AU-FedUni Partnership

Posted: September 23, 2017


     Ms. Melissa Staley, Manager for International Student Recruitment of Federation University (FedUni ) in Australia met with the School of Computer Science students of Arellano University to discuss the articulation agreement between the two universities on international information technology programs.

     Fed Uni, Australia’s third oldest university, currently has an IBM professional program where qualified students are given the chance to work part-time in the IBM hub in their campus. These students are given a scholarship and are eligible to get a slot in working at IBM after their studies. The AU-FedUni partnership allows Computer Science students who have successfully completed the first 2 years of their study in AU are eligible to transfer to Fed Uni to study for another 2 years and earn a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from the latter. AU has sent three
students to this program, the first has already graduated and the other two are still working on their studies.

     Ms. Melissa Staley also explained the study opportunities in Australia, the difference in the education system of Australia and the Philippines as well as the advantages of studying in Australia, in particular, studying in Fed Uni, which has continued its expansion, opening three new campuses in Berwick, Brisbane and Gippsland.

Guest from Federation University of Australia. Ms. Melissa Staley discussing the AU-FedUni partnership to Computer Science students.

Getting to know about opportunities in Australia. Computer Science students pose for a photo-op with Ms. Melissa Staley , second from left. Also in photo are from left, Ms. Gina Clemente, faculty member of the AU School of Computer Science; Ms. Geraldine Rilles, Program Chair, AU School of Computer Science and Mr. Philip Flores , Director for International Academic Linkages of the International Programs Division of Arellano University.

Guest with AU officials. From left to right, photo shows Director Philip Flores, International Academic Linkages, International Programs Division ; Dean Alex Laviña of the College of Business and Technology; Ms. Melissa Staley, Manager for International Student Recruitment, FedUni ; Chairman and CEO Francisco PV Cayco ; Program Chair Geraldine Rilles of the Main Campus School of Computer Science and Vice President Mario F. Sales, International Programs Division.