PUTTING your education on hold during these trying times would also mean delaying your journey towards achieving your dream of becoming an engineer.
However, if you are searching for ways to keep your educational plans on track and embark on the path towards your future in engineering, there are still options available to help you get started on your way.
The University of Southampton Malaysia joins the battle against a pandemic by providing a virtual start to students enrolling in April. This means you need not worry about having to delay your tertiary education.
While the world fights against a global health crisis and braces itself for future challenges, the University of Southampton Malaysia chooses to march onward with its April intake.
Capitalising on its top-notch academics and digital resources, the University will begin its Engineering Foundation Year intake on April 20 virtually. This shall carry on until campus operations can resume and will serve as a platform for seamless transition into life at the University.
“Our Engineering Foundation Year April intake will go ahead as planned. Thanks to our existing digital infrastructure and expertise we will be able to deliver the initial stage of your programme through a combination of virtual learning platforms and digital communications in a way that avoids disruption to your studies, and responds to a fast evolving situation, ” says University of Southampton Malaysia chief executive officer Prof Rebecca Taylor.
“We are excited at the prospect of engaging with new students in new ways and have taken the opportunity to provide you access to a number of support services earlier than would normally be the case. This is an exciting step in defining your future as a successful engineer.”
In addition to providing the relevant virtual resources to new students who will be joining this April, the university is also offering up to 100% scholarships, study grants and more.
The Engineering Foundation Year is a one-year fast track integrated preparatory course custom-designed and delivered to prepare students for entry to the university’s undergraduate MEng degree programmes.
The undergraduate MEng programmes offered are Aeronautics and Astronautics, Mechanical Engineering as well as Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
The programmes are offered on a split-campus basis that allows for students to spend two years in Malaysia and two years in the UK. This option paves the way for higher savings on tuition fee, as it is only 62% of the cost of completing the entire programme in the UK.
University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM) is a branch campus of the University of Southampton, UK. The University of Southampton is ranked 97th in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and is a founding member of the UK’s renowned Russell Group.
The university is ranked fourth in the UK for Mechanical Engineering (The Complete University Guide, 2020), sixth in the UK for Aeronautics and Astronautics and third in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020).
UoSM has also expanded its programme portfolio to include a BSc in Business Management and will soon have other additions.
The Malaysian campus is currently based in EduCity Iskandar, an elite multi-varsity complex in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, but will be expanding to a new campus in 2021 located within EcoWorld also in Iskandar Puteri.
To learn more about the April intake or to sign up for the Engineering Foundation Year, join their Virtual Open Days on the 11th and 12th of April 2020. Visit virtualopendays.southamptonmalaysia.com or call +6012 213 4704 to pre-register.
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