Statement of Purpose (SOP) for IT

Statement of Purpose (SOP) for IT

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Suman PoudelSun Aug 15 2021

It doesn't matter which country you choose to apply for your student visa, that could be the UK, USA, Canada, Australia or any other country, SOP is a mandatory application requirement. 

A well crafted comprehensive SOP plays a significant role in a successful study visa application for any country. This guide presents to you a Statement of Purpose (SOP) sample for students who are looking for a Statement of Purpose for IT course. 

Things to consider when writing SOP for IT

These are the quick tips you need to follow while composing your SOP: 

  • Clearly mention when you developed a passion for your intended course.
  • Present your independent research and reasons behind choosing the course, country and the university.
  • Mention your academic achievements. Also, do not forget to write about your projects, research papers and experiences.
  • Assert your career plans and how the chosen degree will help you in achieving them.
  • Talk about your goals based on your home country.

Statement of purpose (SOP) sample for Information Technology

I am ####, son of Mr. #### and Mrs. ####, born on #### and from ….Yangon, Myanmar. I am very much pleased to introduce myself as a genuine student for the course of Diploma of Information Technology Networking commencing and Advanced Diploma of Network Security at one of the highly renowned college named ####, Australia. In this statement of purpose, I will be illustrating briefly about myself regarding my academic background, reason for choosing Australia rather than other countries, why I chose a particular education provider and course and also my future plans.

Referring to my academic career, I completed my Secondary level in first division. After completing my Secondary level, I never limited myself from learning and collecting the experiences. During that time, I visited and researched the various institutes here in Myanmar offering the courses of Information Technology. And I was not really impressed when I discovered about the quality of education and the course contents they provided. So, I chose to study abroad. Then, I joined IELTS preparation classes and appeared the IELTS examination on #### scoring overall 6.0. I attended various seminars, visited experts of education consultants and also researched online for the colleges in Australia offering IT courses as per my academic and IELTS criteria. And I found #### is prominent for international students being consistent to offer quality education and specialize them in respective fields.

After some serious research being done, I chose Australia as the place to pursue my further education since it has successfully developed the world-class education system having 83% satisfied international students. Australia being an English based country, it won't be difficult for me to communicate. Also it will be easier to adapt in Australia because of its multicultural environment and amazing hospitality. Australia is an internationally recognized source of high-quality education as well as research excellence. Australian universities, vocational and technical education colleges, and schools are world-class and acclaimed everywhere. Australian colleges and universities are considered world leaders in English language courses for international students. Australia has more than 1100 education providers providing 22000 varieties of courses, out of which 7 universities have been listed in the top 100 of the QS World University Ranking. Also, Australia has been listed in the top ten happiest countries and is the second international education destination because of its cultural diversity, high quality education, world famous lifestyle and friendly nature towards overseas students. Moreover, Australia is a more secure and peaceful study destination with a significantly lower crime rate. It also offers affordable cost of living with quality living standard and education. The Australian education system has also issued policies and acts beneficial for international students including the international scholarship scheme and Tuition Protection Services (TPS) which is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study. The TPS ensures that international students are able to either complete their studies in another course or with another education provider or receive a refund of their unspent tuition fee.

The education system in Australia is more flexible as compared to my home country. The degrees and qualifications that Australian education institutes provide are internationally recognized which the colleges and universities of my home country fail to provide. Moreover, the Australian education system has well equipped and updated course contents providing adequate practical and industry based training to their students. Australia itself is a hotspot for IT as the new technologies and innovations are equipped comparatively faster. Hence, Australia being at the forefront of new technology and innovations, I can take advantage of the country’s impressive technology and research resources. So, achieving a globally recognized qualification from an Australian education provider will ensure that I can find a better job in my home country as the IT job providers in Myanmar are always looking to hire the skilled and international degree holders of IT professionals. Since, the Australian education system provides practical based qualitative education at affordable cost and allows the international students to practice outdoor lifestyle in a secured environment while studying in Australia, I choose to study in Australia.    

I have researched different foreign study destinations like the USA, Canada, UK, Australia and some European as well as Asian countries. And, I chose to study in Australia over all other options. Australia has developed a world-class education system and it being at the forefront of new technologies and innovations, is the perfect study destination for information technology students. The balanced environment and opportunities Australia has stored in, makes it a better foreign study destination over all other options. Tuition fees and living expenses in the USA and UK are significantly expensive while Australia offers quality education and a better quality of life at affordable costs. There are relatively less intakes per year in the USA and Canada as compared to that of Australia, which has flexible intakes. Canada has extreme cold weather with an average of -19.7 degree Celsius temperature but Australia's climate is moderate, more alike to that of my home country, Myanmar. In order to study in the USA and Canada, entry requirements are very difficult as they are time, money and effort consuming. The applicants need to have SAT, ACT or TOFEL in order to study in USA institutes which is time, money and effort consuming. Several colleges being Blacklisted previously and with the lack of policies like Tuition Protection Service (TPS), I find the UK less secure as a study destination. Similarly, the USA lacks adequate security for foreign students and most of the European and Asian Countries have language barriers that could make daily life difficult. Multicultural Australia is a safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious society in which students can learn and travel in the country without any boundaries and fear. Australia also offers excellent value for money and a high standard of living.

We live in the modern era and IT is everywhere. And every day, it changes the world, underpins our lives. IT is paramount that influences all kinds of human activities both personal and organizational. So, information technology drives innovations in science, engineering, business, entertainment and education, helping to make a positive difference in the world. More than ever, business organizations rely on computer technology to help them be more productive. Information technology is a discipline that offers rewarding and challenging possibilities every other following day and hence sharpens the problem-solving skills of IT professionals which is essential for their rest of lives. Also, IT professionals can enjoy the opportunity to keep learning as the companies are aware that technology changes at the speed of light, which is why many organizations invest heavily in continuing education of their IT workers. As an IT professional, one will be supporting the clients in reaching their goals and nurturing their corporate culture. The IT course is incredibly diverse and has a huge range of career options like programming, database management, networking and desktop support. Since the possibility with technology is endless and continues to grow as the modernization and advancement take place, the IT professionals are always in high demand ensuring the opportunities with computer technology are without boundaries. 

According to the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), IT jobs are among the highest paid and have the highest job satisfaction. Similarly, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that the employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. This is a known fact that an information technology course ensures the successful career of its students. Moreover, the IT course involves the practical styles of learning along with the theoretical part which really helps to gain sustainable knowledge and develop a flexible working style. IT is ubiquitous and helps to build a secure career. I chose Information Technology (IT) as it has been my interest since an early age. I have chosen to study Diploma of Information Technology networking and Advanced Diploma of Network Security in ####College, Australia. 

Furthermore, IT networking has a high scope and its demand is also increasing. Employment of IT networking is growing much faster than the average for all occupations. Also in my country, there is a vast use of IT networking in every sector like Banking, Forensic lab, Business, Agriculture, Health and Medicine even in Education sector etc. IT networking is one of the most aspired courses currently for students. It can be based widely in all the sectors of the economy. It offers a bright future for the innovation and growth oriented students.

The IT course offered in my home country follows an old course structure which lacks advanced technology. The colleges here offer a traditional based teaching and learning system. These colleges rarely offer internship facilities. Mainly they focus on theoretical based training and hence fail to provide industry needs practical. The value of the degree is limited within the nation and the course is not well equipped with the new technology and updated curriculum. So, IT colleges in my country fail to provide a globally recognized degree and hence fail to offer international exposure. Studying in my home country offers no opportunity for a multicultural environment. Moreover, I will be equipped with locally recognized degrees and theoretical based knowledge lacking adequate industry skills making it more challenging to find a better job upon completion of study in my home country. However, studying in an Australian institution will help me to learn in an advanced methodology, enhance my practical knowledge and gain a global exposure which will certainly help me build a better career. So, I prefer to study in Australia as it can help me enhance my skills and learn new things among the new people gathering the new experiences in a qualitative way.

As I decided to study IT in Australia, I researched colleges offering the course of my interest. I have come across some of the popular colleges of Australia providing VET IT courses like ###, ###, ###and ###

#### is located in Sydney's CBD ensuring the availability of all sorts of public infrastructure, hence making students' lives convenient. Moreover, #### specializes in overseas student’s education and prepares a safe environment to help them enhance their knowledge. Also it offers my intended course at affordable cost and has excellent education service and facilities. Small size class, flexible timetable, fully resourced labs and industry expert trainers are important factors of #### that convince me to raise my further education in #### over all other options. 

After being to the seminars conducted by ####, I wanted to know more about #### and its courses. So, I researched through the college official website, even collected the references from my friends studying in #### and received positive feedback. My interested field of study is IT networking and #### is equipped with modern lab facilities, providing opportunities for 'hands-on' experience and practice as well as an excellent student support system for international students. #### specializes in international student education, provides a multicultural learning environment for students from over 35 countries. Industry experienced trainer from over 13 nationalities deliver courses at ####. #### works hard to ensure the needs and interests of each student. Staff are dedicated to looking after all needs of students ensuring that the students feel welcomed, comfortable and supported. #### has excellent facilities and technology resources along with the advanced learning and teaching methodology. The college is conveniently located in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District (CBD), making transportation easier. #### offers reasonable course fees and duration with the flexible payment options. It has small sized classes ensuring individual attention towards students, flexible class timetable, assignment based assessment and extra learning support system along with weekly support tutorials for each course. 

#### College offers a range of flexible course delivery options appropriate to the students’ preferred learning style. #### has an excellent IT team and better learning environment for overseas IT students. It offers Diploma of IT networking and Advanced Diploma of Network Security. This course has been packaged very well as, I will firstly get to learn about IT networking leading to network security as my advanced diploma. I will be studying 15 hours face to face and 5 hour online studies with the duration of 52 weeks for Diploma in IT networking and 52 weeks for advanced diploma of network security. 

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to plan, design, manage and monitor an enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) network as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team responsible for advanced ICT network security systems. The qualification has a high-level ICT technical base with appropriate security units and the ability to specialize in a number of areas, including voice, wireless, network infrastructure and sustainability.

Each course has a study method of 15hrs face-to-face and 5hrs online per week. #### provides advanced and updated IT course content. Also #### trainers have the relevant qualifications required for the course and National Training package and the VQF. The trainers have more than 3 years' experience in the relevant industry and are fully dedicated to nurture the students' knowledge and skills. The college follows an advanced learning and teaching system. The teaching method includes face-to-face instruction and online to group of students and one-to-one individual support, attention and assistance. #### has fully resourced lecture rooms and modern lab facilities equipped with safety and security. Moreover, the college is set-up with facilities, which provide plenty of opportunity and ample space for me to practice and develop my skills. I strongly believe that help and guidance which would be provided by distinguished faculty members of #### will be valuable for my career plan.  

I belong to a stable family with sound financial status. My guardians are very positive towards my study abroad plan and will support me financially as well as morally throughout my stay in Australia. Basically, my mother is sponsoring my study and living expenses in Australia from her source of earning. The total annual income of a family is equivalent to AUD 20,354.80. Moreover, I have been issued an educational loan from #### Bank Limited for my study abroad. Hence, I can assure that I will not have any financial troubles during my educational stay in Australia.

I have a 2 years study plan in Australia. In these two years, I will be completing my intended course which is Diploma of Information Technology Networking and Advanced Diploma of Network Security, hence to develop the industry needs practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge on the related field. The globally recognized qualification and the experiences that I achieve in Australia will surely add some sort of milestone to make my future professional career more successful. Myanmar is a developing country and IT is always growing which has a role in all sectors ensuring a beautiful professional IT career in Myanmar. The highly reputed IT companies of Myanmar such as EWhale Myanmar, Vortech Myanmar, AutoCount (myanmar), Information Business Service Provider and Conceptine (Myanmar) provide well paid jobs for IT Network Administrator, IT Security Specialist, IT Security Administrator, ICT security specialist, IT security analyst, e-security specialist, Network security specialist and so on. And I believe an international qualification, exposure and the experiences which I will achieve from an Australian education provider will multiply the chances of starting my professional IT career at one of those IT companies in Myanmar and get paid well, as the multinational companies here are always looking for internationally qualified candidates. After becoming a professional network security officer, I have a dream of establishing my own networking office with a team of highly qualified technical experts to solve the burning problem of network security in Myanmar and also help the technically interested students to gain knowledge and skills of Network Security.

I will forever be deeply attached to my family and homeland. After completing my course, my morals won’t let me work abroad leaving my aged parents in my country. Therefore, it’s my moral responsibility to return to my home country and to take care of them. They also have great hope for me. Along with this, my home country still faces the lack of skilled professional manpower in the IT networking and network security field. My education, experience and expertise gained in Australia will help me contribute towards the development of my nation. Thus, I assure that I would happily return to my home country after the completion of my course, to complete my immense responsibility towards my family and relatives. 

As I was born in Myanmar, I believe I have got some responsibility to bring change in my own country whether it is small or big. So, I will be working hard to improve the network security of Myanmar. Besides that, the teaching method and material are really outdated in most of the IT educational providers of Myanmar. So, I will try to bring change in the teaching method according to the experience and knowledge which I will gain from Australia. Furthermore, as being a Burmese citizen, we have our own culture and tradition which is bonded with me. Most importantly, the ionic bond i.e. family bond will not let me to be away from my family. So, I will return back to Myanmar and make my career in my own country. 

So, completing my intended course from an Australian education provider, will enhance my knowledge, practical skills and help me gain global exposure that further ensures my professional IT career in Myanmar. I am excited to learn new things, gain skills, education and experience in Australia which I will be utilizing later to develop myself as mentally and financially independent. And I am very happy that #### college will be helping me to reach my goals in life through quality education and global exposure. I intend to return back to Myanmar as a skilled manpower with enough knowledge and be responsible towards my family and nation. As I am the only son of my parents, I have strong bonding with my family members and as a responsible youth, I owe huge responsibilities towards my home country which leaves me with no reason to stay in Australia after achieving academic qualifications.

I hope that you shall take an affirmative decision on my visa application.

 Yours Sincerely, 

(Name of the applicant)

Email: - ####

Contact no.:- ####

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