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University of Southampton MalaysiaOpen Day

The University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM) is set to host its March Open Days for students considering a future in engineering, with the academics and students encouraging everyone to come down to Johor and get a feel of the courses on offer.

The University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM) is hosting two Open Days on the 16 and 23 March. Held within the EduCity development in Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia, the Open Day begins at 10am and ends at 4pm.

UoSM is the only foreign branch campus in Malaysia to offer split campus – 2 years in Malaysia followed by 2 years in the United Kingdom – degree programmes in Engineering.

The courses provide a route to Chartered Engineer status and are recognised by renowned international bodies. One of these is the Board of Engineers Malaysia via the international agreement known as the Washington Accord.

There will be a range of courses and free hands-on workshops on topics such as engineering design, flight simulator, python programming, and more. These are made available for those thinking of engineering as a route towards a successful and fulfilling career. The Open Day will enable visitors to meet the University’s academics, existing students as well as graduates.

‘’It’s a great opportunity for students as well as their parents to learn more about the many different opportunities open to them and gain expert, impartial advice from friendly, experienced advisers’’ says Syed Emir Al-Jamalulail, an alumnus of UoSM.

Currently working as a Plant Engineer in Gamuda, a multi-award winning engineering and construction company in Malaysia, Emir graduated in 2017 with a MEng in Mechanical Engineering/Aerospace. He spent the first two years of his degree in Malaysia before completing the remaining two years in the UK campus.

When asked why he chose this unique education experience, Emir said,

‘‘Both these campuses are great to study in for different reasons. In Southampton Malaysia, you have one of the best student-to-lecturer ratios in any university. Compared to other universities where you always have to keep on your toes to see if your lecturer has a free slot to help you with an equation you just cannot seem to make heads or tails of, here I had almost no problems in finding help for any academic or even personal issues I had. On the other hand, studying in the UK campus was also a different yet wonderful experience. Despite the fact that I had to work harder to find lecturers to help me with my problems, which by then was no longer really a problem as a third year student who is familiar with the system, the amount of labs, engineering facilities and more that you find on campus definitely more than makes up for it. They own one of the largest wind tunnels in the UK, which I think proved to be quite fascinating.’’

Prof. Neil Stephen, the university’s Head of Academic Affairs, said UoSM offers small class sizes, taught by highly experienced teachers. He encourages students thinking of a career in engineering to come along to the event and find out more.

‘’The next generation of engineers can look to find their place with us here at the University of Southampton Malaysia. You are joining a culture of excellence. Our students, faculty and staff come from very interesting and different backgrounds – intellectually, ethnically, economically and geographically – a distinguishing feature that makes studying at UoSM a truly unique experience.’’

In addition to meeting graduates and current students, visitors can look forward to learning more about the university’s scholarships, financing options, and student accommodation, touring the EduCity complex, and experiencing the different class activities. If you are interested in attending the Open Day, please register your interest at www.southampton.ac.uk/my/visitus

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