Andres Leon Rangel

Andres Leon Rangel

Master of Service-Oriented Computing student

Service-oriented computing is becoming increasingly important for organisations around the world, says Andres Leon Rangel who is studying the Master of Service-Oriented Computing.

“The economy is changing to become more service-oriented. Service science, cloud computing, micro-services and service-oriented computing are growth sectors. I have a background in business process modelling and the use of TIBCO integration products, and decided to study this degree because it deals with the latest trends in service-oriented computing.

“For my master’s degree research, I’m planning to explore how small and medium-sized enterprises can economically benefit from using service-oriented computing technologies like cloud computing.”

Choosing AUT
Choosing where to study was easy, says Andres who came to AUT as an international student from Colombia and whose studies are supported by the Colombian Ministry of Education.

“AUT is one of the few universities in the world to offer a programme entirely focused on the innovative concept of service-oriented computing. I also love that AUT is an international university, and I get to hear about the professional experiences from people all over the world.”

There have been many highlights throughout his studies, he says.

“What I’ve enjoyed most about my studies is the learning process and the critical analysis of information. I would definitely recommend the Master of Service-Oriented Computing. The degree is unique, and designed to use the latest technologies and concepts from the service-oriented computing field.”

Advice for other students
Andres’ advice for other students is simple – to make the most of your time at university.

“My advice to other students is to enjoy the ride. Learn as much as you can, take all the workshops on offer and take part in AUT’s many events.”

The different learning style was a bit of a challenge at first, Andres admits.

“When I first started at AUT, my biggest challenge was writing assessments for all my classes, using strong critical analysis and peer reviewed references. AUT’s lecturers, postgraduate workshops and the Student Hub supported me through this.”

Last updated: 15-Aug-2017 2.21pm

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