Producing all-rounded graduates
STUDENTS who are looking to venture into the exciting field of computer science and information technology (IT) can pursue tertiary studies at Quest International University Perak (QIUP) in Ipoh, Perak.
Areas related to computer science and IT offer opportunities for rewarding careers across industries, anywhere in the world.
With more and more businesses going digital, IT is now regarded the world’s fastest-growing industry.
The key to choosing the right programme is in considering how it can help you be competent and skilled enough for industry needs. In IT, a good programme should equip you with knowledge in subjects such as artificial intelligence and blockchain.
Programmes offered by QIUP’s Faculty of Science and Technology ensure students are job-ready upon graduation.
The Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) programme is a computing course aimed at producing graduates who can create new software solutions to alter the structure of various industries.
One major highlight of the programme is its innovative curriculum that balances theory and application.
Students undergo competency-based learning on technical subjects with intensive industrial training, giving them substantial exposure to the latest technologies and tools used in IT.
Project work in the final year of the programme includes taking on solutionfocused case studies that provide undergraduates with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and prepare them for real-world scenarios.
Students can choose forensic computing, cloud computing, software engineering, intelligent systems, distributed systems, security, database management or embedded systems as their specialisations.
These specialisations proved to be industry-relevant when QIUP’s first batch of computer science graduates were employed by reputable organisations such as Petronas and Omega Engineering.
The Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) programme aims to expose students to the design, development and application of information and communication technologies to help professionals thrive in a challenging business climate.
This programme emphasises acquisition of specialised skills needed for successful, longterm careers in IT. Students learn how to integrate advanced computing theories with core competencies in project management, cyberpreneurship and business intelligence to fulfil the demands of the IT industry.
This programme balances theoretical and practical applications in a broad range of Internet technologies.
In addition, students undergo extensive laboratory practice with industrial training designed to provide substantial exposure to real-world IT.
Through this programme, they develop strong analytical skills and apply critical thinking abilities to solve complex business problems with knowledge and principles in IT.
QIUP is among the first varsities in the world to issue academic certificates on blockchain.
The university is launching the eCampus mobile application, which is a student-led project that aims to make QIUP a cashless campus.
The university’s quest is to develop all-rounded graduates who not only excelled in their studies but also actively participated in various conferences, educational competitions and sports.
QIUP’s computer science students, Dickson Chin, Wilson Ho, Ivan Fong and Wong Kok, did the university proud when they won several prizes at the 40th Science Engineering and Design Exhibition.
Their project, Intelligent Parking System, bagged three prizes – the gold medal in the Open Innovation Challenge category, Most Innovative Award and Best Poster Award.
Not to be outdone, the QIUP debate team won top positions in three categories at the National English Olympics last year. QIUP was crowned first runner-up overall.
Besides educational competitions, QIUP students also participate in sports competitions with outstanding results. One of its students, Chathura Mihiruk, was awarded Player of the Tournament in cricket at the Perak Super League last year. The team finished fourth overall.
The university’s hockey teams were first and second runnersup at last year’s Pesta Hoki in Penang. Other competitions QIUP students take part in include futsal, basketball, badminton and chess.
The university firmly believes that having students compete in extracurricular events can help them develop necessary leadership skills required in the working world.
There are five faculties at QIUP – medicine, science and technology, business and management, social sciences, and pharmacy – offering programmes at foundation, diploma and bachelor’s levels.
QIUP’s interim campus is strategically located in Ipoh away from the distractions of bustling city life. It provides a lower cost of living and an environment conducive to learning.
Should you have high hopes of having a rich student life and opportunities to interact with the best academicians, QIUP is the answer.
For more information, call 05-2490500, e-mail enquiries@qiup. edu.my or visit
QIUP students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities to strengthen their personal and professional development.