Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) continues to intensify the Joint Degree Program with foreign universities. On Friday, August 19, 2022, Mokpo National University (MNU) – South Korea and ITS held a graduation ceremony for the Joint Degree Students of the Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding Department in Mokpo. Twenty-seven students of ITS attended the graduation ceremony. They had spent the last one year at Mokpo National University.
The Head of Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding Department, Ir. Wasis Dwi Aryawan, M.Sc., Ph.D., explained that the joint degree program offers students a double degree, a Bachelor of Engineering (ST) from ITS and a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) from MNU. Students have to take around 83 credits at ITS (3 years) and 62 credits (1 year) at MNU.
Among the twenty-seven students, seven graduates are accepted at a South Korean shipbuilding company, and three graduates received scholarships for a master’s degree program at MNU. The graduation ceremony in Mokpo was attended by the parents, the representatives from ITS, and the companies that accept the graduates, such as BOWON M&P Co., Ltd., KR Engineering Co., Ltd., YUIL Co., Ltd., and KHAN Co., Ltd.
Dr. Wasis hopes the graduates may expand and apply the knowledge regarding the national shipping industry they learned in South Korea. Last but not least, the Department of Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding ITS will broaden the joint degree for the master’s program.