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Victoria University Visits Faculty of Computer Science Discussing Double Degree for Undergraduate Program

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A group foto in VU visit
A group foto in VU visit
Victoria University (VU) Australia delegates visited Faculty of Computer Science of Brawijaya University (Fakultas Ilmu Komputer Universitas Brawijaya/FILKOM UB) on Tuesday (18/Jul/2017). In the visit, the Dean Wayan Firdaus Mahmudy, S.Si., M.T., PhD accompanied by principals of the faculty and Australia-Regions Staff of Brawijaya University International Office Prof. Loekito Adi Soehono welcomed the visit of Rhys Williams as VU's International Development Director who had a visit along with his staff. The VU's visit aimed to discuss about the continuity of double degree program between Faculty of Computer Science of Brawijaya University and Victoria University which has been running since 2016.

In the visit, discussed also about the plan on Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) improvement because the first MoU was made when the faculty was still in equivalent-faculty-program status named as Program of Information Technology and Computer Science (Program Teknologi Informasi dan Ilmu Komputer). In addition, double degree program which have been running till recent is only for Informatics Engineering students. In the future the double degree program also can be followed by students of Faculty of Computer Science outside the study program of Informatics Engineering.

Naufal Bayu Aji Pawenang shared his experience in double degree program
Naufal Bayu Aji Pawenang shared his experience in double degree program
Till recent, FILKOM UB-VU double degree program has followed by a student of Informatics Engineering Study Program, namely Naufal Bayuaji Pawenang (Informatics Engineering/2013). Naufal has accomplished his one-year study at VU in January 2017 and has returned to finish his thesis. In the visit, Naufal also invited to come and share impressions and messages during his studies at VU. Naufal confessed that his one-year study at VU is a very valuable experience because he himself learned many new things, also having opportunities to create networking with VU students coming from different countries.

"It is more multicultural there. I learned many new things. We should accomplish seven subjects or courses in total, including two projects which are mandatory to do in groups with friends who come from different countries," Naufal explained.

For Informatics Engineering students who joined in FILKOM UB-VU double degree program were given opportunities to choose between two interests namely "NBIT Network and System Computing Major" and "NBIT Web and Mobile Application Development Major". For Informatics Engineering students who want to get double degree program either in NBIT Network and System Computing or NBIT Web and Mobile Application Development Major, they are mandatory to finish eight prerequisite courses at FILKOM UB including (1). Web programming, (2). Basic Programming, (3). Computer Network, (4). Data base, (5). Operation System, (6). Server Administration, (7). Advanced Programming and (8). Object oriented model. Students who are interested to enroll the program, also should fulfill administration requirements by collecting Senior High School certificate document, card of study results or transcript from semester 1 until semester 5 and IELTS certificate minimum in 6.0 band score. The double degree participants will obtain two degrees when they are graduated. The first is a degree from FILKOM UB namely "Sarjana Komputer" and the second is Bachelor of Information Technology from VU. It will ease the graduates if they want to pursue their career and study abroad especially in Australia.

In previous period, Naufal joined the program with self-finance. However, mentioned by Naufal that actually there is an open opportunity to apply for scholarship from Brawijaya University's Rectorate. In addition, student visa holder in Australia also allowed to have part-time job during their study. Further information on FILKOM UB-VU double degree program can be obtained by conact Secretary of Informatics Engineering Department M. Tanzil Furqon, S.Kom., M.CompSc. [dna/Humas UB/trans. Denok]



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