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WOU's DiGiT Programmes Allow You to Earn Up to RM 130,000 Annually Even Before You Graduate

Published by Afterschool.my on Apr 29, 2024, 02:41 pm

Did you know it's possible to earn up to RM130,000 before you even graduate? This is possible with Wawasan Open University’s (WOU) work-study model. You’ll be able to gain three years of work experience when you graduate, giving you the upper hand in earning double the amount compared to your peers from other universities.

WOU ensures every student gets the opportunity to grow and be successful.

WOU’s School of Digital Technology’s (DiGiT) innovative educational approach offers students a unique pathway to success. The journey begins with an intensive first year, where learners dive headfirst into full-time studies on campus. They are immersed in a rich curriculum designed to equip them with the latest digital and technical expertise. The goal is for students to be empowered with the necessary skills to thrive in today's fast-paced digital world.

As they transition into their second year and beyond, students move on to the next phase of their education which involves industry experience. Through full-time apprenticeships with esteemed industry partners or any employer of choice, learners have the opportunity to put theory into practice, refining their practical skills while gaining invaluable real-world insight. This immersive experience not only enhances their technical knowledge but also cultivates essential soft skills such as teamwork, communication and problem-solving.

By the final year of their programme, DiGiT students emerge as seasoned professionals, boasting over three years of industry experience before even stepping foot into the job market. Armed with sought-after digital skills and a wealth of practical knowledge, graduates stand out among their peers as industry veterans primed for success. Their unique blend of academic rigour and hands-on experience not only enhances their employability but also positions them as leaders in the ever-evolving field of digital business and software engineering.

Soo Wei Xi, a Bachelor of Software Engineering student dedicated his satisfaction of the programme  to his lecturers. 

“Thanks to Dr Andrew and our fantastic lecturers who acted as mentors, offering top-notch education, advice, and support. The programme equipped me with the skills and smarts to kickstart my software engineering career at ViTrox. I owe them big time for making my journey a reality.”

Award-winning programmes

At DiGiT, excellence isn't just a goal, it's the standard. Students gain exclusive access to world-class programmes meticulously crafted by industry experts at the forefront of digital innovation. 

From cutting-edge technologies to emerging trends, learners delve deep into topics shaping the future of industries worldwide. Our commitment to excellence ensures that every aspect of the curriculum is designed to empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in today's competitive marketplace.

The educators brings real-world relevance to every lesson, offering invaluable insights drawn from years of experience in the field. Whether it's through interactive lectures, hands-on workshops or immersive projects, students benefit from a learning environment that mirrors the challenges and opportunities they'll encounter in their professional careers.

DiGiT has garnered significant attention and acclaim through its innovative approach to education, earning recognition in the Top in Tech Innovation Awards 2022. This acknowledgement underscores DiGiT's commitment to fostering a dynamic learning environment that prepares students to excel in the ever-evolving landscape of digital technology.

Virtual learning through virtual classrooms

With our virtual classrooms, students have the freedom to embark on their educational journey from the comfort of their own homes or anywhere around the world. This innovative online programme redefines traditional notions of learning, offering accessibility and flexibility to accommodate diverse lifestyles and schedules.

Students can learn with convenience through virtual learning.

Students can connect with lecturers and peers, participate in lectures and access course materials with just a click of a button. The convenience of our online programme empowers students to take control of their education. With the flexibility to tailor their study hours to fit individual needs, learners can strike the perfect balance between academics, work and personal commitments.

Integrating Class-In Hybrid Learning System:

To enhance the already innovative learning experience provided by WOU's DiGiT programmes, we are proud to introduce the integration of ClassIn hybrid learning system. ClassIn offers a seamless blend of physical and virtual classrooms, allowing students to engage in interactive learning experiences regardless of their location.

With ClassIn, students can participate in live lectures, collaborate on projects, and access course materials from anywhere in the world. This innovative platform not only promotes flexibility and accessibility but also fosters a dynamic learning environment that mirrors the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.

By incorporating ClassIn into our DiGiT programmes, we aim to further enrich the educational experience and empower students to thrive in today's ever-changing world of digital technology.

Financial freedom through apprenticeships

WOU offers a unique study model that allows you to work and study in your second year onwards.

Starting from your second year of study, our unique work-study paid apprenticeship model empowers you to earn while you learn, paving the way for a debt-free graduation. With a paid apprenticeship covering your tuition fees, you have the opportunity to not only gain valuable work experience but also proactively chip away at any existing loans, all while continuing your education.

As you engage in your paid apprenticeship, you're more than just a student. You're a professional in training, actively contributing to your field while honing your skills. This hands-on experience not only enhances your academic learning but also prepares you for the realities of the workforce, setting you up for success long after graduation.

Moreover, the financial freedom afforded by our apprenticeship model opens doors to endless possibilities. Without the looming burden of debt, you're free to pursue your passions and explore career opportunities. Whether you're considering further education, starting your own business, or saving for the future, graduating debt-free with DiGiT empowers you to chart your own course and achieve your goals on your terms.

Saw Chee Hua, another Bachelor of Software Engineering student expressed his appreciation for the apprenticeship programme, helping him fast-track his career progression. 

“Thanks to WOU’s Apprenticeship programme, I now have an enriching career at Sophic Automation even before I graduate. I was exposed to a dynamic and innovative work environment that nurtured both my personal and professional growth.”

WOU’s dedication to empowering its students

WOU’s commitment to providing an extensive educational experience extends far beyond the classroom. By offering a unique apprenticeship model, it prepares students for successful careers but also empowers them to pursue their dreams. Its approach not only ensures accessibility and flexibility but also fosters independence, responsibility and a sense of empowerment among its graduates.

WOU remains steadfast in its mission to provide students with the tools, resources and opportunities they need to thrive in an ever-evolving world.

Interested in our DiGiT programmes? Visit our website link for more information.

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