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USP SIgn MOU With Investment Fiji

A partnership agreement designed to foster a friendly relationship through mutual cooperation in the implementation of the Industry Experience Project (IEP) between the University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of
22 Jun 2018 14:38
USP SIgn MOU With Investment Fiji
Investment Fiji IT Manager Sachin Lachman with USP’s Faculty of Science Technology and Environment (FSTE) Dean Anjeela Jokhan at the MOU signing of Industry Experience Project (IEP)for final year Bachelor of Net-Centric Computing and Bachelor of Software Engineering programmes. Photo: Investment Fiji

partnership agreement designed to foster a friendly relationship through mutual cooperation in the implementation of the Industry Experience Project (IEP) between the University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) and Investment Fiji was signed on Thursday June 14, 2018 for a term of five years.

The project is intended for final year students of Bachelor of Net-Centric Computing and Bachelor of Software Engineering programmes who are required to have industry experience for 19 weeks.

Speaking at the signing, FSTE Dean, Anjeela Jokhan said that FSTE students will benefit from such an opportunity.

“This MOU is to allow our final year software engineering students studying network and security to have their final year industry experience with Investment Fiji,” she said.

“The students work on industry projects in their final semester as a team project where we test the ultimate outcomes of the entire programme.”

She added this is to assess student’s ability to respond and resolve network or application problems faced by institutions.

The agreement requires students to work as a team (of three or four) on a real-life problem provided by Investment Fiji that requires them to apply and develop professional and technical skills acquired throughout their first three years of studies. The student team should be expected and should be required to function at level three of the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).

Investment Fiji Information Technology Manager, Sachin Lachman said Investment Fiji will work together with FSTE and School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences (SCIMS) and prepare a suitable programme of work within the scope of the Industry Experience Project ensuring it meets the academic learning requirements of the course.

Mr Lachman said the industry experience gives students an added advantage of gaining skills that they may not receive in the classroom. 

Feedback:  maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



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