Disrupting The Education Landscape Through Success Of Computing Students

 
Happy faces of Khaw Chui Hoon (right), who bagged the distinction award, Tiong Kei Yan (middle) who won second place and Marilyn Courtney Tan (left) won the third place along with students and lecturers of KDU School of Computing and Creative Media at the E-Genting Bug Hunt Competition 2018 held at the auditorium of Wisma Genting. Dato' Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operating Officer, MDEC and Mr Jonathan Searcy, Senior Vice President, Research and Development (Systems), E-Genting with the winners of E-Genting Bug Hunt Competition 2018, a victorious moment for KDU!
KDU marked a milestone and is disrupting the tertiary education industry through the success of their computing students when they bagged several awards at the E-Genting Bug Hunt Competition 2018 held at the auditorium of Wisma Genting on 11 November 2018.

Sponsored by MDEC and held annually, this intellectually stimulating competition serves as a platform to hire programming talent for its Systems Research & Development department, which maintains the backbone system used by Genting casinos all over the world. The competition was an open-book hand-written testing procedure design where participants were given a specification and C++/Java source code for a program that theoretically conforms to the specification. They were required to design and document testing procedures that verify the program to ensure that it satisfies the requirements described in the specification.

Among 54 contestants from participating 10 higher education institutions, Khaw Chui Hoon, Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons) bagged the distinction award, Tiong Kei Yan, Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) won second place whereas Marilyn Courtney Tan, Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons) won the third place, paving the way of excellence!

The momentous occasion was graced by Dato' Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operating Officer, MDEC and Mr Jonathan Searcy, Senior Vice President, Research and Development (Systems), E-Genting and other distinguished guests.

Present at the event, Dr Law Foong Li, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Creative Media said, “I certainly believe that KDU as one of the leading educational institutions in Malaysia, is rapidly resetting higher benchmarks for our competitors and fast altering the dynamics of education especially in the field of computer science. As a top innovative private tertiary education in Malaysia, we aim to provide a unique superior learning experience to nurture and inspire students to become independent, innovative, resourceful and successful in their future endeavours.”

By utilising a combination of strategic industry collaborations and academic partnerships, KDU School of Computing and Creative Media offers students an array of different programmes that are able to furnish them with sufficient knowledge which will be more appealing to employers and translates to hard work and a more efficient workplace.

“I am grateful that KDU provides me with opportunities to participate in competitions like these. Through my classes, I not only learned the fundamentals and how to get started but I also learned how to think outside of the box. I wouldn't have been able to achieve this without the guidance of my lecturers as they constantly gave me direction and made time for me for consultations despite their hectic schedules,” said Tiong Kei Yan, one of the winners of the E-Genting Bug Hunt Competition 2018.

This celebratory achievement is a testament that the School of Computing and Creative Media is able to provide a holistic academic experience for students in not only achieving greater success but also to be able to develop professionally in their areas of interest.