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About the Engineering Foundation Year and Entry Requirements

The Foundation Year at the University of Southampton is a one-year, integrated preparatory course to prepare students for entry to our BEng or MEng degree programmes. On successful completion of the course, students are offered automatic progression to their undergraduate degree programme.

Students may choose degree programmes in the following areas:

University of Southampton Malaysia
Aeronautics and Astronautics Electrical and Electronic Engineering Mechanical Engineering
University of Southampton UK
Acoustical Engineering Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Electronic Engineering
Biomedical Electronic Engineering Civil Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Electrical Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Electronic Engineering Geophysics Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering Mechatronic Engineering Physics
Ship Science Software Engineering

Entry Requirements

We will accept a wide variety of international qualifications for entry to our Engineering Foundation Year.

Entry Qualifications for Engineering Foundation Year:

QualificationEntry requirements
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/O level 5As in the science stream, including Mathematics and Physics. Minimum B+ in Additional Mathematics.
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)/A Level  
ABB (cannot include subjects suitable for direct entry, normally Mathematics and Physics). However, students need to show an aptitude for Mathematics and take a Foundation Mathematics test.
32 points overall, and must not include Higher Level Mathematics and Physics
Bangladesh. Higher Secondary Certificate CGPA 3.5 overall with 3.5 in Maths and Physics
Brunei. Cambridge International A Levels ABB. Cannot study both Maths and Physics
Egypt. Certificate of General Secondary Education 85% Overall with 85% in Maths and Physics
India. Higher Secondary Certificate / Standard 12 75% overall with 75% in Maths, from a non-recognised board (i.e. not ISC/CBSE/HSC)
Indonesia. Ijazah - Sekolah Menengah Atas/Madrasah Aliyah (SMA/MA) (Certificate of Graduation from Academic/Islamic Secondary School) Grade 7/10 with 7 in Maths and Physics
Pakistan. Intermediate / Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) A/770/70% overall, with 70% in Maths and Physics
Thailand. Certificate of Secondary Education / Maw 6 Mathayom 6 with overall GPA 3.0 with 3.0 in Mathematics and relevant Science-stream subjects. Mathayom 5 with overall GPA 3.25 with 3.25 in Mathematics and relevant Science-stream subjects.
UAE. General Secondary Education Certificate Examination 85% overall with 85% in Maths and Physics


This list contains the qualifications we see most often. If you have a qualification that doesn't appear on this list, or if you have any questions about the qualifications needed for studying at USMC, please contact us. As classes are conducted in English, all applicants must have an approved English Language qualification.

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