BINUS ASO School of Engineering Focus on Forming Innovative, Professional, and Future Driven Graduates

Being able to work before graduating is a dream for most students. This is due to the highly competitive nature of job-seeking that graduates have to face. According to data from Statista, the unemployment rate in Indonesia has been gradually increasing since 2017 and is now at 4.84%.

Nevertheless, the needs of highly qualified human resources are ever-increasing. This has become the focus of BINUS ASO School of Engineering (BASE) in forming competent and work-ready graduates.

Graduates with 100% Employment Rate
One of the greatest achievements for BINUS ASO School of Engineering is the 100% employment rate for its two study programs, Automotive Robotics Engineering (ARE) and Product Design Engineering (PDE). The employment rate refers to the data that shows 100% of BINUS ASO School of Engineering graduates have gotten a job position, become entrepreneurs, or pursued higher levels of education prior to graduation.

Surely, this is a privilege since Indonesia has a high unemployment rate. The success of BINUS ASO School of Engineering graduates in the professional industry is an indicator that reflects its students’ competencies as well as its quality of education.

In other words, BINUS ASO School of Engineering has proven its excellence as a university that is able to develop its students’ soft skills and hard skills, hone students’ adaptability so they’ll be ready to enter the workforce, and prepare its students to face the many challenges within industries that are always evolving.

Aiding the Career Prospects of Students and Alumni
The learning process in BINUS ASO School of Engineering is not only aimed to guide students in mastering certain professions, but also to help students in choosing their respective careers according to their skills, aspirations, and passions. During their 4-year courses in BINUS ASO School of Engineering, the students are supported by the teams from ARE Study Program or PDE Study Program and from BINUS Career.

From here, the students will be mentored to perform self-development through adaptive and personal learning systems. The students will receive updated knowledge and skills, including competitive professional characteristics, not to mention networking skills gained through the internship program and opportunities to have direct interaction with the industry.

Furthermore, the students are taught how to express their persona with full honesty through good CV preparation, strategic CV distribution, and access to join job fairs at BINUS University. BINUS ASO School of Engineering as a higher education institution is partnering with the industry in the learning process to form highly skilled graduates.

Internship Program for Students
As mentioned above, BINUS ASO School of Engineering has an internship program where students are free to choose their internship placement according to their passions. However, BINUS ASO School of Engineering also collaborates with partner companies to offer internships for students. Therefore, students are allowed to find an internship position by themselves or choose an open internship position from partner companies of BINUS ASO School of Engineering.

Based on the data accumulated by BINUS ASO School of Engineering, around 75% of ARE program students chose internship positions at partner companies of BINUS ASO School of Engineering, whereas the other 25% of students picked internship positions from companies that they’ve chosen. As for the PDE program students, 30% of them chose internship positions at partner companies of BINUS ASO School of Engineering, whereas the rest of students chose to intern at other companies due to a more specific design specialization.

Despite the students’ internship placement, the data shows that 100% students of ARE and PDE program at BINUS ASO School of Engineering get internship positions before the due date and are suited to their respective passions.

Positive Reactions from Partner Companies of BINUS ASO School of Engineering
The collaboration between BINUS ASO School of Engineering and partner companies is not only beneficial to the students, but also to the companies themselves. So far, the partner companies that have accepted students of BINUS ASO School of Engineering into their internship programs have stated their satisfaction and have extended their invitations to newer students of BINUS ASO School of Engineering for internships at their companies.

More and more companies have expressed their interest in partnering with BINUS ASO School of Engineering so they can recruit students from ARE and PDE study programs as interns. Some characteristics of BINUS ASO School of Engineering graduates that have been repeatedly praised by companies and industries that recruit them are high discipline, great sense of responsibility, unyielding spirit, and proactiveness in completing tasks that are deemed challenging or novel.