The University of Queensland (UQ) and SAP Education announced today that they have entered into a partnership agreement to increase the workplace opportunities available to UQ students.
Under the agreement, UQ will offer SAP uAcademy courses to its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) students.
UQ’s Head of the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), Professor Paul Strooper, said that providing students with the option to study SAP uAcademy courses will ensure they have relevant and highly sought after industry skills.
“The skills gained through uAcademy will not only support the Queensland workforce, but also Australian and global industry demands,” Professor Strooper said.
“This collaboration between UQ and SAP will allow us to offer our students comprehensive training on SAP solutions, in a convenient and cost-effective manner.”
Professor Shazia Sadiq, who will coordinate the program at UQ, said that under the SAP uAcademy program, UQ students are provided with access to a self-paced learning environment.
“This will allow students to achieve expertise in specific SAP solution areas, and provide them with access to SAP’s latest technological innovations.”
SAP’s Education Channel Manager, Aroon Wadvani said as SAP continues to innovate, new technologies are launched into the marketplace.
“Mobility, database, applications development and cloud computing are seen as key skills in the ever-changing business environment,” Mr Wadvani said.
“Partnering with the University of Queensland to provide the SAP uAcademy program will increase the much-needed SAP-skilled workforce in Queensland.”
Information Technology student, Ulrich Magura said undertaking SAP’s uAcademy program would provide him with employment leverage upon graduation.
“When I graduate, I hope to gain employment within the process engineering field,” Mr Magura said.
“For engineers in process engineering, there is the need to understand the SAP system in order to configure Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) links with the visualization and automation systems.”
For more information on the program, please contact Professor Shazia Sadiq on 3365 3481.