Highlights of the SLIIT-Curtin University Virtual Open Day 2021
- Highlights Curtin programs offered in Colombo
SLIIT hosted a Curtin University Open Day on 16 January to provide prospective students with vital information about the Curtin University Computing and Engineering programs offered at SLIIT International in Colombo. In view of the health concerns, the Curtin Open Day was held via online platforms such as Zoom, Facebook and YouTube. The event was designed to help students make an informed decision about one of the most important steps they take in life – pursuing higher education.
Prospective students were taken through a series of presentations, virtual tours, and activities to help them discover the strengths, unique features, and career prospects of the Curtin programs offered at SLIIT International in Colombo and determine if those are in line with their hopes and aspirations. Amongst other things, students could learn how the Curtin programs would help them unlock international opportunities for professional careers.
Curtin University, Australia Deputy Vice-Chancellor International Prof. Seth Kunin made a special guest appearance and drew attention to the measures in place to assure quality and standard of the programs offered in Colombo. Over 21 Q&A sessions, focusing on individual programs, enabled the students and parents to engage with experts in the respective fields. Students appreciated these sessions that gave them the opportunity to ask questions, seek clarifications and learn more about the programs.
Deans of Faculty, Heads of Department and SLIIT Lecturers in the relevant disciplines were available to provide information and clarifications. Moreover, the participating students had the opportunity to virtually witness the SLIIT International Campus, the modern, state-of-the-art facility at Nawam Mawatha in Colombo 02. No doubt, the parents were pleased, and the students were inspired.
Commenting on the day’s proceedings, SLIIT Deputy Vice Chancellor International Dr. Athula Pitigala-Arachchi noted, “SLIIT-Curtin University Virtual Open Day provided an ideal opportunity for prospective students to learn more about Curtin’s courses and the promising careers they lead to. I am sure they understood the value of obtaining an internationally recognized qualification from a global university to propel their careers. Students were also excited about the caring culture and supportive learning environment we are creating for them.”
SLIIT Dean International Prof. Mahesha Kapurubandara said, “We at SLIIT are committed to helping our students achieve their full potential. In today’s dynamic and connected world, the Curtin programs provide the ideal curriculum to prepare our students for the future.”
As a centre of excellence, SLIIT continues to be deeply committed to disseminating knowledge, fostering innovation, and producing world class professionals. Students and parents may call (011 754 4801) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the Curtin degree programs in Computing and Engineering scheduled for commencement on 1 March at SLIIT International, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 2.
SLIIT International at Nawam Mawatha, Colombo