First City UC celebrates students’ final-year projects
AS the world moves into the digital technology era in recent decades, First City University College continues to celebrate the power of innovation in its aspiring young engineers, programmers and IT specialists, by hosting the annual Innovation Day. This year marks the sixth year since the event was first held.
The event, organised recently by the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, showcased its students’ most innovative projects and provided them with the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and skills to prospective employers and industry players in attendance.
A total of 50 projects were put on display, which include the final-year works of students who studied BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and BSc (Hons) Software Engineering programmes, as well as selected projects by Diploma in Information Technology and Diploma in Mechatronics students.
First City UC’s Innovation Day is highly anticipated each year since its debut in 2012.
It serves as a platform for the students to connect with the industry for employment, as the event often attracts potential employers and partners with a long-standing relationship with First City UC.
The university’s engineering and computing graduates are highly sought after; with students receiving employment offers.
Highlights of this year’s projects were Augmented Farming Eco-system Controller, Three Pillars of Hope: Interactive Game for Depressed Individuals, Augmented Reality App using Fiducial Marker, Prehistoric Stereoscopic Museum Information System and Automatic License Plate Recognition for Parking Management.
Students came up with the idea for the projects, which are relevant to the current market demand. They spend up to six months working alongside their supervisors and lecturers.
Best projects in the exhibition were awarded cash prizes by the faculty, to motivate and encourage students to continue producing and creating more innovations.
Winners were chosen through 70% professional assessment and 30% voting process, carried out through an online survey developed by a BSc (Hons) Software Engineering, Year 2 student.
During the event, students were enlightened by a talk session presented by Creative Dreams International Sdn Bhd’s Maria Rajen who spoke on “Technopreneurship”.
They learnt how their technology and digital knowledge acquired in university can be harnessed with entrepreneurial skills to create a rewarding and successful career when they graduate.
First City UC constantly works with collaborative partners like IBM Malaysia and Google Malaysia to enhance the students’ learning experience, by exposing them to the digital industry.
It also designs specially crafted courses that equip students with the necessary skills relevant to the industry for immediate employment.
Imminently, the Faculty of Engineering and Computing is rolling out its own homegrown programmes, offering Bachelor’s Degrees in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science (Intelligent Systems) and Information Systems in Business Management, which are currently accepting registrations for the September 2017 intake.
In the near future, as the faculty continues innovating itself to keep up with industry demands, there will be more new programmes for students wishing to pursue careers in information technology field, in particular mobile computing, networking and security.
Registration is open for programmes at diploma, degree and master’s levels for the August, September and October intakes.
Students will be able to enjoy an Early Bird Discount off the first semester’s tuition fees if they register now. This offer is valid via calling the marketing department at 03-7727 3200.
For more information about the various programmes, scholarships and incentives offered at First City UC, students are welcome to visit the campus during the June Open Day on June 17 and 18, 10am to 6pm where they would be able to check out First City UC’s new campus facilities and meet the academic staff.
Attentive counsellors are available to attend to any enquiries including weekends during this period.
■ For details, call the marketing department, First City University College, at 03-7727 3200, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.firstcity.edu.my. You can also follow the latest updates on Facebook (@firstcityuc) and Instagram (@firstcity.uc).
A total of 50 projects by Engineering and Computing students were showcased at First City UC’s Sixth Innovation Day.