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The Future Is Bright for Technology Graduates

20 October 2020 | by Laura Evans

As entire industries are digitising, a career in technology offers possibilities in nearly every field - ranging from education to finance to healthcare and manufacturing. Web, app and tech developers are probably some of the most sought-after talents in today’s job market. COVID-19 has disrupted many industries this year, but the tech world has come through thriving.

These swift developments in computer technology have resulted in ongoing demand for computer science graduates. We are in the midst of an era where change, innovation and technology are driving the way humans experience life; making careers in this field some of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding jobs out there as graduates find themselves in depths of innovation, discovery and research.

“The tech sector is a great area to be in right now and looks incredibly promising for graduates, even during these unsettling times”, said Dr Nisa Omar, Head of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW), Malaysia.

IUMW’s ‘on-campus Silicon Valley’ is one example of the university’s initiative to drive the technopreneur spirit among students at IUMW. The objective is to create a platform for students to pitch their start-up ideas and learn how to attract possible investors. At the end of the year, students build a prototype app and present the execution plan to industry panels.

“With initiatives like our on-campus silicon valley, and modules covering leading-edge topics like artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, cloud computing and big data, our computer science programme produces highly skilled graduates who are equipped with both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, ready to make an impact in the working and entrepreneurial tech-world.”

The computer science degree at IUMW has been designed with industrial needs in mind; the course is jointly reviewed by Industry Advisor Panels and is based on professional curricula recommendations. The degree is also offered as a dual award; when students graduate, they earn a degree from both IUMW and their UK-based partner university, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. This is a much more affordable option than completing three years of study in the UK - plus international students love the whole Malaysian experience.

This is a career that needs a lot of passion and determination but for students up to the task, it can lead to a very rewarding career.

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