The digital revolution and the emergence of new technologies are increasingly pushing higher education institutions to constantly update their curricula. While students will obviously need to perpetuate their learning as technological advances fuel the IT landscape, such as Blockchain, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence or The Internet of Things (IoT), they must however empower themselves with a solid foundation from institutions that train and empower for the jobs of tomorrow.
SUPINFO International University is one of those institutions that are valued by both students and employers, because it is able to offer a curriculum and modules that prepare students today to meet the challenges and issues of tomorrow in the context of global digitalization.
Pierre Maestracci, a 2018 graduate of SUPINFO Mauritius, and studying for his Master’s degree on the SUPINFO Lyon campus was kind enough to answer our questions:
To what extent has SUPINFO been a springboard for you?
SUPINFO transmitted to me a passion for computer science, through its modules, a real exposure to the computer world through internships, and the quality of its lecturers and professors who are above all professionals in the industry. I am still pursuing this passion in France through my Masters.
Would you say that SUPINFO stands out in this field?
Certainly, and this is what developed in me this passion for computers. I think it’s an institution that’s taking the steps to be in line with new technologies by regularly re-evaluating and updating its curriculum. It is also close to its students and accompanies them throughout their education.
In your opinion, how do you stand out in the IT world today?
There is no set formula. IT is in constant motion and the only way to succeed and stay in touch with the market is to be in a continuous learning process. It is also very important to listen to our clients or future clients in order to formulate tailor-made solutions.
Which modules did you like best?
The program appealed to me as a whole, but I can point to certain subjects that particularly inspired me, for example, Microsoft .NET Foundations and Enterprise Applications, MET – ITIL Foundation, Artificial Intelligence (AIT), Functional Programming, Compilation – Languages & Translators, Graphs Theory, Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and Operating Systems Fundamentals (OSS). Some of these modules are already useful in my evolution in a company: NET for example allowed me to position myself as a project manager at Tripalio, the company where I did my 3rd year internship.
What would you add to the SUPINFO curriculum if you had the choice?
I would have loved to see physics or quantum mechanics integrated into the curriculum, as computer science is already moving towards quantum computing. It’s totally feasible, MIT for example offers advanced courses on quantum mechanics and the various technologies/theories associated with it. As for the modules, I think the relevance also comes from the ability to adopt more advanced technologies, especially in artificial intelligence, or even new languages such as Haskell.
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