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How the University of Southampton is Nurturing Malaysia’s Next Generation of Engineering Achievers

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University of Southampton - 13 Nov 2015

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Last month, the University of Southampton received its very first batch of Electrical and Electronic Engineering students from its Malaysia Campus. These students are continuing their 4-year degrees, having completed the first 2 years of their studies at their home campus in EduCity Iskandar, Johor. Their arrival in the UK marks a significant development in the University’s endeavors to open up even greater academic pathways and learning opportunities for students in Malaysia.

The chance to study abroad is not the only reason why Malaysians continue to choose the University of Southampton. The versatile course range, excellent student accommodation options and economic incentives provided by the university also play a large role in the decision making.

With a huge range of exciting programmes and first-rate facilities, The University of Southampton looks set to achieve the same success abroad that it has at home.

Raising The Bar

Recently, the University of Southampton has soared up an impressive 22 places in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Amongst UK universities in rankings, Southampton is placed 17 out of 78.  And according to the Telegraph, it is one of the top 10 engineering and technology universities in the UK.

In addition to being good news for soon-to-be graduates, this is also great for the University’s Malaysia Campus, as it will allow students to significantly improve their career prospects and gain access to some of the greatest minds (and technology) in the field.

Practical Courses For Real-World Application

To help create engineering pioneers, the University of Southampton offers a diverse range of courses that combine cutting-edge technology with essential industry knowledge. Some examples of the courses on offer to students in the Malaysia campus include:

  • Engineering Foundation Year (launched in April, 2015)
  • Aeronautics & Astronautics (launched in September, 2015)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)
  • Mechanical Engineering

Though the Engineering foundation year is conducted entirely in Malaysia, the ‘split’ structure of the University of Southampton’s other undergraduate programs involves spending the first 2 years in the Malaysia campus and the final 2 years in the UK. A number of scholarships are also available for outstanding students.

Affordable Study Options

By dividing their studies between the University of Southampton’s Malaysia and UK campuses, undergraduate engineering students will spend only around 60% of the price a student would pay pursuing their degree entirely in the UK.

The split program also allows students to experience life abroad, further their academic pursuits and make invaluable international connections at a distinctively lower price than would otherwise be required.

Lifestyle & Accommodation

Conveniently situated near a variety of shops, cafes and medical services – and only a one-hour drive away from Singapore – EduCity Iskandar contains the University of Southampton Malaysia campus, as well as a range of other academic institutions. This ‘multivarsity’ complex also includes an international student village, with single ensuites, as well as 2, 4 and 5 person sharing rooms.

A healthy mind requires a healthy body, which is why EduCity boasts a top-notch sports complex. This includes a 14,000 seater stadium for football and rugby, a 400m athletic track, an Olympic size swimming pool and much more.

Student security is a priority at the EduCity, with CCTV surveillance and card access systems in place 24/7.

Leading the Way With Technology

To allow students to gain the skills they need to excel in their chosen fields, the University of Southampton has invested in trailblazing technology and facilities. The UK campus boasts a world-class wind tunnel complex, a high-voltage laboratory, and even a streamlined flight simulator for aeronautic students (developed in collaboration with the team behind the Microsoft Flight Simulator games). State-of-the-art cleanrooms, as well as science and computer labs are also available.

What sets the split course programs of the University of Southampton apart is that they facilitate the international exchange of ideas and gives students access easy access to the resources they need to become industry leaders. With a variety of new and exiting programmes on the horizon, the Malaysia and UK campuses look set to continue to grow from strength to strength.

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Tony Tan CL

But how many will come back to malaysia to serve the country ? Before they graduate, the Singapore government will offer them a job !

Tony Kristi

Gud morning guys…..haha

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