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Adv-Furthering your education

As far as this blog has been online since 3 years ago, I have been receiving email from readers asking me on what course can they take to further their studies.

If you’re reading this blog, you’re definitely interested in broadband and telecommunications issues. It’s not a far stretch to guess that a lot of you are also working in the industry or perhaps planning to work in the industry.

Personally, I studied something that is related to mobile but I never regret the course although most of my lecturers were teaching/reading from books. The Telecommunications industry in Malaysia is fast growing and pretty active. Career wise, it can lead you quite a few places- programmer, IT sales, IT specialist, network engineer.

Though I don’t think I’m a suitable person to be giving advice on education, since I’m very much a learn-on-the-job & read researched publications/articles online type of person. However,  I strongly recommend that tertiary education makes for a good basic foundation.

When looking for a course, make sure that you have these pointers in mind:

  • an established college
  • the option of twinning is always good.
  • the environment

I happened to have heard a lot of mentions on Taylor’s University College, primarily because they just recently opened their Lakeside campus. It is pretty scenic & amazingly high-tech, and one of the most well-equipped campus ever.

There are several options you can consider. Apart from Pre-University courses, it is also highly recommended you consider their Foundation in Computing. The Foundation in Computing (FIC) is a one year programme specifically designed to meet the demands for capable professionals in the information technology arena.

Upon completion of the FIC, students can pursue their degree, 3+0 RMIT Bachelor of Computer Science or Bachelor of Information Technology programmes at Taylor’s or Year One of the Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Software Engineering at RMIT University.

Students can also join Year One of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science / Software Engineering / Multimedia Computing / Forensic Computing at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol, England. Besides that, there are opportunities to transfer to other universities in Australia or the United Kingdom.

I’m surprised to know the students from the School of Computing and IT recently won a Gold and Silver Medals at the 9th Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2010. The achievement does reflect Taylor’s holistic approach in developing its IT programme, which is based on innovation and industrial relevance.

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This post is brought to you by Malaysianwireless.com & Taylor’s University College

About Kugan

Kugan is the founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy