UniMy holds inaugural Graduation Ceremony to honour pioneering batch of Foundation students

Celebration was in the air as the pioneering batch of Foundation in Computing and Engineering (FCE) students from University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UniMy), Malaysia’s first computer science and Information Technology (IT) focused boutique university, proudly donned their best clothes to commemorate their graduation at the University’s inaugural convocation ceremony held at Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya recently.

The momentous event, graced by Professor Datuk Dr. Khairuddin Ab. Hamid, Vice Chancellor of UniMy and Datuk Dr. Mohamed Arif Nun, Member of the Board of Governors, was held to honour the accomplishments of a total of 24 graduates. UniMy also attained 100% passing rate for the FCE programme with 62.5% of its students graduating with a CGPA of 3.0 and above.

Speaking during the ceremony, Professor Khairuddin commended the graduates for their hard work and perseverance as well as for creating a major milestone in UniMy’s history for being the first batch of graduates to receive their qualifications.

“Studying in UniMy had provided these students with unique opportunities to gain access to a network of experts from diversified specialisations as well as gaining accredited qualification and skills that were benchmarked against the best practices of our Academic Collaborator, the Melbourne School of Engineering,” said Professor Khairuddin.

He also added, “I am confident that the personal competencies and soft skills cultivated here will provide significant influence and contributions for the success of their academic pursuit and future career thus making them more prepared to make a long lasting contribution to the society.”

The ceremony also recognised UniMy’s best and brightest by awarding Chanan Loh Zhuo Ern the Best Student Award. 5 other students namely Abdul Matyn Abdul Jalal, Juliette Emily Justine, Mohamed Nor Faiz Shahudin, Ng Kwang Meng and Lim Yue Hng were also honoured with the Academic Awards for obtaining a CGPA of 3.5 and above.

“Over the course of the programme, I have benefited a great deal from the comprehensive syllabus and experienced faculty members that ensured I received quality learning opportunities. Apart from professional skills, we’ve also attained soft skills cultivated during the Creative Thinking module such as communication skills, teamwork, time management and so much more that will stand us in good stead as we move forward with our lives,” said Loh.

Aside from the experienced teaching staff, UniMy’s conducive environment also played an important role in providing its students a balanced student experience. “At UniMy, learning is not just confined to the classroom. We have also benefited from co-curiculum activities such as volunteerism, sports and community engagement that have helped provide us a holistic life experience,” said Abdul Matyn.

The FCE is a home-grown programme developed by UniMy in collaboration with its global industry partners such as Microsoft, Huawei, IBM, Dell and Autodesk amongst others which also serves as a pathway to UniMy’s validated undergraduate programme. In order to provide education par excellence, the programme was also benchmarked against the best practices of the Melbourne School of Engineering, Australia’s Top IT and Engineering School. In 2015, UniMy will be offering 7 new programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Prospective students who are keen to enroll in UniMy and subsequently apply for scholarships and bursaries may apply online at www.unimy.edu.my or walk-in to the UniMy Campus, Menara Z10, Ground and Mezzanine Floors, Jalan Alamanda 2, Precinct 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/UniMyOfficial, email [email protected] or ring +603-8800 5050.