Foundation in Engineering

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia

Quick Facts


1 year


Full-time, On-campus


Apr, Sep

Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • Interact with the best lecturers from the Faculty of Engineering, consistently ranked in the top 20 in the UK, The Complete University Guide
  • Kickstart your engineering studies with hands-on education, such as performing lab work, alongside tutorials and lectures
  • Gain a broad understanding of the fundamentals of engineering with a strong emphasis on mathematical and physical sciences, including computer programming
  • Automatic and unconditional entry into one of the School of Computer Science and School of Mathematical Sciences undergraduate degree courses upon successful completion

Course Structure

Semester 1:

  • Computer Methods for Engineers
  • Light, Waves and Electrons
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Study Skills for Engineers

Semester 2:

  • Calculus
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mechanics and Matter
  • Mathematics for Engineers

Semester 3:

Typical Core Modules

  • Advanced Calculus
  • Programming for Engineers
  • Thermal Physics and Circular Motion

Typical Optional Modules

  • Applications of Electromagnetism
  • Thermal Chemistry

Entry Requirements

3 Semester Entry:

  • SPM: 5 Bs including additional mathematics, mathematics and physics, excluding moral studies and religious studies. Consideration to be made based on relevant subjects.
  • GCSE/IGCSE: 1 A in mathematics and 4 Bs including physics. Consideration to be made based on relevant subjects. Applicants who have fallen short in obtaining the minimum mathematics grade requirement by a very narrow margin, but have obtained grade B in additional mathematics will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP): 6 in mathematics and 5,5,5,5 including physics, excluding Personal Project. Consideration to be made based on relevant subjects.

2 Semester Entry:

  • A Level: CCC, including mathematics and physics, excluding critical thinking and general studies
  • AS Level: BBB, including mathematics and physics, excluding critical thinking and general studies
  • STPM: C+C+C+, including mathematics and physics, excluding Pengajian Am.
  • UEC: 4 B3s and 1 B4, including mathematics and physics, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language
  • IB Diploma: 24 points, with 4,4,4 at Higher Level including mathematics and physics
  • SAM or other Australian Matriculations: ATAR 74 including specific subjects in mathematics and physics.
  • Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD): 70% average based on 6 subjects, including Advanced Functions, Calculus, Vectors and relevant science subjects. Consideration to be made based on relevant individual grades if specific subjects are required.Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements.
  • High School Diploma (US style): Minimum final GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) in High School Diploma with grade B in mathematics or pre-calculus and physics in grade 11 or 12.

Applicants who have successfully completed 12 years of education (definitions will vary according to school system) and meet the entry requirements for the programme, may be eligible to apply for the two semester entry. Acceptance is at the discretion of the University.

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)
  • PTE (Academic): 65 (with no less than 59 in each element)
  • SPM: CEFR level B2
  • GCSE O Level: grade C/4
  • IGCSE (first language): grade C/4
  • IGCSE (second language): grade B/6
  • IB MYP: 4
  • MUET: Band 4
  • UEC: grade B3

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results

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