Swinburne Sarawak appoints MDeC as programme adviser

KUCHING: Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus has appointed the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) as an adviser for its Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Design) programme.

This was formalised with the signing of an agreement by MDeC digital enablement department manager Tang Mun Wai and Swinburne Sarawak business and design faculty acting dean Dr Lee Miin Huui here recently.

MDeC, based in Cyberjaya, directs and oversees the national ICT initiative known as the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC).

“At Swinburne Sarawak, we ensure that not only are our courses relevant to the needs of industry but also set the standard for industry. To do this, we constantly engage with companies near and far to maintain the high quality of our courses.

“We are certainly honoured that MDeC has come on board as an adviser for our multimedia design programme. As the driver of ICT in the country, it brings with it an array of expertise in the field and our students will benefit tremendously from its involvement in the programme, especially in creative mobile content design and development,” Lee said.

Tang will sit on the advisory committee to assist the faculty in providing in-demand, industry-relevant teaching and research programmes in multimedia app design.

Meanwhile, Swinburne Sarawak and MDeC jointly held a five-day workshop under the Integrated Content Development Programme (ICON) initiative with the aim of producing local app developers and technopreneurs.

Funded by MDeC, the workshop focused on creating iOS 7 apps and games for the iPad and iPhone, as well as other creative mobile content.

The participants, who comprised alumni and staff from the university, were given an Apple developer account worth RM299 to deploy their apps.

Tang, who is also ICON-MDeC manager, was impressed by some of the creative and innovative ideas presented by the participants.

They are required to submit their first app within three months after the workshop.

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