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New collaboration with Indian institutions to develop quality engineers

Monday, 17 August 2009


Edith Cowan University (ECU) and the Adesh Group of Institutions in India have joined forces to deliver quality engineering training to Indian students.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has recently been signed by the two institutions, signalling the beginning of a number of collaborative initiatives, including a formal articulation program for engineering students.

Under the program, students studying engineering at any of the Adesh institutions can, after two years of study, articulate into ECU's Bachelor of Engineering program, achieving the degree after two additional years of study.

ECU's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science, Professor Tony Watson, said the signing of the MoU opens up a multitude of new opportunities for students in both India and Australia.

"ECU is pleased to formalise this cooperation with Adesh, and I anticipate we will find many more opportunities to work together to provide additional benefits to our students and staff," he said.

The signing of the MoU will also open up opportunities for collaboration in other study areas, including health and business, as well as the potential for staff and student exchanges.

Mr Jamal Qureshi, South East Asian Regional Marketing Manager from the Western Australian Trade Office, who helped facilitate the agreement, said it was pleasing to see ECU and Adesh capitalising on the already strong relationship between Western Australia and India.

"Edith Cowan University is very well known institution among the Indian student community, and we have seen a good growth in the student numbers in the recent past from India to ECU.

"This Memorandum of Understanding will serve to further increase student numbers attending ECU from India," he said.

ECU expects to welcome students from Adesh to Perth as early as 2010.

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