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UEL computer science students get chance to study and undertake work placements in China

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Students will gain experience with an industry-leading corporation

University of East London (UEL) computer science students will get the chance to immerse themselves in some of the latest research and real-life industry practice on the other side of the world.

A new three-way study abroad partnership has been forged between UEL’s School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, the University of Electronics Science and Technology of China (UESTC) and Molex, a company that manufactures electronic, electrical and fibre optic systems.

The placement will allow four students studying on the BSc (Hons) Computer Science programme to travel to Chengdu, China, in February next year to embark on a study placement at UESTC, which is renowned as the cradle of China's electronics industry.

The placement will be followed by a two-month internship at the Molex offices in China. Molex will give UEL students a taste of what it is like to work in an industry-leading firm. 

Molex products are used in some of the most advanced medical surgery procedures today. They have also advanced mobile phone technology, producing flexible interconnects that support new features such as colour displays and touchscreens.

Dr Sin Wee Lee, programme leader of the BSc (Hons) Computer Science and BSc (Hons) Software Engineering programmes, said, “This will be the first time this scheme is introduced by the School. 

“It’s a great opportunity for our students to gain invaluable experience studying abroad, with the added value of working at an international corporation.”