Power of innovation
IN today’s competitive world, it is important to harness the power of innovation to meet customer demands effectively.
It is also crucial for engineers and IT specialists to be equipped with highly developed innovative skills and be able to convert ideas into common use.
Recognising this, KBU International College always strives towards moulding its graduates to be innovative and industry-ready.
As such, the college celebrated the achievement of its latest graduating batch from the field of enginering and computing by organising Innovation Day for the third consecutive year.
The event showcased 70 of the students’ finest final-year projects from the field of BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BSc (Hons) Information and Communication Technology and BSc (Hons) Software Engineering.
“Innovation Day 2014 serves as a platform for students to connect with the industry. It is also a channel for students to meet with potential employers as we have invited over 50 well-known companies and higher institutions to participate in the innovation day celebration,” said KBU principal Dr Chee Choong Kooi.
“This shows that KBU has done a great job in educating leaders of tomorrow. We are proud of their achievements,” he added.
“I am also glad to announce that some of the students were interviewed on the spot and offered a job immediately.”
Some of the highlights of this year’s Innovation Day would be Mobile-based Distributed Diary System, Mobile-based Traveler Assistant, Sign Language Learning Kit, Open Source User-Friendly Digital Signage and Smart Glove for Android Application.
The college also organises hands-on training such as Android Smartphone Apps Challenge, IBM SmartCloud Camp and other activities to ensure students are ready for the corporate world.
Students also gained insights into technopreneurship through a talk by NCore Systems chief executive officer Nicholas See.
The school also motivated the students by presenting RM1,000 each for the best projects, which were chosen through 60% professional assessment and 40% voting process.
Alamelu Mangai Palaniappan’s Mobile-based Diary System (iOS) received the best project award for the Computing category while Lau Kah Kin was presented RM1,000 for his project – Sign Language Learning Kit – under the Engineering category.
“All my hard work has been paid off,” said Alamelu.
KBU International College is a private institution of higher learning known for its programmes, which are relevant and in-keeping with the requirements of the various industries of today.
KBU is also noted for its excellent track record in providing quality UK 3+0 degree programmes.
Programmes offered are in Design, Business, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Computing / ICT / Software Engineering, Engineering, Languages (English and German) as well as pre-university programmes, such as the Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) and Cambridge GCE A-Levels.
Since its inception in 1990, KBU has produced hundreds of First-Class Honours degree graduates through collaborations with reputable partner universities in Britain, namely Nottingham Trent University, Sheffield Hallam University and Anglia Ruskin University.
KBU graduates have successfully gained employment in diverse fields within a short period of time and in many instances, immediately upon graduation.
For more information, call 03-7727 3200, e-mail enquiry@ kbu.edu.my or visit www.kbu.edu. my. Alternatively, log on to http:// facebook.com/kbuinternational
Alamelu receiving the best project award from Dr Chee.