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Foundation in Engineering

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Semenyih, Selangor
The Foundation in Engineering will give you a broad understanding of the fundamentals of engineering and a solid grounding in mathematics and other subjects, enabling you to successfully proceed to a BEng or MEng undergraduate engineering degree. 

You will have opportunities to interact with students and lecturers across the Faculty of Engineering, which will help you to make an informed decision on the branch of engineering that you would like to pursue. 

As an engineering student you will spend a significant amount of time performing lab work, as well as participating in tutorials, written assignments and attending lectures. 

There is a strong emphasis on the teaching of mathematical and physical sciences. You will also be introduced to computer language and programmes, as well as study and research techniques essential for undergraduate level programmes.

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Course Summary


Apr, Jun, Sept

Course Fees (estimated)

RM 19,800

Course Duration

2 or 3 semesters

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3-Semester Entry
5 Bs including additional mathematics, mathematics and physics, excluding moral studies and religious studies. Consideration to be made based on relevant subjects.

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

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.

BBB, including mathematics and physics, excluding Pengajian Am.

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 mathematics and physics (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects).

Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
70% average based on 6 subjects, including Advanced Functions, Calculus and 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 Curriculum)
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 2-Semester entry. Acceptance is at the discretion of the University.

English language requirements
(Academic): 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)

PTE (Academic): 65 (with no less than 59 in each element)

SPM: grade B+

1119 (GCE O): grade C

GCSE O-Level: grade C

IGCSE (First Language): grade C

IGCSE (Second Language): grade B


MUET: Band 4

UEC: grade B3
Malaysian – RM 9,900 per semester
Non-Malaysian – RM 11,800 per semester
First semester
Typical core modules
  • Computer Methods for Engineers
  • Light, Waves and Electron
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Study Skills for Engineers

Second semester
Typical core modules
  • Calculus
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Mechanics and Matter

Third semester
Typical core modules
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Programming for Engineers
  • Thermal Physics and Circular Motion

Typical optional modules
You may choose one of the following optional modules:
  • Applications of Electromagnetism
  • Thermal Chemistry
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