SMART PARTNERSHIPS

Creating A New Breed of Technopreneurs
 
In order to keep abreast with global trends and bridge the gap between academia and the industry, SOCIT has developed a web of relationships with international technology companies and entrepreneurs. Through project-based learning, internship programmes, field trips, as well as events and activities our students develop out-of-the-box thinking.
 
Final Year Projects in Collaboration with Industry Partners
 
As part of the School’s initiative to produce job-ready graduates, strong emphasis is placed on producing graduates who are not just academically sound but also well-equipped with the relevant soft skills and capabilities required to carve a successful career. As a testimony to this, the School has pioneered in incorporating industry clients for all its final year project students. A brief listing is provided below:
 
Industry Partners
  • Crowdfunding Platform for Students
    – Google Business Group (GBG) Malaysia

  • Facebook Banking
    – InfoPro Sdn Bhd

  • Mobile Framework for Targeted Marketing using Semantic Tools
    – Flir Asia BigData Sdn Bhd

  • InfoCenter Management System (Periodicals Module)
    – Knowledge Link Sdn Bhd

  • ICMS - Procurement Module
    – Knowledge Link Sdn Bhd

  • Social Collaboration Application
    – Hilti (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

  • Employee Directory Mobile App
    – IBM Malaysia

  • Final Year Project Management System
    – Taylor’s University School of Computing & IT

  • Student Success Centre System
    – Taylor’s University Student Success Center

  • Mobile Blood Donation Planning System
    – Enterall (M) Sdn Bhd

  • Social Scheduler
    – Taylor’s University School of Computing & IT

  • Contemporaneous Notes Assistant
    – PwC Malaysia

  • E-Learning System
    – Xkyler Technologies

  • Ad-Hoc Security (Internal Monitoring and Prevention)
    – EC-Council

  • Development of a Holistic Knowledge Management System
    – Agile Knowledge Consultancy

  • My Life Priorities
    – K365labs Sdn Bhd

  • Requirements Request Approval System
    – SharePoint Factory Sdn Bhd

  • Mobile Web Authentication App with Vulnerability Scanner
    – Synic Consulting Sdn Bhd

  • Student Certificate Manager
    – Prosper Solutions Sdn Bhd

  • Eden Catering System
    – Eden Inc Sdn Bhd
 
 
Expert Platforms
SOCIT provides various expert platforms that feature talks and lectures delivered by invited speakers from the industry as well as adjunct faculty members, who speak about the ICT industry and profession.

We recognise the value of adjunct teaching to our students’ learning, as the adjunct faculty adds to the diversity of the classroom with their professional experience and expertise. Apart from strengthening the School’s teaching profile, these industry practitioners also provide students with an opportunity to interact with professionals in specialised fields to enhance their learning.
 
Expert Platforms
  • ICT Innovation - Great Ideas for a Better Future
    Dato’ Arif Siddiqui
    Chief Information Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia & Group Chief Information Officer, Islamic Banking Standard Chartered

  • Model Driven and Model Based Approaches in Software Engineering
    Dr. Theodoros Arvanitis
    Head of the Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK

  • The Role of ICT in Knowledge Management
    Visvalingam N Suppiah
    Managing Director, Paradigm Systems Berhad

  • How Do Organisations Stay Competitive in the IT Industry
    Siva Gunesparan
    Senior Business Development Manager, ASVIDA Asia Pte Ltd

  • Intelligent System
    Dr. Dickson Lukose
    Head of the Knowledge Technology Cluster, MIMOS

  • SAP
    Patrick Mayer Head of Order & Supply Chain Management, Hilti Asia IT Services

  • Cloud Computing
    Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor
    National Technology Officer, Microsoft Malaysia

  • Green Computing
    Akhil Gupta
    Director of Corporate Services, Basis Bay

  • Cyber Threats
    Saravanan Kulanthaivelu
    Deputy Director - Network Security Centre, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Center (MCMC)

  • Security
    Jagdish Singh
    Head of the Research Coordination Centre for Security Assurance & Research, The International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT)

  • Usefulness of Google
    Sajith Sivanandan
    Country Head (Malaysia), Google

  • Software Engineering
    Pang Swee Keat
    Manager - Development Team, Experian Sdn. Bhd.

  • Networked Society
    Timothy Senathirajah
    Chief Technology Officer - Global Customer Unit, Ericsson (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

  • Networking and Security
    Prof. Dr. Sureswaran Ramadass
    Director, IPv6 Centre of Excellence, University Sains Malaysia (USM)
 
 
Industry Advisory Panel (IAP)
The IAP works closely with SOCIT to ensure that the programmes provided are up-to-date and relevant with current IT industry practices and requirements. The IAP also assists in providing students with the opportunity for internships. Seminars that feature expert speakers are organised by the panel to help impart insight and industry trends to students. Our IAP members include:
 
 
 
Industry Certifications
Our programmes meet the rigorious standards of the Malaysia Software Testing Board (MSTB) due to our stringent entry requirements, comprehensive curriculum, students’ work and achievements, and qualified teaching faculty.

The industry-wide recognition attached to these accreditations greatly enhances our students’ career opportunities and the quality of our teaching faculty. They also ease the pathway for our students to pursue a professional qualification or further their studies upon graduation.

Some of the certifications undertaken by our students are as follows:
 
  • Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)
    By International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)

  • Certified Professional Requirement Engineer (CPRE)
    By International Requirement Engineering Board (IREB)

Our highly-qualified faculty members also possess extensive industry experience and actively pursue professional certification in key areas of specialisation. Many of them are regarded as experts in their respective fields:
 
Professional Certification
  • Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer
  • Certified Mathematical Programmer, Advanced Foundation Level
  • Certified Knowledge Manager, KM Institute, USA
  • Certified Tester, Foundation Level, ISTQB
  • Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering, IREB
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Network Engineer in IPv6 (CNE6)
  • Cisco Trained Academy Instructor
  • Certified Online Professional, Google
  • Certified Cloud Professional, Google
  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training and Certification, British Standards Institute
  • Red Hat Certified Administrator
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Certified in Training - Train the Trainer, PSMB
  • Level 1 TRIZ Practitioner, The Malaysia TRIZ Innovation Association
  • Certified CloudU, Rackspace Hosting
  • Certified Ethical Hacker, EC-Council
  • Cloud Computing Security Knowledge, Cloud Security Alliance
  • Cloud Computing Architecture - Solution Advisor, IBM
  • Cloud Computing Infrastructure - Solution Architect, IBM
  • Database SQL Certified Expert, Oracle
  • Health Informatics in the Cloud, Georgia Insititute of Technology, USA
  • New Models of Business in Society, University of Virginia, USA
  • The Global Business of Sports, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies, University of Maryland, USA
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Data Scientist’s Toolbox, John Hopkins University
  • Getting and Cleaning Data, John Hopkins University
  • R Programming, John Hopkins University
  • Exploratory Data Analysis, John Hopkins University

 
 
ICT Networking Session
This event is supported by IT professionals and consultants from various companies across Malaysia, and is a neutral platform for industry leaders to discuss trends that are shaping their profession. Such events provide opportunities for idea exchange among students and professionals within the industry.
 
 
Professional Networks
Students have the opportunity to participate in annual gatherings organised by professional bodies, which are aimed at fostering close ties between students from various public and private institutions as well as industry members. Such events provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and discussion of current issues, and provide students with opportunities to meet and network with industry experts.
 
Industry Experts
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Centre for Research in Intelligent Systems (CRIS) Research Group
  • EC-Council-Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI version 3)
  • IBM Academic Initiative
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT)
  • International Association of Software Architect (IASA)
  • Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Malaysian Software Testing Board
  • Member for NAV6 IPv6 Research Forum

 
 
Internship Experience
No amount of learning is complete without practical knowledge and experience on the job. Taylor’s Career Services Centre aims to provide students with the best internship and career placement options in the ICT industry. It serves to expose students to the real working environment, providing insights into the industry and helping them develop good values and characteristics for a successful career. In addition to offering job searches and interview preparation, the Career Services team also provides a full suite of activities to enhance students’ employment opportunities. To date, our students have successfully secured internship placements with some of the industry’s best, including:
 
Internship Industry
  • Accenture
  • BASF Asia
  • Cyber Village
  • Data Solution
  • Digi
  • Ernst & Young
  • Experian
  • F-Secure
  • Grass Valley
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hilti Asia IT Services
  • Hitachi eBworkx
  • HSBC Bank
  • INFOPRO
  • IBM
  • Infoconnect
  • JobStreet.com
  • KPMG
  • OCBC Bank
  • Openet
  • PwC Consulting
  • Panasonic
 
Employable Graduates
Many of our graduates have also gone on to gain employment at some of these leading organisations:
 
Leading Organisations
  • Accenture
  • Allianz
  • Astro
  • CIMB Group
  • Comptel Communications
  • Cyber Village
  • DHL
  • Digi
  • DSYR
  • Experian
  • F-Secure
  • Frame Motion
  • Glocomp Systems
  • Grass Valley
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hilti Asia IT Services
  • IBM
  • Innity Sdn Bhd
  • JobStreet.com
  • Microsoft
  • OpenMinds Resources
  • PwC
  • Quintiq
  • SAP
  • SCICOM
  • Silverlake
  • Sunway Group

 
 
Guest Lectures
We invite eminent personalities from various Industries and Institutions to lend valuable information from their experiences to our students. Guest Lecture is a way of enriching our students with the latest from the industry. Through guest lectures students are bestowed with knowledge about industry needs, latest technical updates and trends in line with Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC). Some of the organisations that have delivered guest lectures at SOCIT include:
Guest Lectures
  • ABS Technologies
  • Blackberry
  • Experian Information Solutions, Inc
  • Founders Lab
  • Google Singapore
  • Hilti Asia IT Services
  • IBM Malaysia
  • iTrain (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • K365labs Sdn. Bhd.
  • Kaapagam Technology
  • Microsoft Malaysia
  • Prosper Solutions Sdn. Bhd.
  • Sensata Technologies
  • Shell Business Operations Sdn. Bhd.
  • Spektra Alucast (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Tech in Asia, Singapore
  • Xyler Technologies Sdn. Bhd.