SINGAPORE - Software engineering may still be regarded as a male-dominant field, but that did not deter Ms Gina Cheng.
She picked the field because she finds it challenging and meaningful.
"It requires quick and advanced thinking to derive satisfactory solutions to problems," she says. "Furthermore, I have a strong passion for making things workable."
Having earned a Diploma in Information Communication Technology, specialising in broadband security systems from Singapore Polytechnic, Ms Cheng completed a Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security), awarded by the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia through SIM Global Education, graduating in March this year.
SIM Global Education provides a wide range of high-quality overseas degree programmes made available through its partnership with established international universities and institutions from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Switzerland.
Ms Cheng, 24, is now working as a software engineer in a information technology services company.
Her job primarily involves software enhancement. "It includes modifying or adding new effective solutions to the existing software to correct errors or improve its performance, so as to meet the user requirements and produce a better feature for the users," she says.
The job scope requires the skills and knowledge of programming and writing documentations, she adds.