In the end of January, more than 60 engineering specialists including industry experts, academics and postgraduate students from Ho Chi Minh City and surrounds gathered to attend the "Multisim and NI ELVIS Hands-On" workshop held at the Saigon South campus of RMIT Vietnam.
The workshop was conducted by National Instruments Vietnam - a branch of National Instruments (NI), an American company specialising in providing software and hardware products for engineers and scientists to help develop technological systems that need measurement and control.
This joint training workshop provided participants with the opportunity to explore Multisim and NI ELVIS, two circuit and electronics teaching platforms that can support circuit design education by providing students with an interactive environment to explore and visualise circuit behaviour.
"It is valuable to get your hands on the most up-to-date tools from a leading company in instrumentation and measurement area like NI. The knowledge and practice I gained from the workshop will help provide foundation for my studies in the next semesters," said Phan Doan Anh Tuan, one of RMIT Vietnam's Master of Engineering students.
Professor Serge Demidenko, Head of RMIT's Centre of Technology, said the University always sought out opportunities for students majoring in electronic and computer engineering to be exposed to the latest technologies and international best practices via its close connection with major industry players.
"This was the third event in a series of seminars co-organised by the University and NI. We are very pleased that our strategic partnership can contribute to the development of technology expertise in Vietnam," Professor Demidenko added.
"The workshop is very helpful since we could gain useful advice from NI engineers while practicing in the modern laboratory facilities of RMIT Vietnam," said Mr Pham Bach Duong, Deputy Dean and Lecturer of Mechatronics Department, Ho Chi Minh University of Technical Education.
Mr Pham Quoc Hung, Field Systems Engineer of NI Vietnam, said that National Instruments was proud to have a rewarding relationship with RMIT both in Australia and Vietnam. "Our agreement signed between NI and RMIT Vietnam will help graduate good engineers with industry relevant skills through joint training and educational activities," Mr Pham said.