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Not Sure What To Study In Uni? If You're A Problem-Solver, Engineering Could Be Your Thing

Do you think out of the box?

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This Spotlight is sponsored by University of Southampton Malaysia.

Do you see ways to solve problems that others don't even consider?

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If you have a creative mind and love thinking out of the box, engineering could totally be your calling!

Being an engineer is so much more than just being good at maths (although that's really important too), it's the perfect industry for people who want to make the world a better place through creative solutions.

US engineering students held the first-ever brain-controlled drone race in 2016.

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How does engineering make the world better?

You could help make advances in the health industry that could save the lives of millions of people. Or perhaps you'll enhance technology and discover breakthroughs in the digital world to make our lives easier. If industrial operations are more your thing, you could focus on creating more efficient ways to produce better products for everyone. Another option is to join Engineers Without Borders and help marginalised communities all over the world.

There are so many avenues to explore as an engineer. With your unique set of skills, you'll have loads of possibilities in the future.

Engineers Without Borders provide solar energy for hot water and install LED Lamps for more than 120 orphans in Lebanon.

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If you want the opportunity to enhance your natural skills and pursue engineering, The University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM) offers multiple specialisations in the field

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The University of Southampton is ranked 96th in the QS World University Rankings 2019, and UoSM is their Malaysian branch. Situated in Educity Iskandar, a unique education hub located in Johor, you can enjoy the same quality of education as the UK but at a fraction of the cost.

As a student of UoSM, you get to learn from some of the best academicians from around the world, such as Dame Wendy Hall, known for her award-winning work on the World Wide Web!

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All the undergraduate programmes offered at UoSM are integrated Masters programmes, which means that instead of graduating with a Bachelors (BEng) in 4 years, you graduate with a Masters (MEng). That's probably why 94% of UoSM graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation!

Here are the four programmes offered at UoSM:

1. Engineering Foundation Year (1 year)

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2. MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics, specialising in:
- Aerodynamics
- Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Airvehicle Systems Design
- Computational Engineering and Design
- Engineering Management
- Materials and Structures
- Spacecraft Engineering

UoSM is the only Russell Group University to offer degrees that combines both Aeronautics and Astronautics. The course is ranked no. 4 in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2019. Plus, you get flying opportunities through Union Southampton or University Air Squadron in the UK!

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3. MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, specialising in:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Communications and Controls
- Digital and Analogue Electronics
- Mathematics
- Nanotechnology and Photonics
- Power Systems
- Computer Science/Software Engineering

This course is ranked no. 1 in Europe for Telecommunication Engineering according to Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, 2018. Meanwhile The Guardian University Guide 2019, ranks the course at no. 2.

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4) MEng Mechanical Engineering, specialising in:
- Acoustical Engineering
- Advanced Materials
- Aerospace
- Automotive
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computational Engineering and Design
- Engineering Management
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechatronics
- Naval Engineering
- Sustainable Energy Systems

As a Mechanical Engineering student in UoSM, you'll have access to world-class facilities including the university's wind tunnel, which is used by Formula One teams. Ranked no. 6 in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2019, this programme provides a direct route for you to chartered engineer (CEng) status!

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The intake for the Engineering Foundation Year is still open. And if you're worried about the cost, there are full-ride scholarships available for those eligible!

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Get more information on the Engineering Foundation programme here!

Want to find out more? Apply for the Engineering Foundation programme with ZERO application fees today!

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