Employment rates of 100% and 80% for graduates of IT & Computer Science and Commerce respectively doubled the cause for celebration at the inaugural 2013 INTI-University of Wollongong (UOW) graduation ceremony. The fact that the majority of the graduates were already part of the workforce prior to graduation is a reflection of the outstanding success of the INTI-UOW collaboration.
Having successfully completed the University of Wollongong’s Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Information Technology programmes at INTI International College Subang, the graduates, including Au Yong Yi-Wen, recipient of UOW’s Highest Achieving Student Award and PONEY Industry Award for Most Outstanding Student, and Andrew Lee Xijin, recipient of the NSTP Industry Award for Student Leadership & Service, proudly received their scrolls from UOW’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Joe Chicaro, who was in attendance during the ceremony.
The UOW programme offered at INTI is tailored specifically to provide students with an international academic experience further to preparing them for the work environment. The direct involvement of visiting faculty from UOW throughout the learning process provides students additional guidance and resources to succeed in their studies.
INTI’s close collaboration with key industry players brings employer projects and career workshops into the classroom. These provide students with better understanding of industry requirements and firsthand knowledge of the expectations of employers.
The graduating Class of 2013 represents a generation of high achievers honed in an environment that fosters international exposure, innovative learning and individual development by bringing academic credentials and real industry experience into the classroom.
Working in partnership, UOW and INTI have extended the best in tertiary education to students in Malaysia through degree programmes in IT (major in eBusiness or Network Design & Management), Computer Science (major in Software Engineering, Multimedia and Game Development or Digital Systems Security), Commerce (major in Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics, Marketing or Public Relations) and Communication & Media Studies (major in Marketing Communication and Advertising). Students of the UOW programmes are enrolled as UOW students, which grants them access to on-line resources that are available at UOW. These include e-books, e-journals, and e-teaching and learning materials.
The graduation certificate is conferred by UOW and bears the name University of Wollongong. As the courses delivered at INTI are identical in content to those at UOW in Australia, students can also choose to transfer at the end of any semester to continue their studies at UOW in Wollongong. Transfer options available are the 2+1, 1.5+1.5 and 1+2 arrangements.
“INTI’s proven expertise, experience and passionate dedication are precisely the qualities needed to uphold the world-class academic standards that UOW is renowned for,” said Emeritus Professor Barry Harper, Academic Dean of UOW Programmes, Malaysia. “Our aim is to nurture quality graduates who are experts in their fields and who can work anywhere in the world. Above all, we are looking to produce tomorrow’s leaders, mature well-rounded individuals who will make a contribution to society.”
Students of INTI benefit not only from its over 25 years of experience and strong track-record, but also gain from the global synergy and resources that Laureate International Universities provides. INTI is part of Laureate, the world’s largest private education network with a presence in 29 countries, with more than 65 accredited universities and 130 campuses, serving more than 750,000 students globally.
For more information on INTI’s University of Wollongong programmes, please call 03-5623 2800 / 04-631 0138