| Wani Roslan |
THE open day and career fair event called ‘Engage 2015’ was officially launched yesterday at the Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB).
The launching ceremony was officiated by the guest of honour, Associate Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, ITB’s Vice-Chancellor.
In his welcoming remarks, the Director of ITB’s International and Public Relations Office, Haji Ady Syarmin bin Haji Md Taib, said that Engage 2015 aims to create a platform for active engagements between the university, industry players and the general public to promote further education and employment.
Engage 2015 provides a one-stop platform for higher studies and career consultations which give an excellent opportunity to students, who recently obtained their ‘A’ Level results, to interact with faculty members and admission co-ordinators and obtain first-hand information on the programmes and modules offered, entry requirements as well as career pathways.
The Career Fair of Engage 2015 is participated by 27 companies and organisations whose representatives will provide helpful advice.
ITB students are also showcasing some of the Co-Curriculum Club’s activities where visitors can learn more about the non-academic and social aspects of students’ life at the university.
In addition, selected top projects by ITB students are also showcased to provide visitors with some ideas on the scope of learning at the institute as well as its outcomes.
A talk by the Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam on Financial Management was also held yesterday for students as well as a sharing session on the ITB Experience Plus Programme.
For the 2015 entry, ITB is offering 20 under-graduate degree programmes in Engineering, Business and Computing and Informatics. The university no longer offers the Brunei Darussalam Technical and Vocational Education Council (BDTVEC) Higher Diploma programme and the ITB Foundation Degree programme starting this year.
Prospective students who wish to study full-time at ITB must apply through the Higher Education Admission System (HECAS) web portal and ITB will also for the first time introduce its own Online User Application System this year.
Prospective students who wish to apply for a programme at ITB are required to access its Online User Application System, one day after completing their HECAS applications.
The online user application system has a feature that enables applicants to upload their certificates and provide additional information necessary to process their applications.
Engage 2015 – which is open from 9am to 11.30am and 2pm to 4.30pm to ITB graduates, students, prospective students and members of the public – will end today.