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University of Southampton launches a new Engineering Foundation Year

Published: 19 December 2014
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The University of Southampton has been awarded full approval by the Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA) to deliver a new Engineering Foundation Year.

The new 3-semester course (42 weeks) offered at the University of Southampton’s Malaysia Campus will provide the same world-leading education that is offered in the UK Campus. The course is designed to enhance the technical and academic skills essential for undergraduate study and is the preliminary year of studies, which then leads to a three year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) or a four year Master of Engineering ( MEng) degree programme.

The course begins in April 2015 and will include: Mathematics, Engineering Principles, Electricity and Electronics, Mechanical Science, Computer applications, English (for those with IELTS less than 6.5) and Academic Skills. Learning takes place in lectures, laboratories and support sessions.

During the Engineering Foundation Year, students will have the option to choose one of three highly ranked engineering programmes – MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics, MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering or MEng Mechanical Engineering.

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The University of Southampton is ranked 2nd in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Guardian University Guide, 2015), 2nd in the UK for Mechanical Engineering (Guardian University Guide, 2015) and 4th in the UK for Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (Complete University Guide, 2015).

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Professor John McBride, CEO

"We are delighted to be awarded MQA approval for this course which will enable more students to have access to our prestigious engineering degree programmes” said Professor John McBride, the Chief Executive Officer of University of Southampton, Malaysia Campus.

“The University of Southampton is recognised amongst the top one percent of the world’s universities and our engineering programmes are consistently rated very highly in university league tables. We are very proud of that reputation and believe that students who choose to study with us at the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus will receive a first class education from a world-leading institution.”

For more information about the Engineering Foundation Year, please visit here.

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