Power of in­no­va­tion

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STAR SPECIAL HIGHER EDUCATION -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.