The Covid-19 pandemic has put many students’ dream of studying abroad on hold with one question in mind – when will the travel ban be lifted? The restrictions have indeed made a significant impact on the life of students and their decision to choose higher education overseas. Some students have dropped their plans of going abroad, with the suspension of international flights, while some decided to drop a year and wait until things get back to normal. But what if we tell you that you no longer have to wait or put your education on hold? Yes, now you can start your global engineering education in India and continue to achieve your international study goals during this time.
Chitkara University, in partnership with Australia’s Deakin University, announced an innovative pathway study option. They have developed two global programs- 4-Year B.E. in Software Engineering and 4-Year B.E. in Mechatronics Engineering that will facilitate Indian students to study two years of Deakin University’s licensed curriculum at Chitkara University in Chandigarh before students transfer for the remaining two years on-shore at Deakin University in Australia.
Why Chitkara University?
The Coronavirus pandemic forced many industries to reconsider the way of doing things, which led to some drastic changes in almost all walks of life and gave birth to innovative solutions while adapting to the ‘new normal.’ Higher education was no exception as digital learning took centre stage. Reimagining education was the need of the hour as the world fought with the crisis. Keeping in mind the distance learning provisions and keeping safe learning at its priority, Chitkara University moved towards its goal, trying not to compromise with the quality of education by ‘bringing Australia to you.’
Australia is considered one of the global leaders in education, and what’s better than opting for higher education in Australia and getting a prior learning experience in your own country. This one-of-its-kind initiative in the international education space has opened doors for students and helped them keep their study and career goals on track. Here are two global programs that will not only help you future-proof your career, but also give you a great opportunity to study at multi-award winning, internationally recognised universities like Chitkara University and Deakin University.
4 year B.E. in Software Engineering in Academic Mentorship with Deakin University
Students nowadays consider the country, its universities and most importantly, the courses the universities have to offer. Software engineering is one such course that helps students create the smart software systems of the future, leading to huge market demand. This program is jointly developed by mapping Chitkara University’s B.E. in Software Engineering to the curriculum of the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) degree at Deakin University so that students can seamlessly transfer with ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ and receive the same learning outcomes and a globally recognised degree.
Software Engineering jobs are one the most sought-after jobs in the market. They are highly paid and are continuously taking over the modern world as new start-ups, and large digital organisations continue to enhance their online presence. The growth in technology also acts as a great factor in the rising demand for skilled developers. The curriculum and the Academic Mentorship from Deakin’s Software Engineering program help the students pursuing a software engineering degree at Chitkara University with knowledge and skills far beyond the web, database technologies, and desktop software patterns. It further enables them to acquire niche skills in robotics, AI, and cyber-physical computing, the demand of the future world.
Not only this, but the program will prepare students for the English Language Proficiency requirement (IELTS) during the first two years of studies at Chitkara University. Studying for two years in the home country will also help students save hugely on international tuition fees. The program rightly brings out every student’s learning experience in terms of discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities, communication skills, digital literacy, critical thinking, problem-solving, self-management, teamwork, and becoming global citizens.
4-Year B.E. in Mechatronics Engineering in Academic Mentorship with Deakin University
What if you could mix electrical, mechanical and robotics engineering into a single degree! Yes, that’s now possible with Deakin University’s Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours). This program is designed to prepare its students to be industry-ready engineers and make them capable of creating the electronics, robots and autonomous systems that power the world’s future. The program bridges the gap between academia and industry through its project-oriented design-based learning (PODBL), where students are challenged to apply theory and science to industry-relevant projects such as the automation of industrial processes using robotics and other cutting-edge technologies. From flying drones to designing 3D printers and self-driving cars, there is a lot that you can do in this course.
The program is jointly mapped in a way that student’s first two years of the program at Chitkara University will be in complete sync with the first two years of the program at Deakin University in Australia so that it becomes easier for students to seamlessly transfer with ‘Credit for Recognition of Prior Learning’ and receive the same learning outcome. The Deakin University provides hands-on experience with the latest engineering tools and its world-class facilities like:
- One of the two largest 3D printing labs in the southern hemisphere
- State-of-the-art mechatronic systems
- Industrial robots
- Virtual reality lab
- High-voltage lab
- CNC machining centres
- Digital manufacturing lab
- Mechatronics and electronics lab
- Deakin AusNet Services electrical engineering lab
These top-notch facilities can help students apply practical engineering knowledge to design, develop and maintain sustainable engineering infrastructure, systems or products that can help them land a career in shaping the innovative robotics systems of the future. Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) course is accredited by Engineers Australia, which gives the degree international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers internationally.
Chitkara University, in collaboration with Deakin University, Australia, has truly brought global engineering to your doorsteps, and we are sure you don’t want to miss this chance of giving wings to your dreams of studying abroad. If you wish to know more about the programs,