The opportunity to study computer science in a global technology leader like China only comes around once in a lifetime.
That opportunity is now open to students around the world, thanks to a new dual-degree partnership between Malaysia’s Quest International University (QIU) and China’s Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT).
Students who register for this four-year programme will spend their first two years in QIU, before continuing the final two years at BIT.
Upon successful completion of the dual-degree programme, they will be awarded a Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) degree from QIU and a Bachelor of Science degree from BIT—which could open new windows of career opportunity across the globe.
This exciting collaboration was launched after both parties inked a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to kickstart a strategic partnership between the two institutions. The agreement was signed by QIU Chief Operating Officer Mr Nicholas Goh and BIT Vice-President Mr Wang Bo.
Goh said the dual degree was one of the many unique learning opportunities provided by QIU.
“Our founder Dato’ Seri Dr Vijay Eswaran has a vision that QIU must be more than a degree mill. We give our students the chance to have an extraordinary student life with opportunities that they might not get anywhere else. This programme combines two years of QIU’s experiential industry-based learning with the chance to study at one of China’s leading science and technology universities,” he said.
“Learning is more than what is said or done in a classroom; it is a holistic experience. Studying in a different country is the ideal way to gain new skills, perspectives and opportunities that will make you a more valuable asset in the modern job market.”
Director of BIT’s International Students Office Ms. Wang Ying added:
“BIT has received a lot of students from Malaysia in recent years and has been looking for ways to establish even closer ties with universities in Malaysia. QIU is a prestigious comprehensive research-led university. The dual-degree program with QIU takes us to a new chapter of international education.”
“As one of the top science and technology universities in China, we are very delighted to offer this opportunity to undergraduates of QIU to pursue their education through our Bachelor’s Degree programme in computer science. The degree will position students to meet challenges and needs across the globe. We are eager to welcome our dual-degree students at BIT campus soon.”