Universiti Technologi Brunei (UTB) and Micronet International College (MIC) Computing Degree programme and the bridging course in computing programme (BriCOMP) serve as an alternative pathway for entry into the university and has become an initiative to increase the number and quality of graduates in the fields of multimedia and network security.
Out of the 519 students accepted to enrol at UTB this year, 19 are from MIC – eight from BriCOMP and 11 from UTB-MIC Computing Degree programme.
Vice-Chancellor of UTB Datin Paduka Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman shared this in her speech at the BriCOMP and UTB-MIC Computing Degree Programmes Certificate presentation ceremony, which she officiated yesterday.
“I am pleased to learn that the students from UTB-MIC Computing Degree Articulation programme will join us this semester. It certainly marks a significant milestone in our calendar and fulfils our nation’s agenda in becoming a ‘Smart Nation’ driven by the digital technology landscape across the government, economy and Society.
“Our contribution will be in producing talented individuals in digital technology,” she said.
She further noted that the collaboration between UTB and MIC in computer science has received acknowledgement from His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Chancellor of UTB during the convocation ceremony in February.
The vice-chancellor said the special bond between the university and MIC also supports UTB’s Vision of being a ‘Global University Impacting Society’ by supporting two strategic focus areas namely Quality Education and Quadruple Helix Engagement. The university is proud of the collaboration and hope for it to be sustained for many years to come, along with new expansion to other programmes.
Congratulating the students, the vice-chancellor said university life will be different from pre-university, emphasising more on independent learning.
UTB educates students to be innovative, proactive, and engage members of society as well as committed to sustain and enrich the curricular and co-curricular experience with societal impact where students can succeed academically, socially and professionally, said the vice-chancellor.
She said UTB’s computing programme is of a global standard, benchmarked by the British Computer Society. She congratulated the students who will articulate into UTB and continue two academic years at UTB, as well as the students who had completed BriCOMP.