The College of Engineering will soon adopt the Application Developer’s Intro School or (ADIS) into the curriculum of the BS Computer Engineering and BS Electronics and Communications Engineering programs.
ADIS is a SMART IT Elective Program which is designed as an IT curriculum framework for partner schools of SMART Communications, Inc. which aims to assess future IT graduates and to eventually hire them. It is also a stepping stone in bridging the gap between industry and the academe.
The new proposal from SMART Communications, Inc. will take effect as an elective course in the fourth year level of the BS ComE and in the third year level of the BS ECE programs, respectively starting School Year 2008-2009. The said proposal is also effective upon a signing of contract between Holy Name University and SMART Communication, Inc. The contract with ADIS will be incorporated as an addendum to the existing MOA between HNU and SMART.
ADIS will first pursue a Trainors' Training during school break that will run in a period of two weeks. This is scheduled sometime in May this year in Manila where all the expense will be paid by SMART Communications, Inc. This includes airway tickets, food, and accommodation. The Trainors’ Training is open to two faculty members from the ComE and ECE Departments tenured.
In effect, the trained faculty qualifies to teach the said IT Elective Program to the engineering students. It would also be an opportunity for the school to produce a pool of skilled application developers aside from training the students to prepare for the real world. Moreover, part of this program from SMART includes the availability of the software needed and the free materials for the students. Java Applications, SQL Database, HTML/JSP Pages, and Web server (Tomcat) are among the technologies to be used in this program. Minimum hardware requirements would be Pentium 4 with at least 512mb, networked, and with internet access.