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University of Southampton Malaysia graduates at the top of their class!

Published: 28 August 2018
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Many of this year’s graduating class are already heading to roles with major employers

For the third successive year, students who began their studies at the University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM) have attended graduation ceremonies to receive their degrees and celebrate their success.

The group of MEng graduates were awarded degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. They spend the first  two years of their studies in Malaysia, at Educity Iskandar Puteri in Johor, and then transferred to the UK for a further two years.

This year’s group achieved exceptional results with some UoSM graduates performing outstandingly well, place amongst the top 10 within their graduating class. As a further mark of their success, many of this year’s graduating class are already heading to highly competitive roles with major employers including Dyson, Intel and Deloitte.

Within Mechanical Engineering, 12 of the graduates benefitted from MARA scholarships offered through a Malaysia government-linked organisation – the Majils Amanah Rakyat or People’s Trust Council. Amongst the sponsored students to graduate this year, two achieved First-Class Honours and nine others obtained a 2:1, an achievement that demonstrates the outstanding quality of the scholarship students.

Ahmad Solehin Bin Mohd Amin earned First-Class Honours with his MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace. He believes that MARA are “really great sponsors who play an important role in supporting students.”

“I’m really happy because of my results – I managed to get what I wanted,” Ahmad continued. “At the same time, I’ve made a lot of friends and I have good relationships with my supervisors and other lecturers.”

Aaron Yii How Teo, who also achieved First-Class Honours with his MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace, won the Dean’s Award for the top scorer in part four of his degree programme.

“There are so many opportunities; the lecturers are so supportive and the people around you, they help you if you are down - it’s just that sort of positivity that reflects the life of a student at the University of Southampton and I think its an  excellent way to move forward,” Aaron enthused.

The University is also celebrating the achievement of Siti Hartini Hamdan, UoSM’s first ‘home grown’ Malaysian PhD recipient who was awarded her doctorate after completing her thesis ‘Multi-scaled friction modelling of lubricant surface interactions in tribological contacts’.  Dr Hamdan was also supported by MARA during the three years of her PhD and says that one of the highlights of the programme was the opportunity to experience two working environments, in Malaysia and the UK, as part of her studies. “I’m so happy,” said Dr Hamdan after the ceremony. “It’s wonderful.” 

‘‘This is another milestone for UoSM – one that shows the University’s ambitions to cultivate world-class, cutting-edge research and in line with our commitment to being a research-led university’’ said co-supervisor and Assistant Professor Dr Jo-Han Ng.

Professor Rebecca Taylor, CEO of UoSM, commented: "We’re extremely proud of all our graduates as well as our continuing students and new starters due this autumn. We have every confidence that this year’s graduates will continue to thrive as they enter the world of work, taking with them the skills and all-important support network offered through UoSM staff and alumni from previous years.”

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