Leading the best way

THE School of Information and Communication Technology of HELP University prides itself on providing progressive programmes that produce good and progressive graduates to serve the wants of enterprise and business and society basically.

This position assumes a particular significance and urgency in gentle of the launch of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint final month with the said imaginative and prescient of remodeling Malaysia right into a regional chief in digital economic system with a RM70 billion funding in digitalisation by 2025 and with the digital economic system anticipated to finally contribute 22.6% of the nations’ GDP.

The Faculty of Computing and Digital Technology presently focuses on coaching college students in Data Analytics, Internet of Things (IOT) and software program improvement. It provides 4 programmes: the Diploma in IT, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Analytics) and the Master of Data Science.

Commenting on the worth of those programmes, the pinnacle of the School of Information and Communication Technology, Dr Tang U-Liang stated: “Data scientists are highly sought-after by organisations which need skilled individuals who can use advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to create a sustainable value chain from enterprise data to decision making in the boardroom. The ultimate aim is to contribute to raising efficiency and productivity in the service of the digital economy”.

Tang, a PhD from the National University of Singapore, is an information scientist with broad expertise of utilized analysis utilizing AI and ML instruments.

Elaborating on the quickly evolving IT atmosphere, Tang stated: “Unlike previous industrial revolutions, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace. With advances in artificial intelligence, robotics and the Internet of Things, biotechnology, energy storage and quantum computing, we have to ensure our graduates are equipped with the requisite skills and also the intellectual and mental agility to excel in the workplace.

The School maintains intimate links with the IT industry: it has an Industry Advisory Board (IAB) whose members are leaders of professional and industry bodies like Pikom (Persatuan Industri Komputer dan Multimedia – The National Tech Association of Malaysia), Mobius, SAS and IBM.

The IAB provides advice on curriculum standards and relevancy to ensure the graduates’ learning fulfils industrial needs and expectations and continues to keep up with rapid developments and global trends.

One of its members has stated that it is within the realm of reality to “expect that students of HELP will be inspired one day to build the Apples, Googles and Facebooks of the future in Malaysia”.

As an illustration of the scholars’ functionality, Tang cited the achievement of 4 last 12 months college students who just lately signed up for the nation-wide Hack-to-Hire competitors organised by Dell, the American multinational laptop know-how firm, and emerged as first place winners amongst 20 groups from universities and schools throughout the nation. Their prize is internships and job placements by Dell.

The school has a powerful give attention to Data Analytics.

The BIT (Hons) in Data Analytics consists of matters like massive information applied sciences, machine studying and information visualisation. It goals to supply graduates who’re in a position to conceive and handle options in more and more data-driven environments.

Students of the college additionally get value-added advantages to counterpoint their research expertise.

In collaboration with main analytics software program developer SAS, college students are supplied a joint certificates of competency within the software of SAS instruments for descriptive and predictive analytics.

HELP college students are additionally given the chance to practise stay stock-trading utilizing Bloomberg enterprise assets and amenities in HELP’s RM25 million Business Analytics and Technology Innovation Centre.

A Data and Business Analytics certificates course is obtainable free to all college students, whereas HELP’s intensive community of native and worldwide collaborators present them mentorship in information analytics and e-entrepreneurship from the Alibaba Business School.

The school’s efforts have obtained recognition and endorsement from business and governing our bodies. Its programmes contribute to remodeling HELP into an Analytics-Driven Entrepreneurial University, for which the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation named HELP as a Premier Digital Tech Institution, one in every of solely a handful of establishments to obtain this honour.

External recognition for the college comes within the type of acceptance by China’s main Beijing Jiaotong University for college kids to switch credit to the college for a level in software program engineering, with industrial publicity alternatives within the Haidian know-how hub in Beijing the place the college is situated.

Two Group of Eight (Go8) Australian universities – the University of Queensland and the Australian National University – additionally settle for switch of credit from HELP for Information Technology, Computer Science and Software Engineering programmes. The Go8 contains Australia’s main analysis intensive universities and are persistently the very best ranked of all Australian universities.

The subsequent consumption can be in May 2021. For enquiries, e mail advertising@assist.edu.my or name 603-2716 2000.

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