Swinburne University: Digitary Computer Science Scholarship

Oct 4, 2020

Swinburne University: Digitary Computer Science Scholarship

Scholarship encourages lifelong learning

Harry Bennett was interested in studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) and Computer Science for one simple reason.

‘I want to make an impact and a difference,’ says Harry. ‘There are so many ways to do that with the education I received at Swinburne.’

Harry’s first interest in technology was sparked by reading about the likes of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin. However, he drew ongoing inspiration from a key figure closer to home.

‘I began to admire [famed engineer and soldier] Sir John Monash and the contributions he made to Australian society,’ he says.

‘In my final years of studying, I took to heart his philosophy on the importance of equipping oneself for life, not solely for your own benefit, but for the benefit of the whole community. He instilled in me the importance of considering the community at large in the scope of my work,’ Harry reflects.

In particular, Harry is excited about the field of robotics, which he says is well-positioned to help drive human progress into the future.

‘We can make an impact, and propel ourselves forward in the fields of medicine, transport and space exploration,’ he says.

While studying at Swinburne, Harry was able to spend a year in a high impact research team at the Defence Science and Technology Group, based in South Australia. He also received a Digitary Computer Science Scholarship.

The Digitary Computer Science Scholarship offers financial assistance to Swinburne students in their final year of a Bachelor of Computer Science. Digitary is a global EdTech company that’s grown to become the leading online platform for certifying, sharing and verifying academic credentials.

‘We are incredibly proud to sponsor the Digitary Computer Science Scholarship. The values and vision of Swinburne University strongly align with Digitary’s own, and we are committed supporters of the university and its students,’ says Digitary’s Chief Technology Officer, Takis Diakoumis.

As an international company, Digitary is passionate about lifelong learning and enhancing employability of students.

‘With the Digitary Computer Science Scholarship program, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives and learning opportunities of our scholarship recipients, and that is ultimately the most rewarding part,’ says Mr Diakoumis.

Read more about the impact of a scholarship here.