAIN HANDS – ON EXPERIENCE AND A COMPETITIVE EDGE

We always focus on translating theory into practice . As one of our IT students , you ’ ll get the chance to apply your knowledge and skills to a real-world project – while working with a leading organisation .
Through one of the programs below , you ’ ll :
• reinforce and augment everything you learn in the classroom
• hone your leadership , communication , problem-solving , management and technical skills
• develop wider , more informed perspectives and mature as a person
• gain greater insight into the business world
• give yourself an advantage in the job market
• get a taste of a rewarding career in IT .
Industry-based learning ( IBL )
The IBL program prepares you for the workplace with the opportunity to apply the skills you ’ ve learnt in the classroom in the corporate world . You ’ ll be placed in a leading IT organisation for a 22-week industrial placement , which will help you gain valuable professional and business experience . The program is formally assessed and credited towards your degree . To top it off , the host organisation will award you with a scholarship throughout the duration of your placement .
Other opportunities
Your undergraduate years can be full of opportunities to broaden your perspective on the IT industry , enhance your marketability , and develop the necessary mindset to transition from student to IT professional .
You ’ ll have special access to career talks and panel discussions with invited industry guests , industry competitions , as well as professional certification programs . These will help you to :
• learn about emerging industry trends in IT
• gain a better understanding of what the industry expects from IT graduates
• discover the variety and scope of careers in IT
• build industry contacts via networking opportunities .
Internship
As an alternative to the IBL program , you ’ ll be required to go for a 12-week internship in an industry-based environment after your second year . This internship will give you a strong foundation and framework for experiential learning .
Our most popular industrial collaborators include Agmo Studio , Astro , Axiata , Cheetah Digital , Configura Pacific , F-Secure , Guidewire , HexaIoT , Intel , Juris Technologies , Mimos Berhad , Monster Technologies , Petronas , Photobook , Soft Skills and VMWare B2BE .
Engineering and IT Leadership Program ( EILP )
EILP is a one-year program that prepares you to be an IT leader . It ’ s an opportunity to engage with industry professionals through workshops , industry site visits , networking evenings , and a student-organised leadership summit . This experience will help you to develop critical employability skills , such as leadership , teamwork and communication , that are highly regarded by employers .
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