For students, there is always that worry of deciding where they would like to head after they have graduated high school. While there are some who have figured that out even before they graduate, there are many that don’t have any plan drawn out. Sometimes, they don’t even know if they want to continue studying because maybe for them, working gives you money at the end of the month while studying doesn’t do that, instead, you need more money to study. For those who do wish to further their study, they would have to figure out what they would like to study. It is not as easy as browsing the internet to decide on a course, you need more than that. Talking about the internet, nowadays youngsters are very much living in a world where it is dominated by the internet. Our lives are surrounded by it and not only the internet but also technologies. One may be interested in pursuing their studies in related fields, but they don’t really know about the specific courses available. This article would list down some of the undergraduate courses related to the internet and technologies in this year 2020.
1 – Information and Communications Technology
This course requires three to five years of study to complete it. It focuses on computers and technology and the students would be expected to learn about management and information science. Also, those weak in mathematics but strong in computing should consider this as this course doesn’t put emphasis on mathematics, and unlike the course Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology focuses more on the business and the communication applications aspect of computing. This course allows for students to go international due to its teamwork nature. The name of this course may differ depending on the country so do not be alarmed if you cannot find it at your local universities. It may just be that the name is different. Researching the context of a course is more important than the name of it. You have to know the structure of it and fit your interest to the context of the course and the name of it.
2 – Multimedia or Multimedia & Digital Arts
The name can be any of the two, but the context of the course is similar. It requires three to four years of study and it is the new form of communication art made possible by computing technologies. It focuses on media creation which hone an individual’s skills in creative technologies practices and experimentation. Through this course, students would be able to explore, create and challenge the world of media. Students get to develop creative designs and work with current computer technologies, providing the opportunity for them to achieve the best result in their studies. Throughout the coursework, students may learn about software development, digital video and special effects, the aesthetic resolutions and the skills to create, innovate and work with other professions that are also related to the multimedia and digital arts field.
3 – Games software design and development
This course is highly recommended for students who are well-versed and passionate about all types of games. This course requires three to four years of study and some even up to six years, thus be careful when you apply by making sure of the years of study requirement. This course may be popular amongst the youngsters as it is something very interesting to study and it is very much relevant within the current generation. Taking this course would develop their graphical techniques as well as programming skills. Computing and programming skills are very valuable in this course because it would allow a student to produce high-quality software. By producing amazing three-dimensional graphics, students can expand their creativity and innovations to better improve their studies. Career wise, students can join any program related, such as gaming development, mobile app development or animation studio and such. There are plenty of opportunities out there when a student decides to study this course.
Courses in technologies are considered quite recent as compared to other courses like Medic or even linguistics courses. It is because the study of technology has not been that long ago, and people are still developing the courses to be better. However, don’t let popularity or career be an obstacle for you to pursue your passion. There are so many courses that the public, especially Malaysians, are unfamiliar with, like the courses mentioned above, sports studies and many more because they think these courses are not worth it. By thinking like this, it makes less students take these courses and you will find that not many students are even aware of bidang sains sukan and even if they do, they would think the peluang kerjaya dalam bidang sukan is very limited. Students should have their say in what they would like to pursue and giving them the necessary exposure and explanation to all courses available is a crucial step, thus, it should begin with the adults. If the adults are well-versed in the options, the students would be able to choose something they are truly interested in.