RMIT Vietnam NewsStudents collaborate and create

Students collaborate and create

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 11:54
The winning team with its project Smart Parking Management System
Students presenting their work to visitors

RMIT Vietnam’s Centre of Technology recently held its first student work exhibition, showcasing a collaboration between students across the engineering and IT disciplines.

The exhibition involved students from RMIT Vietnam’s Bachelor of Information Technology program and the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) program.

Students worked in groups to combine technology and engineering solutions to daily activities such as finding a parking space as well as useful items for the home including security systems, gas leakage alerts and reminders to close the refrigerator door.

Engineering Lecturer Dr. Dang Trong Trinh, who helped to organise the student exhibition, said the event encouraged students across different disciplines to collaborate and exchange knowledge while creating innovative and useful devices. 

“The collaboration was successful because IT students are proficient in software development and engineering students have a thorough grasp on hardware design,” Dr. Dang said

“As well as building on their technical skills, students also improved soft skills such as group work and leadership.

“By working across different disciplines, students experienced a taste of the professional working environment where they’ll work with people with diverse backgrounds,” he said.

Bachelor of Engineering student Kim Kang Rok said the showcase was a new and helpful experience.

“People often relate engineering or IT to theoretical courses,” Kim said.

“But this exhibition demonstrates it’s about applying knowledge and skills plus having fun.

“We designed our own posters, brochures and decorations as well as prepared a pitch to visitors,” he said.

“It’s a great example of work to have in our portfolio.”