According to RMIT Vietnam’s Head of Centre of Technology Professor Alex Stojcevski, software engineering is a growing area that is very suitable for female students.
“Software engineering requires logical thinking, critical thinking, and some programming, so I think it suits female students very well,” Professor Stojcevski said.
“The demand is also incredibly high now for software engineers, not just in Vietnam but all around the world.”
At the 2016 RMIT Vietnam Scholarship Ceremony, Professor Stojcevski presented the RMIT Vietnam Women in Technology scholarship to high school student Tran Thi Hong Phuong who has recently entered at RMIT.
“I had the opportunity to engage with computers early in life,” Phuong said of her decision to study software engineering.
She also credits current RMIT Vietnam students for inspiring and motivating her.
“Some female students here are very active and have achieved things even before graduating,” she said.
“They motivate me to study this program.”
Phuong believes the difference in RMIT Vietnam’s program is the fact that it is taught entirely in English.
“Because many international technology companies are expanding in Vietnam, English proficiency is the driver of opportunities,” Phuong said.
On her experience with the program so far, Phuong said: “Studying in technology might be more difficult than other programs because you need a combination of knowledge and technological skills.”
“But I am eager to produce technology products such as a 3D printer, mini helicopter and other useful products in the program.”
She also said the scholarship motivates her to nurture her passion in technology.
“I have many ideas, but I will focus on studying for now and try my best to be successful,” Phuong said.
The Women in Technology scholarship, valued at 50% of higher education tuition fees, is awarded to academically excellent female students who are enrolled in a technology program.
Story: Thuy Le