Gate­way to a good ca­reer in engineering

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STAR EDUCATION FAIR 2013 -

THE Univer­sity of Southamp­ton’s world-lead­ing de­grees in Me­chan­i­cal Engineering and Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tronic Engineering are now open for 2014 en­rol­ment at its pres­ti­gious Malaysia Cam­pus in EduCity, Iskan­dar.

From Oc­to­ber next year, the univer­sity is propos­ing to ex­pand its range of pro­grammes in Malaysia by of­fer­ing an un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree in Aero­nau­tics and Astro­nau­tics.

Sup­ported by Southamp­ton’s un­ri­valled rep­u­ta­tion and long suc­cess­ful his­tory of ed­u­ca­tion, re­search and en­ter­prise, th­ese de­gree pro­grammes are de­signed to help pave the ca­reer paths of as­pir­ing engi­neers in Malaysia and around the world.

In­no­va­tive teach­ing meth­ods and as­sess­ment

The Univer­sity of Southamp­ton Malaysia Cam­pus wel­comed its first stu­dents in 2012, of­fer­ing an un­matched stu­dent ex­pe­ri­ence through a range of in­no­va­tive teach­ing meth­ods and as­sess­ment.

Fu­ture grad­u­ates will com­plete their first two years in Malaysia and the fi­nal two in Bri­tain, ben­e­fit­ing from the same mod­ules in the first two years in Southamp­ton but at an over­all cost of 40% less.

Fa­cil­i­ties in both coun­tries are de­signed for ef­fec­tive hands-on learn­ing, with stu­dents in Bri­tain ex­posed to some of Southamp­ton’s out­stand­ing engineering teach­ing lab­o­ra­to­ries and com­put­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

Th­ese in­clude the univer­sity’s renowned high-volt­age lab­o­ra­tory and award-win­ning wind tun­nels where the road to Olympic gold started for many Bri­tish cy­clists and other high per­for­mance ath­letes.

Southamp­ton is also home to worl­drenowned re­search pioneers who have suc­cess­fully har­nessed light to de­velop the fi­bre­op­tic cable tech­nol­ogy that makes broad­band and other ser­vices pos­si­ble.

This means that ev­ery time you use the In­ter­net, your mo­bile phone or an au­to­matic teller ma­chine, you are us­ing tech­nol­ogy de­vel­oped at the Univer­sity of Southamp­ton.

Cur­rently ranked first in Bri­tain by the Guardian Univer­sity Guide for Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tronic Engineering, Southamp­ton is also in the Top 10 for Com­puter Sci­ence and IT and sec­ond for Me­chan­i­cal Engineering.

Glob­ally, the univer­sity’s com­bined sub­ject area of Engineering and Tech­nol­ogy places Southamp­ton 75th in the world ac­cord­ing to the lat­est Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion World Univer­sity Rank­ings.

With that pedi­gree, it is no sur­prise that Southamp­ton grad­u­ates are highly sought af­ter by ma­jor em­ploy­ers who also pro­vide other forms of di­rect sup­port for stu­dents such as schol­ar­ships.

In Malaysia, the top three aca­demic per­form­ers in Me­chan­i­cal Engineering are re­ceiv­ing spe­cial schol­ar­ships from the Lloyd’s Reg­is­ter Foun­da­tion, a ma­jor univer­sity part­ner.

Next year, a sec­ond set of schol­ar­ships from the foun­da­tion will be awarded to Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tronic Engineering stu­dents based in Malaysia.

“We are very proud of our 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,” said Univer­sity of Southamp­ton, Malaysia Cam­pus, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Prof John McBride.

For more de­tails, visit the Univer­sity of Southamp­ton Malaysia Cam­pus dur­ing one of its Open Days sched­uled for early next year.

Al­ter­na­tively, log on to www.southamp­ton. edu.my, e-mail Malaysia@southamp­ton.ac.uk or call 07-560 2560.

The top three aca­demic per­form­ers in Me­chan­i­cal Engineering re­ceiv­ing schol­ar­ships from the Lloyd’s Reg­is­ter Foun­da­tion. (From left) Lloyd’s Reg­is­ter South Asia area man­ager Mark Dar­ley, the schol­ars – Yap Jun Hou, Tai Jei See and Jeremy Fong, Prof McBride and UK Trade & In­vest­ment for Malaysia di­rec­tor Tony Collingridge.

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