29 December 2021

Final-year projects by Swinburne computing students recognised by LONGi

KUCHING – Two groups of Swinburne Sarawak computing students were recognised by LONGi (Kuching) Sdn Bhd for their capstone project proposals in an appreciation ceremony held at the university’s campus recently.

Capstone projects are final-year projects (FYP) undertaken by the university’s undergraduates. As part of their programme requirements, students collaborate with industry partners to develop innovative business proposals and practical solutions in a real-world project pitch.

Among those recognised by LONGi was a team of Bachelor of Computer Science students consisting of Joanna Wong Wei Jen, Simon Jingga anak Stephen Jenang, and Elwin Chan Kok Wei. Faced with the challenge of streamlining LONGi’s Human Resource (HR) department manual processes of recording and managing applicant data for their internship applications, the students presented the company with a new web-based ‘Internship Recruitment and Management System’.

The FYP project completed in conjunction with the university’s study units Software Engineering Project A and B was a year-long process to develop the system and build functionalities such as interview scheduling and assessments, as well as internship statistics analysis for two main user groups: the administrator (HR personnel) and executives (Head of Department, Supervisor).

Under the supervision of the university’s Head of School of ICT Professor Patrick Then and Swinburne Sarawak’s adjunct research member from Coimbatore Institute of Technology Professor Valliappan Raman, the students worked closely with the solar manufacturing company to understand their current internal system and conduct market research to help shape ideas for the new system.

Commenting on their inspiration behind the project, the team shared that through the knowledge and experience studying their course’s curriculum, they were able to apply the best tools and practices to use based on the context of the project.

“LONGi has given us a sense of what it’s like to work with real industry clients, which has helped us grow our confidence and better prepare for our career development as we now know what we will be embarking on in the future,” said the team, despite facing the challenge of working on the project virtually for most of its duration.

Meanwhile, a second group of students consisting of Wong Jun Jie, Wong Kah Heng, and Karyn Chong Huei Xien were also praised for their proposal of a new ‘HR Service System’ which integrates multiple HR service functionalities into a central hub consisting of four stand-alone modules.

Through the Employee Uniform Distribution module, they created an automated system to identify employees eligible for a company uniform based on job tenure and notify them with collection details of their selected uniforms upon approval. The Employee Transportation module allows employees to request for company transport based on a list of preset routes and destination points. Once approved, a notification is automatically sent to the vendor responsible for dispatching drivers.

In addition, through automated systems created by the students, the Employee ID Badge Reprinting module allows employees to submit requests online and receive collection date notifications, while under the Cafeteria Service module company supervisors are able to request for catering services for company hosted events. The system would then automatically notify the selected vendor based on the event location and date, number of attendants, mealtimes, and orders.

Present at the ceremony to handover the certificates and gifts of appreciation to the students were LONGi’s HR Department Head Elsa Tan; HR Training Development (HRTD) Manager Lawrence Chin; HRTD Executive Diana Kong; HR Senior Staff Executive Chan Yu Chin; and IT Executive Azmiradzy Bin Yusuf.

On collaborating with Swinburne for the partnership, Yu Chin praised the commendable quality of work from the students in developing viable software prototypes that contribute to digitalising HR management in LONGi.

“The students possess teachable hearts to learn from LONGi on new programming techniques during the partnership. The projects were met on schedule and were well organised with follow-up meetings initiated by the students themselves,” he said.

Swinburne takes a career-oriented approach to education and has forged strong industry partnerships in its dedication towards creating future-ready learners. In line with its renewed vision Horizon 2025, Swinburne’s ‘moon shots’ aim to create tomorrow’s technology and the human capital and talent required for a digital, tech-rich future.

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