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First ECS students welcomed at University’s Malaysia campus

Published: 21 October 2013

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) has welcomed the first students onto its new Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) degree at the University of Southampton’s Malaysia campus (USMC)

The new degree programme started this autumn at USMC, at EduCity@Iskandar Nusjaya, with an initial intake of 10 students.

The four year 2+2 MEng degree will see the students spend the first two years studying in Malaysia before transferring to Southampton, UK, for the final two years.

The programme, which has been approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, combines ECS academics’ long experience in teaching excellent electrical engineering and electronic engineering programmes.

The EEE programme at USMC is identical to that offered at the Southampton campus, including the duplication of the outstanding ECS undergraduate laboratory facilities in Malaysia. As well as core EEE staff based at USMC, many academic staff from Southampton will be visiting USMC over the coming year to teach on the course. The University of Southampton has pioneered many of the most important advances in electronics and microelectronics over the past 30 years and is ranked first in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering by The Guardian University Guide 2014.

Professor Neil White, Head of ECS, said: “We are delighted to welcome our first students onto this pioneering course. The new programme gives them the unique opportunity to study both electronics and electrical engineering in Malaysia and Southampton, where they will be able to investigate the whole range of EEE from nano-scale devices up to grid level high voltage engineering.”

The EEE degree joins Southampton’s undergraduate MEng in Mechanical Engineering that enrolled its first students at USMC in 2012. The University is proud to offer these two flagship programmes through its Malaysia Campus.

Find out more about the Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng degree

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