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Engineering Foundation Year

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Engineering Foundation Year

Course Code: JPT (R/010/3/0311) 12/24 MQA/FA5359
Duration: 3 Semesters
Intake: April, July and September
Delivery Model: Full time in Malaysia


Our Engineering Foundation Year will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to successfully meet the challenges of our engineering degree programmes.This one-year full-time course is integrated with a further four-year MEng degree, and will build your understanding of mathematics, mechanics, computer programming, electricity and electronics, and engineering principles.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.

Why Study This Course

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Guaranteed progression. Progress to Southampton Engineering degree upon successful completion of this Foundation Year.
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Pathway to the UK. Complete your Southampton Engineering degrees either in Malaysia or in the UK
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Effective transition to university. One-year pre-university programme promises you the quickest transition to university

Course Structure

The Engineering Foundation Year is a 3-semester programme. Learning is achieved through a variety of methods including lectures, laboratory practicals, workshops, tutorials and private study. You will learn English for academic purposes as well as develop your personal skills as an effective, independent and reflective learner.

Typical course content

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

Malaysian student:

  • RM29,100

International student:

  • RM34,100 (£6,200)

We offer up to 100% scholarships. Chat with our counsellors to understand your options.

SPM/O-Levels or equivalent
5As in the science stream, including Mathematics and Physics. (Minimum B+ in Additional Mathematics required for SPM only)

32 points overall, and must not include subjects suitable for direct entry into undergraduate programmes, normally both Higher Level Mathematics and Physics

STPM/A level
ABB (cannot include subjects suitable for direct entry into undergraduate programmes, normally both Mathematics and Physics). However, students need to show an aptitude for Mathematics and may be asked to take a Foundation Mathematics test.

Minimum 4Bs (minimum B4 in English)

English Requirement
The University of Southampton Malaysia accepts various English Language Tests, to read more: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page

Our typical entry requirements may subject to change. If you are unsure about your qualification or results, please contact our professional team of counsellors, or speak to your school’s guidance counsellors. “

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Available on a first come, first served basis.

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    I chose to do my foundation at the University of Southampton Malaysia because I felt like it was the best option. The University of Southampton is one of the top universities for engineering and the programme offered a great array of scholarships as well. 

    Miguel Antonio Alfonso Villarivera
    Engineering Foundation Year

    Our academics

    Mr Ivan Lai
    Mr Ivan LaiEngineering Foundation Year Lecturer
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    A versatile person, Mr. Lai has tried his hand in various industries, including business education and health. He obtained his Master’s in Educational Technology and his BEng in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from University Technology Malaysia. He previously taught physics for pre-university students taking A-levels, AUSMAT and Monash University Foundation Course. He was also awarded recognition as an HEA Fellow in 2018. The title of HEA Fellow bears an individual’s ability to manage, develop and take practical approaches to teaching and learning support as critical contributions to high-quality student learning. To acquire this award, he has comprehended dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and successfully engaged across all areas of professional values of teaching and supporting learning activities. He is teaching Electricity and Electronics at the University of Southampton Malaysia. He is also experienced in teaching Fundamental of Science & Engineering, Engineering Principles, Mechanical Science and Academic & Personal Development.
    Dr Shiao Lin Beh
    Dr Shiao Lin BehEngineering Foundation Year Lecturer
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    Dr. Beh is a mechanical engineer with a fervent research interest in micro-channel heat sinks and water vortex power plants. He finished his PhD from Multimedia University (MMU), Malaysia in 2011 and Master of Science from the National University of Singapore in 2000. Dr Beh joined the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus as a lecturer in 2016 and currently teaches Mechanical Science. Prior to joining the University, Dr Beh spent 15 years with MMU Melaka Campus as a lecturer. He taught Numerical Analysis, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Engineering Mathematics, Heat Transfer, Materials Science and more. Whilst lecturing at MMU, Dr Beh had industrial attachment with Infineon Technologies Malaysia wherein he worked with the sensors segment to predict and prevent mold compound chipping through empirical and simulation methods.