An innovation-driven, global-oriented and career-focused learning experience at INTI that in the past year had incorporated 125 projects by employers such as IOI Corporation, Poney, TNT and HP has enabled INTI’s students to shine and succeed, including in the Malaysia finals of the SAP Dashboard Design Competition 2012.
Competing against strong teams from reputable higher education institutions in the country, Bryan Lim Wen Zhou and Vulcan Gui Ming Sian from INTI International University emerged in the top 3 spot after creating an interactive dashboard that impressed the judges.
|Bryan Lim and Vulcan Gui (2nd and 3rd from left respectively) pose with members of INTI’s Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.|
“Numerous employer projects in addition to our regular coursework in the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Network and Mobile Computing programme had given us valuable experience and the confidence to do well in the competition,” said Bryan whose portfolio includes network, graphic and website design for TNT, Padini and GRM respectively.
The competition required participants to use data given by SAP, a leading provider of business management software solutions and services, to create an interactive dashboard to analyze the Olympic Summer Games results from 1996 to 2012.
“Experience taught us to apply simplicity and clear data presentation in our design. Keeping straight to the point certainly worked for us!” said Vulcan, who together with Bryan won a cash prize of USD 400, a trophy and certificates.
Che Fuzlina Mohd Fuad, the students’ supervising lecturer remarked that she was pleased that the students had taken their own initiatives to learn and develop new skills on top of their busy study schedules. “Minimal coaching was provided which makes their success in the competition even more impressive,” she said.
The INTI curriculum emphasises on all-rounded development of a student’s cognitive and practical skills. Close collaboration with the industry ensures that the curriculum developed is relevant to the market’s needs, and more importantly, focuses on soft skills such as project management, team work, and proposals among others, which are essential skills when entering the work force.
Working alongside Cisco Networking Academy, INTI incorporates the CCNA and CCNA wireless syllabus into its Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Network & Mobile Computing programme, to ensure that students develop the skills to design and manage medium-sized networks. The partnership also presents a pathway to professional certification in CCNP and CCIE.
INTI offers a blended learning approach incorporating online support, industry projects, interactive business simulations and mentorship by industry partners and distinguished academics – all based on the learner’s personal development programme for personal effectiveness. As part of the Laureate International Universities network, INTI has access to the global resources, best practices, teaching methods, international faculty and management tools that are truly world class.
Students of INTI benefit not only from the institution’s over 25 years of experience and strong track-record, but also gain from the global synergy and resources that Laureate International Universities provides. Laureate has a presence in 29 countries, with more than 60 accredited universities and 130 campuses, serving more than 740,000 students globally.
For more information on INTI’s industry-linked initiatives, call 06-7982000.