As a student from School of Infocomm, there are good opportunities to venture out of Singapore to expand your learning horizon. Korea, China, India are just some of the places that our students have been to explore the IT industry.
The June period was an exciting one for a group of 25 students and 2 staff members from School of Infocomm (SOI) who went on an engaging study trip to Hong Kong in June 2012. Through this trip, the students learnt on the various business information systems, the general IT industries and their culture in Hong Kong.
The group visited prominent places such as the Intellectual Property Department (IPD), Azeus, RedCats Asia, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. At the IPD, the students gained in-depth knowledge on the various aspects of intellectual property management such as copyright, trademark, industrial design rights, outsourcing operations, and how IT systems are used to support IPDs daily operations. Over at the Dynamic Software Development Limited, students got to experience the usage of the Point-of-Sale and Human Resource (HR) Management systems. In this way, they learnt to appeciate the practicality of the different kinds of business information systems that they have studied in their curriculum.
The group also had the opportunity to visit Azeus and RedCats Asia. Over at Azeus, students watched a live demonstration of a conference application on iPad. This demonstration enabled students to explore more on application services. Azeus also shared with the students how IT Project Management is applied in their business. Getting to know the use of information systems in an apparels business like RedCats Asia was an interesting experience for our students. The group learnt more on the CBX e-portal and the Human Resource Information System (HRIS).
The last stop at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University was indeed an enriching experience for the students. Students found out more on the 3 different EIS degree programmes namely, e-business, enterprise software system engineering, intelligent business and finance. The EIS degree programmes are very relevant to our students, as they appreciate how they can further their education. Besides academics, the students also explored the facilities around the campus such as the computer labs, data centres and students research projects. On the whole, the group had a wonderful time at Hong Kong and look forward to another successful trip.
A group of 45 students and 3 staff members from School of Infocomm (SOI) embarked on an enriching trip to Seoul, South Korea in May 2012. Through this trip, students gained valuable knowledge on the various interactive and digital media technologies used across the industries in Seoul, South Korea. The group visited the famous Kofic Namyangju Studios where most Korean shows are filmed. Students get to experience all the various stages in a film production at the Film Culture Museum. They also get to appreciate the Korean culture by visiting interesting monuments like GwangHwaMun Square, King Sejong and Admiral Yi Sun-shin story museums, Cheongwadae Sarangchae, Bukchon Hanok Village.
Students had the opportunity to interact with industry professionals when they visited prominent organizations such as KosCom, Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, Samsung D'Light. Having to experience the superior facilities and academic environment in one of the best universities called National Korean Art University was a dream come true for our students. The animation department in the university is known as one of the four best in the world. Overall the group had an awesome time and look forward to yet another fruitful trip.
The first student overseas trip for Diploma in Business Application students was conducted in September 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. Students visited RMIT, Monash University, SAP Melbourne, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and the Great Ocean Road.
Students also had the opportunity to participate as student helpers at the HIMSS AsiaPac11 Conference. Many of the students treasured the opportunity to learn alongside with key and prominent industry professionals from the Healthcare IT sector. The highlight was attending HIMSS AsiaPac11 Conference & Leadership Summit, in which one of our student, Yeo Wen Da (DBA), received the inaugural Youth Encouragement Award, in front of healthcare VIP delegates from 27 countries.
September 2011 was a busy period for School of Infocomm, with 2 staff and 26 students embarking onto a study trip to Bangalore, India – the Silicon Valley of India. Bangalore is proud to be the home of many prominent IT/software companies in India. Not missing any available opportunity, the team went to visit Quality Theorem, Indian Institute of Technology Bangalore, InfoSys, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore and Cisco Systems.
It was an eye-opener for many students who have not been to India, to be amazed by the country’s speed in developing IT professionals and capabilities. Students were very active in discussions and asked good questions during presentations at companies.
2 staff with 24 students took the opportunity to organize a study trip to Suzhou and Shanghai, China. Many of the students were keen to visit China, as it is one of the fastest developing economies in the world. Suzhou, adjacent to Shanghai, is also up and coming to take position as the IT & Technology Hub of China in the Yangtze Delta region.
The trip is not complete without visiting numerous IT corporations located within the Suzhou Industrial Park, like NCS Suzhou, Samsung Electronics, SIP Exhibition Hall. Suzhou is also the home to many local and international educational institutions, with a significant student population. En-route back to Shanghai, the group visited outsourcing companies involved in PC manufacturing and production and toured around office premises to gain more understanding about IT in this region.
A group of 56 students and 4 staff from SOI embarked on a trip to Seoul, South Korea, in June 2011. This trip provided the students the opportunity to gain awareness and exposure in the industries of animation, design, games and media as well as business information systems and general IT, in South Korea.
The group visited prominent organizations such as Oracle Korea, Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute, Samsung D’Light, Taewool Entertainment, Korea Broadcasting System, and top universities – Hanyang University, Hongik University and Korea University of the Arts. Our students enjoyed the fruitful interactions with the industry professionals during the trip, and also the unique immersion experience with the visits to cultural museums.