Essential Skills for Studying IT or Computing

At FPT University, determining the fundamental skills in learning Computing and Information Technology requires our students to take into an account on numerous considerations. The field itself allows our qualified and knowledgeable students to pursue a career path that is rewarding and in high demand. Soft skills can be an addition to this field where it builds up other beneficial skills at the same time.

Taking Computing and Information Technology course, our students will be assessed individually and in a group via coursework, assignments, presentations and exams. This is to ensure our students will have in-depth knowledge and be prepared for leadership in this field profession and be able to display skills.

  1. Creativity

Teaching this course requires a number of projects and processes where it involves finding the answer to a complex problem. Just like a puzzle, it enables students to find the key to solve the puzzle. It prepares our students to be creative in developing ideas on computer software, customizing software programs, building and maintaining networks, and managing Computing and Information Technology projects.

2. Critical Thinking

In class, our students learn to develop computational thinking skills. Using a computer to solve real-world problems does indeed entail becoming aware with acronyms, mastering basic algorithms, and writing commands in Python, JavaScript, or other languages. However, the most critical skills that our students will expect to master involve in collaboration, presentation, and knowing how to break a task down into its essential steps.

3. Problem-Solving

Whether our students are building a robot, putting together a company’s computer network, or personalizing software, this gives our students the ability to analyze problems for solutions, identify possibilities to formulate and test and construct strategies and systems that involves assembling an extensive amount of codes into working applications to accomplish the tasks. Effectively using Computing and Information Technology frameworks, our students may develop communication and technology solutions to a variety of problems.

4. Decision Making

Focusing on the software development life cycle, design, testing and running, our students will learn how to evaluate rapidly progressing trends and integrate knowledge from appropriate fields to make effective and ethical technology decisions. From this, our students may be able to go beyond programming to assess and meet the customer’s needs.

5. Written and Verbal Communication

This course is somehow suitable for those students who have a strong communication skills and those who wish to work at the interface between a software system and a business organization. Our students may be able to communicate effectively about technical systems to a range of audiences and facilitate the implementation of technology by articulating technical issues and their impact on individuals, organizations, and society as a whole.

6. Working Well Under Pressure

Dealing with constraints such as time limitations, the difficulty of the task, having insufficient knowledge required to complete the task or unexpected changes or problems allows our students to make an effective planning and a better time management.

At the end of this course, FPT University guarantees our students that by accumulating these soft skills and the knowledge-based skills together. It can be advantageous for students to shift themselves in a professional working environment in order to design software, hardware, and computer processes for all types of industries. This is crucial for graduating and pursuing a career.

Not only will our students be hired in IT industries in the future, but these graduates are certain to be hired in all industries ranging from health care to education and pursue a career as a computer programmer, hardware engineer, support specialist, systems analyst, software or web developer, or administrator. Apply for studying IT here.