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Foundation Year Engineering

Our Engineering Foundation Year will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to successfully meet the challenges of our engineering degree programmes.

Introducing your degree

This intensive year of study includes both theoretical and practical activities and attracts highly motivated students who want to make a change of direction in their studies.

If you don't have the A-level subjects required for entry to your chosen degree, our Foundation Year is the ideal choice for you.

Successful completion of this foundation year guarantees progression to one of our engineering degrees at the University of Southampton Malaysia and many more at the University of Southampton, UK.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • explore a diverse range of subjects and learn the core principles of engineering
  • learn through activities both theoretical and practical
  • get taught by staff at the cutting edge of their research fields
  • develop your English communication skills with a dedicated 'Communicating in English' module
  • join this foundation year in Semester 0 or in Semester 1, depending on your prior educational qualifications and experience

Programme Structure

This programme is made up of three semesters.

If you achieve the minimum marks required for progression, you will be able to progress to year one of selected business-related undergraduate degree programme.

Changes due to COVID-19

Any future COVID-related restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place.

We are working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Courses available after completion

Applications should be made through UCAS using the relevant UCAS code for your discipline. Courses and UCAS codes are listed below:

Engineering courses

Courses available at the University of Southampton

  • BEng Acoustical Engineering with Foundation Year (H340)
  • BEng Acoustical Engineering with Foundation Year with Industrial Placement Year (H1BF)
  • MEng Acoustical Engineering with Foundation Year (H016)
  • MEng Acoustical Engineering with Foundation Year with Industrial Placement Year (H1MF)*
  • BEng Aeronautics and Astronautics with Foundation Year (H420)
  • BEng Aeronautics and Astronautics with Foundation Year with Industrial Placement Year (H2BF)
  • MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics with Foundation Year (H410)
  • MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics with Foundation Year with Industrial Placement Year (H2MF) *
  • BEng Aerospace Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year (H46H)
  • MEng Aerospace Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year (HH40)
  • BEng Biomedical Engineering (Electronics) with Foundation Year (H1H6)
  • MEng Biomedical Engineering (Electronics) with Foundation Year (HH16)
  • BEng Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year (H806)
  • BEng Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year with Industrial Placement Year (H807)
  • MEng Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year (H808)
  • MEng Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year with Industrial Placement Year (H809) *
  • BEng Civil Engineering with Foundation Year (H220)
  • BEng Civil Engineering with Foundation Year with Industrial Placement Year (H3BF)
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Foundation Year (H413)
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Foundation Year with Industrial Placement Year (H3MF) *
  • MEng Civil Engineering and Architecture with Foundation Year (H2K1)
  • BSc Computer Science with Foundation Year (I100)
  • MEng Computer Science with Foundation Year (I101)
  • BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year (H604)
  • MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year (H605)
  • BEng Electrical Engineering with Foundation Year (H621)
  • MEng Electrical Engineering with Foundation Year (H622)
  • BEng Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year (H612)
  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year (H613)
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year (H421)
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year with Industrial Placement Year (H4BF)
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year with Industrial Placement Year (H4MF) *
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year (J512)
  • BEng Mechatronic Engineering with Foundation Year (H360)
  • MEng Mechatronic Engineering with Foundation Year (H631)
  • BEng Ship Science with Foundation Year (H518)
  • BEng Ship Science with Foundation Year with Industrial Placement Year (H5BF)
  • MEng Ship Science with Foundation Year (H510)
  • MEng Ship Science with Foundation Year with Industrial Placement Year (H5MF) *
  • BEng Software Engineering with Foundation Year (I300)
  • MEng Software Engineering with Foundation Year (I303)

Courses available at the University of Southampton Malaysia

Find a course

*MEng degrees with Industrial Placement Year are not available to students who require Tier 4 visas.

For more information, contact the Engineering, Physics, Maths and Geophysics Foundation Year Admissions Team:

Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 2969

Email: adugeps@southampton.ac.uk

Geophysics courses

Courses available at the University of Southampton

  • BSc Geophysics with Foundation Year (F662)

Find a course

For more information, contact the Engineering, Physics, Maths and Geophysics Foundation Year Admissions Team:

Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 2969

Email: adugeps@southampton.ac.uk

Maths courses

Courses available at the University of Southampton

  • BSc Mathematics with Foundation Year (DG1R)
  • MMath Mathematics with Foundation Year (BG1M)

Find a course

For more information, contact the Engineering, Physics, Maths and Geophysics Foundation Year Admissions Team:

Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 2969

Email: adugeps@southampton.ac.uk

Physics courses

Courses available at the University of Southampton

  • BSc Physics with Foundation Year (F301)
  • MPhys Physics with Foundation Year (F305)

Find a course

For more information, contact the Engineering, Physics, Maths and Geophysics Foundation Year Admissions Team:

Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 2969

Email: adugeps@southampton.ac.uk

Typical entry requirements

For 2021 entry
QualificationEntry requirements
SPM/O level 5As in the science stream, including mathematics and physics. (Minimum B+ in additional mathematics required for SPM only).
STPM/A level ABB (cannot include subjects suitable for direct entry to undergraduate programmes, normally mathematics and physics). However, students need to show an aptitude for mathematics and may be asked to take a foundation mathematics test.
IB 32 points overall, and must include subjects suitable for direct entry into undergraduate programmes, normally both higher level mathematics and Physics.
UEC Senior Middle Level Students studying in English with 2 subject at A2 and 3 subjects at B3/B4 grade (not including mathematics Art, Chinese or Malay)
Bangladesh. Higher Secondary Certificate CGPA 3.5 overall with 3.5 in mathematics and physics
Brunei. Cambridge International A Levels ABB. Cannot study both mathematics and physics
Egypt. Certificate of General Secondary Education 85% Overall with 85% in mathematics and physics
India. Higher Secondary Certificate / Standard 12 75% overall with 75% in mathematics, 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 mathematics and physics
Pakistan. Intermediate / Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) A/770/70% overall, with 70% in mathematics 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 mathematics and physics
Selection process:

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 University of Southampton Malaysia, please contact us.

English Language Qualification

Students who achieve band FY IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components will be required to follow the language pathway where students take the module English for Engineers and Scientists in semester one and two, as well as Communication in English in semester zero.

Students who achieve Band B IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components (or GCE O-Level (1119) Grade C) will only require English language classes in the first semester. 

For more information on other English language qualifications approved by the University, please visit the English language requirements page.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

Our Engineering Foundation Year provides an introduction to mathematics, mechanics, computer programming, electricity and electronics and the principles of engineering.

You will learn English for academic purposes as well as develop your personal skills as an effective, independent and reflective learner.

The modules for this foundation year include:

  • Academic and Personal Development
  • Communicating in English
  • Computer Applications  
  • Electricity and Electronics
  • Engineering Principles
  • Fundamentals of Science & Engineering
  • Mathematics for Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Science
  • Routes to Success
  • Mathematics A
  • Mathematics B

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

Year of studyMode of studyMalaysianInternational
2021/22 Full-time RM29,100 RM34,100
Additional fee information

Scholarships and bursaries are available at the University of Southampton Malaysia.

Funding opportunities

Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Teaching and learning 

You'll be taught through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • laboratory experiments
  • coursework 
  • individual and group assignment

Ground-breaking research

The University has an excellent reputation for research in engineering and science. You will be taught by staff at the cutting edge of their research fields in an environment that promotes and values independent enquiry and helps you to develop these skills for yourselves.

Assessment and examinations 

You willl be assessed through a combination of:

  • written exams
  • short tests
  • assessed coursework in the form of laboratory log books and reports, and other set assignments

Study Locations

The campus building

Malaysia campus

The Malaysia Campus is located in the state of Johor near the southwes...Find out more

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