RMIT Vietnam NewsFinding inspiration in innovation

Finding inspiration in innovation

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 09:36

Over 2000 prospective students and their parents enjoyed cutting-edge workshops, information sessions, and inspirational demonstrations at RMIT Vietnam’s Technology Experience Day on Sunday 16 October. 

Hands-on workshops were the most popular attraction, with students learning about augmented reality, computer games, robotics, electronics, wireless technology, and more.

“I hope to have the chance to study at RMIT; it has the best facilities and technology,” said Le Nguyen Ngoc Thao, who also attended the English workshop.

RMIT Vietnam English lecturer Ms Julie David with Le Nguyen Ngoc Thao.

One of the stars of the day was Baxter, RMIT Vietnam’s own robot. Baxter is used to educate students who can program him to mimic human arm movements and complete specific tasks.

One of the stars of the day was Baxter, RMIT Vietnam’s own educational robot.

Many of the University’s industry partners showcased their businesses, including National Instruments, Bosch Vietnam, VietnamWorks, Schindler Vietnam, ABB, and CSC.

Mr Pham Quoc Hung, District Sales Manager, National Instruments, said his company had been an industry partner with RMIT Vietnam for almost five years.

“We offer internships to RMIT students and we also hire them too; for example Mr Nguyen Thong Nhan, who has worked for National Instruments for over three years, is here with us today demonstrating our products,” Mr Quoc Hung said.

“We hire RMIT students as they have strong English skills, a passion for technology, and an excellent work ethic.”

National Instruments industry showcase with Mr Pham Quoc Hung (right) and RMIT Vietnam alumnus Mr Nguyen Trong Nhan.

Hundreds of parents also visited the campus for Technology Experience Day. Finding out about career opportunities from industry experts was important to Ms Kim Thanh.

"My son is interested in computers, so I found every workshop beneficial to help me understand the various streams of technology, while the career session assured me that I should support my child in following what suits his passion and potential,” Ms Kim Thanh said.

Prospective students travelled to the event from all over HCMC, and from as far away as Vung Tau and Dong Nai.

RMIT Vietnam is internationally recognised for its programs in engineering and information technology. For further information, please visit: engineering and information technology.

Story: Gillian Cowden