Learning New Technologies at the National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College (Japan)

Six final year students from the Diploma in Information Technology (IT), Diploma in Game Design & Development (GDD) and the Diploma in Cyber & Digital Security (CDS) went to the National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College, Japan, from 13 November 2017 to 2 February 2018 for their internship. 

The three month Overseas Student Internship Programme saw the students pushing personal boundaries and learning various new technologies outside their areas of specialisation. 

Kenji Leong Kah Hoe from the Diploma in Information Technology felt very privileged to have been selected for the internship. He was assigned with the task of using various technologies to assist in the research of automated cars. 

Hoe Yun Zhen, Clara from the Diploma in Game Design & Development was in charge of two projects during her internship, a 3D printing project and a Kinect Moon Capture Project. The former required her to use her prior knowledge in printing 3D models while the latter required her to work with a Japanese student, Murakami Shunsuke. About the project, Clara shared that as the current motion capture devices in the market are very expensive, she and her project mate wanted to provide cheaper alternatives to capture the motion executed by people and to record them into data file as animation frame. She felt a deep sense of achievement because she managed to complete the internship with two versions of the Kinect Motion software, one in openGL and another in Unity. 

Both Chan Zhee Meng, Joel and Cham Zheng Han Donovan from the Diploma in Cyber & Digital Security (CDS) agreed that the internship introduced them to technologies and new experiences beyond the classroom and hence the attachment was a very meaningful one.  

The School of Informatics & IT offers six diploma courses. Are you interested in pursuing a course at the School? Go to http://www.tp.edu.sg/schools/iit for more information. 


First row, second from left: Kenji Leong Kah Hoe with Raeburn Timothy Nigel, second row, second from right, with colleagues from the Smart Robot Laboratory at the National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College (Japan).

 
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