“THE future is information technology. The world is not going back,” quips Dr Saadat Alhashmi from the School of Information Technology, Monash University Sunway campus.
IT plays a strong role for any job, and those who avoid learning about it will only fall behind. Today, at the rate the world is growing, no one can really escape IT. Kindergarten students are already beginning to learn how to use computers to learn. All college students need to use computers to conduct research and type out assignments.
No one can escape information technology. So the only thing to do about it is fully embrace it and all its conveniences.
Dr Saadat points out, “It is integral to everything we do. To succeed in the working world, it is good to know how technology works and improve our work quality and its processes. In the last 10 to 15 years, the world’s businesses have been leaning towards technology. Technological aspects of companies drive it to succeed. If you look at successful and failing companies just notice which one is using technology in a smarter way. No matter what your background is, it’s good to know how technology evolves.”
Monash University Sunway campus plays a role in providing learners of today with the most up-to-date courses. A postgraduate programme called Master of Business Information Systems perfectly blends technology and a business education for those with or without IT backgrounds.
So how is it different from other courses? “It combines technology with business. If your background is in business and you want to know more about technology then this is a course for you,” explains Dr Saadat.
“And Monash University turns out the most well-planned modules delivered by the most important factor in the learning environment – the lecturers. A strong faculty and research powerhouse is what separates Monash University from other universities. Here we have a team of international staff who have graduated from prestigious universities. They publish their works in the best forums and journals of the world, and they’ve worked at the best blue chip companies of the world. Monash is a Group of Eight University with an IT faculty and is recognised worldwide mainly because of the strong team of staff behind it.”
“We are also proud to boast state-of-the-art university labs, with cutting-edge technologies. Students have access to online journals and high quality books through the library here.”
Even though the course was introduced this year, it is already seeing a positive response. The aim of the school is to have a smaller student-staff ratio in order to provide the students with more attention.
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