2020 Our history your future - Science and Engineering prospectus - University of Nottingham

2020 Our history your future - Science and Engineering prospectus - University of Nottingham
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2020 Our history your future - Science and Engineering prospectus - University of Nottingham
     Why Nottingham?
                                                                                                        Worldwide                                                                           About

                                                                                                        study abroad
                                                                                                                                               Star                                         5,000
                                                                                                                                          rating in                                         students from

    Welcome to the
                                                                                                        Wealth of opportunities at our
                                                                                                        campuses in UK, China and         SETARA 2017                                       85 countries
                                                                                                        partner universities across the   under the mature                                  study at Malaysia

    world of Nottingham
                                                                                                        globe                             university categories

    Access to a world-class                                         Top                                                                   Over
    UK education
    Our programmes are Honour degree programmes and taught
    in English. All students graduate with the same degree and
                                                                                                        of the year                       290,000
    the same certificate, irrespective of which campus they study
    at. Our degrees are accredited by international professional    worldwide
                                                                                                        The Times and The Sunday Times
                                                                                                        Good University Guide 2019        alumni from across
    bodies such as:
      Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
                                                                    QS World University Rankings 2020                                     the globe
                                                                                                                                          Alumni from our UK, China and Malaysia campuses
      Association for Nutrition (AfN) UK
      British Computer Society (BCS)
      British Psychological Society (BPS)
      Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia
      Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
      Engineering Council, UK (ECUK)
                                                                                                        Nobel prize-                      Renowned for our commitment
      European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
      Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)                                                                winning                           to teaching and learning, we are in the
                                                                                                                                          top 100 of universities internationally.*
      General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), UK
                                                                                                        academics                         Recognised globally for teaching
      Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
                                                                                                        University of Nottingham
                                                                                                        academics have won Nobel          excellence, acclaimed for our life-
                                                                                                        Prizes twice since 2003
                                                                                                                                          changing research and home to
                                                                                                                                          students from all over the world,
                                                                                                                                          University of Nottingham is an inspiring
                                                                                                                                          place to study and work.

                                                                                                                                          In 2000 we became the first British university to set up a campus
                                                                                                                                          both outside of the UK and in Malaysia, earning University of
                                                                                                                                          Nottingham the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2001 and the Queen’s
                                                                                                                                          Award for Industry (International Trade) 2006.
                                                                                                                                          Since opening, Nottingham Malaysia has welcomed students from
                                                                                                        international                     across the globe and gained a reputation for world-class research and
                                                                                                        campuses                          teaching in arts, engineering, science and social science.

                                                                                                        in China
                                                                                                                                          * QS World University Rankings 2020

                                                                                                        and the UK
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It starts here   Contents
    Where it goes    Teaching and learning
                                                           Chemical and Environmental Engineering

    is up to you
                     Our campus                      11   Civil Engineering                        50
                     Student life                    13   Electrical and Electronic Engineering   54
                     Sporting opportunities          15    Mathematical Sciences                    59
                     Careers                         17    Mechanical, Materials and               63
                     Our alumni                      19    Manufacturing Engineering
                     Services for students           21
                     Accommodation                   23
                     International student support   25
                     International campuses          27   Science                                  67
                     Overseas opportunities          29   Biomedical Sciences                     68
                     Funding your studies            31   Biosciences                             71
                     See for yourself                33   Computer Science                        75
                                                           Environmental and Geographical Sciences 79
                                                           Pharmacy	                               82
                                                           Psychology	                             87
                     Foundation programmes           35   Pharmacy                                118
                     Engineering                     41   Psychology123
                     Science                         42   How to apply                             91
                                                           Where to find us                         93
                                                           Index                                     95
                                                           Get social                                97

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Teaching and learning

    Teaching excellence
    Students are the heart of the University and learn in an academically-stimulating                                       Envisioning the global
    environment. Students are especially nurtured with regards to personal                                                  workplace
    development, which includes current entrepreneurial and leadership skills. These                                        As an international university we
    commitments and their achievement are recognised by the Teaching Excellence                                             pride ourselves on generating
                                                                                                                            graduates with global attributes
    Framework (TEF) Gold rating for outstanding teaching achieved in 2017 and Rating                                        for the global workplace. Our
    System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA) 2017 5-star ‘Excellent’                                     student- centred style of learning
    for mature university category. There are just two of the most recent ratings                                           will equip you with the skills and
                                                                                                                            analytical abilities necessary to
    received for the quality of teaching and learning at Nottingham.                                                        thrive in business and industry.
                                                                                                                            Teaching and learning opportunities
                                                                                                                            at Nottingham Malaysia are directly
    The SETARA rating is further evidence of our strong commitment to the growth of                                         informed by cutting-edge research
    the higher education sector in Malaysia, in providing access to students to earn an                                     and technology.
    international degree with mobility opportunities across campuses in the UK and                                          Programme activities are enriched
    China. In addition, being part of two quality assurance jurisdictions (QAA*, UK and                                     by guest lectures from visiting
                                                                                                                            scholars, research seminars,
    MQA**) further strengthens our quality standing, as we are independently evaluated                                      workshops and student conferences.
    by these agencies. The University is consistently among the highest ranking                                             Classes are led by tutors who are
    performers in independent teaching assessments.                                                                         actively involved in extending the
                                                                                                                            boundaries of our knowledge, and
                                                                                                                            who seek to promote a community of
    An internationally                     Besides their qualification in their   Our undergraduate and postgraduate        learning in which undergraduate and
                                           respective discipline, they are        taught programmes provide a
    recognised UK degree                   required to obtain Post Graduate       structured framework for study.
                                                                                                                            postgraduate teaching feeds directly
                                                                                                                            into a collective and collaborative
    All degrees offered by University of   Certificate in Higher Education        They are based upon a programme           intellectual endeavour. The relatively
    Nottingham Malaysia are University     (PGCHE). Apart from teaching,          of strategic and innovative delivery      small size of our student body with
    of Nottingham degrees and are          academic staff members are             and assessment mechanisms and             an average staff student ratio of 1:14,
    subject to the same quality assurance required to be active in research       also traditional ones such as lectures,   allows for a more intimate teaching
    processes as those offered in the      and publication and be involved        seminars and tutorials. Students          and learning experience, with
    UK. You will graduate with a degree in community and international            will normally complete compulsory         academics readily approachable to
    from University of Nottingham,         engagement.                            core modules and will have the            provide further one-on-one support
    irrespective of the campus at which                                           opportunity to select from a number       where needed.
    you complete your programme, be it Quality programmes                         of optional modules.
    in the UK, China or Malaysia. You will                                                                                  In addition, our personal tutorial
    receive a UK-style education and all   We offer a comprehensive and                                                     system gives you access to
                                                                                  These programmes aim to equip
    our degree programmes, coursework varied range of programmes,                 you with a curiosity-driven and deep      academic staff to assist you in any
    materials, and assessments are in      catering to students at all levels,                                              non-academic issues that you may
                                           through foundation, undergraduate      understanding of your subject, as
    English.                                                                      well as a critical approach and skills    face during your time at University.
                                           and postgraduate to PhD. Our
                                                                                  relevant to your future career.
    Academic excellence                    programmes span a range of
                                                                                  Our teaching is informed by the                 nottingham.edu.my/
                                           disciplines and subjects across arts                                                     teachingandlearning
    All academic staff at the University   and social sciences, engineering and   very latest research findings and
                                                                                  our programmes constantly evolve          * The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
    of Nottingham Malaysia are             science. Our degrees are accredited
                                                                                  to incorporate new research               for Higher Education’s independent
    selected based on their excellence     by both the Malaysian and UK                                                     review of teaching quality in the UK.
    in teaching and research. Diversity    quality assurance agencies and by      developments, with many delivered
    is our strength. Our highly qualified  relevant national and international    by research scholars, passionate          ** The Malaysian Qualifications Agency
    academic staff members are from the professional bodies such as the           about their subjects. We also             (MQA) for quality assurance practices
                                                                                  regularly consult with businesses and     and accreditation of national higher
    UK, Malaysia and various countries     Association of MBAs, EQUIS, the UK                                               education in Malaysia.
    recruited based on open international Engineering Council, the General        employers to ensure our programmes
    competition.                           Pharmaceutical Council (UK), Board     are structured with the opportunity
                                           of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and        to develop key transferable skills for
                                           Pharmacy Board Malaysia (PBM).         employment.

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    research                                                                                                              Future food Malaysia

                                                                                                                          In the face of climate change we must develop
                                                                                                                          new, resilient crops.
     	Over 400 papers were published by                    Support                                                       Yields must also increase to feed the additional two
        academics in 2018*                                  We provide extensive support for our academic staff           billion people expected by 2050.
     	We currently have a portfolio of more              through initiatives such as the Early Career Researcher
                                                            programme, and workshops organised by the newly               Better access to healthier, safer, more nutritious
        than RM43 million for both internally               formed Research and Knowledge Exchange hub.                   food is needed in all countries due the growing
        and externally funded research-related                                                                            prevalence of pollutants, nutrient deficiencies and
                                                            We run regular competitions with opportunities for internal   over-processed foods.
        activities.                                         funding for various research-related activities.              Our research identifies sustainable local solutions
       5* rating from the Malaysian Research                                                                              in Asia to the global challenge of feeding a growing
       Assessment Instrument (MyRA)                         Research                                                      population in a changing world. We have more
                                                            Here at Nottingham we deliver research that transforms        than 150 active research projects spanning schools
    * As submitted to MyRA 2018                             lives and shapes the future, with a particular focus on       and departments in both faculties.
                                                            addressing the challenges facing South East Asia and
    Accolades                                               beyond.
    Recent awards for our academic staff include:
                                                            We currently support more than 300 postgraduates and
    Appointment as Academy of Science Malaysia
                                                            280 research-active staff working on a large portfolio
    Fellow (FASc) 2019; Winner of the L'Oréal-UNESCO
                                                            of interdisciplinary projects funded by government
    International Rising Talents award 2018; Winner of
                                                            agencies, non-governmental organisations and
    the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National
    Fellowship 2019;
                                                            Many of our research projects have international
    Two shortlisted nominees for the Science, Technology
    and Digital category Women of the Future awards South
    East Asia 2020.

                                                                                                                                                                                 Developing sustainable societies

                                                                                                                                                                                 The world is changing in the face of population
                                                                                                                                                                                 growth, climate change and diminishing natural
                                                                                                                                                                                 resources we must deepen our understanding
                                                                                                                                                                                 of changing environments and pioneer new
                                                                                                                                                                                 ways to save our precious planet.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Our research seeks solutions towards
                                                                                                                                                                                 preserving our environment for a more
                                                                                                                                                                                 sustainable future. We have more than 100
                                                                                                                                                                                 active research projects spanning schools and
                                                                                                                                                                                 departments in both faculties.
                                                                                                                                                                                 In addition to these major interdisciplinary
                                                                                                                                                                                 research themes, we have established research
                                                                                                                                                                                 groups and institutes on: digital frontiers,
                                                                                                                                                                                 nanotechnology and advanced materials, green
                                                                                                                                                                                 technologies, smart manufacturing, aerospace
                                                                                                                                                                                 technology, and Inclusion and diversity in the
    To see more of what’s on offer, visit
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Our campus

       On         Combining beautiful
                  gardens, striking
                                              A strong sense of
                                                                                      Transport is available from the
                                                                                      campus to the nearest bus and rail
                                                                                      stations, providing easy access to KL
                                                                                                                              Prayer rooms are available 24-hours
                                                                                                                              a day for Muslim students, with a
                                                                                                                              free bus service provided to the

                                                                                      and the surrounding region. Kuala       mosque in Semenyih for Friday
                  architecture and            University of Nottingham Malaysia is
                                                                                      Lumpur International Airport is just    prayers. Buddhist, Christian and
                                              characterised by its strong sense of
                  state-of-the-art learning   community, created by approachable
                                                                                      a 30-minute drive away, making it
                                                                                      an ideal base from which to explore
                                                                                                                              Hindu places of worship can be
                                                                                                                              found in Semenyih and university
                  and research facilities,    staff, a welcoming student body,
                                              excellent support services and a
                                                                                      locally and further afield.             facilities are also available to support
                                                                                                                              and host these activities.
                  our University is an        wide range of activities to help you
                                                                                      Amenities for
                                              meet new people and feel at home.
                  inspirational place to                                              your convenience                        Eat, drink
                  live, work and study.       A truly Malaysian                       Our self-sufficient campus provides     and socialise
                                              setting                                 students and staff with a range of      The campus has an indoor and
                                                                                      amenities. Facilities include:          outdoor food court based in the
                                              We are based on a self-contained
                                                                                                                              Students’ Association Building,
                                              site near Semenyih in the state           24-hour computer access
                                                                                                                              which has recently been extended
                                              of Selangor, 30 kilometres from           convenience stores                    and renovated, providing a wide
                                              Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur
                                                                                        vending machines                      choice of food for all tastes. The
                                              (KL). The beautiful setting and
                                                                                        ATMs                                  University has also invested money in
                                              state-of-the-art teaching, learning,
                                                                                        an extensive library                  creating social and learning hubs for
                                              research and leisure facilities
                                                                                                                              students in the Students’ Association
                                              combine to make an inspirational          a sports complex                      Building and around campus. These
                                              environment for studying and              an Islamic Centre                     are perfect places to relax and catch
                                              student life.
                                                                                        a health centre                       up with friends.
                                                                                        a creche

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Student life
                                                                                                 Networks bring together students       Sustainability Network also focuses            	Sports Network – Sports Officer
                                                                                                 either to discuss issues of            on activities that are charitable and          	Sustainability Network –
                                                                                                 importance or to work together to      promote equal opportunity as well                 Sustainability Officer
                                                         Students’ Association                   organise events, campaigns or other    as social justice.                             	Welfare Network –
                                                         of UNM                                  forms of value-adding activities to
                                                                                                 our student community.                 The networks under the various
                                                         As a student at the University, you                                            executive officers are:                    Home Students' Officer and
                                                         are automatically a member of the       Each network is chaired by an SA                                                  International Students Officer who
                                                                                                                                           Education Network –
                                                         Students’ Association (SA), which       Executive Officer. Networks are also                                              deal with:
                                                                                                                                               Education Officer
                                                         focuses on student experience and       channels to collectively bring up                                                    – Accommodation
                                                                                                                                             International Students’ Bureau
                                                         also acts as the bridge between         welfare concerns to the University                                                   – Food
                                                                                                                                                 (ISB) – International Students'
                                                         the student community and               management while recommending                                                        – Health
                                                         University management.                  ways to improve and resolve such                                                     – Security
                                                                                                 matters.                                        Marketing and Communications
                                                                                                                                                                                      – Transport
                                                         The SA encourages you to get to                                                         Network – Vice President
                                                         know your peers and get involved        Whilst playing a part in creating               Postgraduate Students' Network
                                                         with the wide range of events           a green environment, the                        (PGSN) – Postgraduate Officer
                                                         and activities organised by the
                                                         SA Executives and its clubs and
                                                         societies, beginning with Freshers’
                                                         Week for new students.                                                                                                         Student Council
                                                         The SA receives an annual grant                                                                                                The Student Council serves as
                                                         from the University in order                                                                                                   a key component of our student
                                                         to offer activities and improve                                                                                                community it is the highest
                                                         equipment and facilities for                                                                                                   governing and policy setting body
                                                         students. We also have the                                                                                                     of the Students’ Association (SA).
                                                         authority to raise additional funds                                                                                            Council consists of over 40 student
                                                         from profits made, by running                                                                                                  representatives who serve in the
                                                         activities and via business ventures                                                                                           interest of all students. Councillors
                                                         run by students, such as its very                                                                                              serve at various levels across our
                                                         own merchandise shop Nott A                                                                                                    vibrant student community under
                                                         Shop.                                                                                                                          the positions of: Student Council
                                                                                                                                                                                        Steering Committee, SA Executive
                                                         You may choose to take the

     Student life
                                                                                                                                                                                        Officers, faculty and school
                                                         leadership challenge as an elected                                                                                             representatives, postgraduate
                                                         student officer in the SA Executive                                                                                            representatives, clubs and societies
                                                         Committee, the Student Council                                                                                                 representatives, hall tutors and five
                                                         Steering Committee, clubs and                                                                                                  random voting members from the
                                                         societies executive positions, or                                                                                              student body. Council’s roles include
                                                         use your talents to organise or                                                                                                the consideration of business
     Our vibrant campus is welcoming and                 participate in events and activities.
                                                         Whatever you decide to do, there
                                                                                                                                                                                        affecting the student community,
                                                                                                                                                                                        initiation and framing of SA by laws
     has many events and activities on offer.            are ample opportunities available
                                                         to help develop your skills while
                                                                                                                                                                                        and the regulation of SA policy

     The Students’ Association provides many             enhancing your CV.
     opportunities to enhance university life,                                                                                                 Students’ Association Executive Committee
                                                                                                 Clubs and Societies
     and our facilities enable you to socialise                                                  The SA has about 80 clubs and                 The SA is run by an Executive               Positions held by the Executive
     and participate in activities.                     Freshers’ Week                           societies covering a wide spectrum
                                                                                                 of interests:
                                                                                                                                               Committee (EXCO) of nine elected
                                                                                                                                               full-time student volunteers holding
                                                                                                                                                                                           Committee include:
                                                                                                                                                                                            	Activities Officer
                                                        The SA aims to provide all                                                             various portfolios to serve the
                                                                                                   Academic                                                                                          Education Officer
                                                        new students with a fun-filled                                                         student community. The EXCO aims
                                                                                                   Creative arts                               to improve the experience of student            Home Students' Officer
                                                        Freshers’ Week experience.
     Find out more about the Students’ Association at   During Freshers’ Week you can              Cultural                                    life by providing representation,                International Students' Officer
                                                        enjoy various events designed              Religious                                   development opportunities and                         Postgraduate Students' Officer
          sanottingham.org                              to welcome you to the                                                                  quality services for all our students.                President
                                                                                                   Special interests
                                                        University, make new friends                                                           No matter what is your level of                       Sports Officer
          sauonm                                        and experience the diversity.              Sports                                      study, your student experience will               Sustainability Officer
                                                        Past activities have included            It is highly recommended that you             be taken care of by your elected
          saunmalaysia                                                                                                                                                                             Vice President
                                                        ice-breaking sessions, karaoke,          become a member of one or more                peers from the time you step into the
                                                        campus-wide treasure hunts,              of our clubs and societies to build           University until the day you graduate.
                                                        cabaret, bowling, BBQ nights,            up your CV and for your own self-             To see more of what is happening at
                                                        music jamming sessions and               development.                                  our University, visit nottingham.edu.
                                                        much more.
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Sporting opportunities

                                                                                     Sports facilities

                                                                                     University of Nottingham Malaysia boasts an
                                                                                     impressive range of sports facilities which are free

                                                                                     to all students and staff.
                                                                                     Indoor facilities include courts for badminton,
                                                                                     basketball, futsal, netball, squash, and volleyball;
                                                                                     a fully-equipped gymnasium; and a multi-purpose
                                                                                     room for martial arts or table tennis.
                                                                                     Outdoor facilities include a five-a-side football
                                                                                     and hockey pitch; a jogging track; a multipurpose
                                                                                     field with football, rugby and cricket pitches; a
                                                                                     mini archery range; a multipurpose outdoor court
                                                                                     suitable for basketball, futsal, and volleyball; and
                                                                                     two tennis courts.
     As well as an excellent academic                                                We also have a 25m outdoor swimming pool with
     reputation, Nottingham is well known                                            mixed gender, male and female only sessions.

     for its sporting success and was the winner
     of The Times and The Sunday Times Good
     University Guide Sports University of the
     Year 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                 Sports Clubs
                                                                                                                                                                 The Students’ Association
                                                                                                                                                                 (page 13) supports many sport
                                                                                                                                                                 clubs that you can join during
                                                                                                                                                                 your time with us. This include
                                                                                                                                                                 clubs for archery, badminton,
                                                                                                                                                                 cheerleading, chess, cricket,
                                                                                                                                                                 dodgeball, fitness, football,
                                                                                                                                                                 frisbee, hockey, martial arts,
                                                                                                                                                                 netball, paintball, rock climbing,
                                                                                                                                                                 rugby, squash, swimming, table
                                                                                                                                                                 tennis and volleyball.

                                                   Whether you’re passionate         Tri Campus Games
                                                   about competing or just fancy
                                                   something new, we’ve got it
     GOOD                                                                            Unique within higher education, our Tri Campus Games see students
     UNIVERSITY                                    Find out about getting involved   from each of our Nottingham campuses – Malaysia, the UK and China –
     GUIDE                                         in sport at Nottingham:           competing against each other in several sports. The Games involve nearly
     2019                                                                            200 students from more than 20 nationalities and are held on a different
                                                        nottingham.edu.my/sport    international campus each year.
     UNIVERSITY                                                                      Get involved in the games through one of the Students’ Association sports
     OF THE YEAR                                                                     clubs or come along and show your fellow students your support!
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     Kick start
     your career
     Our experts in Careers Advisory
     Service offer ongoing support for
     planning your career throughout your
     time at University and beyond.

                                                                                                                                                            Set yourself apart
     Our services will provide you with essential resources and guidance for your
     career choices and offer many opportunities for you to develop the skills                                             Research shows                   The Nottingham Advantage Award
     needed to plan and manage your future. We help you find your future by:                                               that Nottingham                  is a voluntary extracurricular
                                                                                                                           is one of the most               programme that enables you to
      arranging company presentations, field trips,             	
                                                                 providing access to dedicated online and printed         targeted universities            develop further skills outside your
      networking events, roadshows and on-campus 		               careers information on relevant occupations, employers   by Britain’s leading             main degree programme.
      interviews                                                  and further study through the Careers Resource Centre
      creating awareness of the importance of career            	
                                                                 providing you with necessary knowledge to
                                                                                                                           graduate employers.*             It provides the opportunity to gain additional skills and
                                                                                                                                                            experiences that you can put on your CV, adding to the
      information, resources, skills development and career      manage your career expectations and enhance your          * Ranked in the top ten in The   portfolio of employability skills that you will have developed
      guidance to fully prepare you for the workplace            employability                                             Graduate Market 2013-2018,       by the time you graduate.
      liaising and maintaining close links with potential                                                                High Fliers Research
                                                                                                                                                            These include language learning, community volunteering,
      employers to obtain information on career                                                                                                             career skills and enhancing sustainability skills. Modules
      opportunities, internship and training programmes and           careers@nottingham.edu.my
                                                                                                                                                            successfully completed under the Award are recognised on
      competitions                                                                                                                                          your degree transcript and those students who complete
                                                                      UNM Careers
      maintaining good relationships and excellent 		                                                                                                       the full award (at least three modules) receive an additional
      collaborations with potential employers for the benefit         UNM Careers                                                                           certificate upon graduation.
      of students, employers and the University
                                                                      blogs.nottingham.edu.my/careers                                                               nottingham.edu.my/currentstudents/nottingham-
     	offering advice on matters such as CV and cover letter                                                                                                    	 advantage-award
       writing, interview and job hunting skills                      nottingham.edu.my/careers
      organising events such as careers fairs, careers talks
      and employability workshops to provide invaluable
      opportunities to meet potential employers

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Our alumni
                                                          As a graduate of the University of Nottingham, you will join our
                                                          global community of 290,000 alumni which includes pioneering

     Our global
                                                          scientists, international policymakers, leaders of national charities,
                                                          newspaper editors, novelists, Olympic medallists and a Nobel Prize

     community                                            Our alumni
                                                          Graduates of the University of Nottingham
                                                          automatically become members of our global alumni
                                                          community enabling access to extensive services:
                                                                                                                   Notable alumni
                                                                                                                   We’re proud of the contribution that our alumni make to
                                                                                                                   society. Here’s what some of them have gone on to do:
                                                                                                                     Dr Deng Yaping–China’s Sporting Star of the century
                                                              alumni reunions
                                                           	lifelong access to the Careers Advisory Service        DH Lawrence–author
                                                           	 masterclasses                                          Dr Stewart Adams OBE–pharmacologist and creator
                                                           	 mentoring programmes                                    of the painkiller ibuprofen
                                                           	 recognition through Alumni Laureate Awards
                                                           	 social networking events                               DYMM Tuanku Zara Salim–Raja Permaisuri Perak
                                                                                                                     H. E. Mrs Nur Ashikin Mohd Taib–Ambassador at
                                                                   nottingham.edu.my/alumni                           Embassy of Malaysia to Sweden
                                                                                                                     John Rishton–former CEO, Rolls-Royce
                                                          Alumni Online                                              Judith McHale–former Under-Secretary of State in
                                                          Join our online alumni community to find and stay in        the US Obama Administration
                                                          touch with friends, enquire about the latest exclusive
                                                          alumni events, gain access to social networking sites,    	
                                                                                                                     Molly Fong–CEO of Body Shop (West Malaysia and
                                                          subscribe to newsletters and receive the alumni            Vietnam)
                                                          magazine.                                                  Sir Andrew Witty–former Chancellor of University of
                                                                                                                      the Nottingham and former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline
                                                                                                                     ir Clive Granger–economist and Nobel Prize
                                                                                                                     Winner 2003
                                                          Follow us at:                                              Sir John Sawers–former Chief of the Secret
                                                                                                                      Intelligence Service (MI6)
                                                                   UNMC Alumni                                       The late DYMM Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Ibni
                                                                                                                      Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-
                                                                                                                      lah–former King of Malaysia and Sultan of Perak
                                                                   unmalumniofficial                                 The late DYMM Tuanku Ja’afar Ibni Almarhum
                                                                                                                      Tuanku Abdul Rahman–Former King of Malaysia and
                                                                                                                      Yang Di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan
                                                                                                                     YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku
                                                                                                                       Ja’afar–son of the former King of Malaysia
                                                                                                                      M Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen
                                                                                                                     Bin Tengku Ismail–former Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                                                                                                                     Minister of Trade and Industry and Deputy Minister
                                                                                                                     of Defence, and Founding Chairman of the University
                                                                                                                     of Nottingham in Malaysia Sdn Bhd

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Services for students

     Your support
     Academic and practical support

                   Library resources
       The library has a comprehensive collection of books to
       meet the taught programmes offered by the University.
                                                                                     Student Service Centres
         The library also has a wide spectrum of electronic                   The Student Services Centre located in the Students’
        and information resources, including subject-based                    Association building helps you with accommodation,
          reference enquiry, internet subject gateway and                       campus services, finance, sponsorship, support
       subject focused academic support services. Electronic                 services, registry, and visa queries. For faculty matters
         resources can be accessed anywhere via internet.                           you will need to visit your faculty office.


                              Student registry                                                        Academic and
            The Student Registry Office oversees administrative matters that                         personal tutoring
         concern students, including issuing letters, processing withdrawal and
         suspension applications, producing official transcripts and certificates,
          maintaining the student records database, updating student details,
                                                                                                  At the start of each semester you will             Health and wellbeing
           setting the academic calendar, managing and updating programme
                                                                                                   meet your personal tutor and may
                                                                                                   turn to them for advice for related
                             nottingham.edu.my/studentregistry                                                    matters.

                                                                                                                                           University Health                      Academic                               Faith provision
                                                                                                                                           Centre                                 and disability                         Prayer rooms are available 24
                                                                                                                                           We offer healthcare, a pharmacy,       Support                                hours for Muslim students on the
                                                                                                                                           GPs, physiotherapy laboratory tests                                           ground floor of the Computer
                                                                                                                                                                                  We can help with personal and          Centre and Islamic Centre. The
                                                                                                                                           and referals to hospitals.             academic issues affecting your
           English language support                                                            IT services                                       nottingham.edu.my/               studies, including advice on writing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         nearest mosque is in Semenyih and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a free bus service is provided for
                                                                                IT Services provide a range of facilities both on                
                                                                                                                                                healthcentre                     techniques, managing your time,        Muslim students for Friday prayers.
            The Centre for English Language Education                          campus and off campus. These include computer                                                      exam preparation, dyslexia support
             provides English language support for all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Buddhist, Christian and Hindu
                                                                                                                                                                                  and support for other specific
              students who need it through our free
                                                                              rooms, video conferencing facilities, print, copy and
                                                                              scanning facilities, and student portals for accessing
                                                                                                                                           Counselling and                        learning differences, as well as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         places of worship are located in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Semenyih and our facilities are also
                       insessional classes.                                                       study materials.                         mental health                          arranging support and access for       available to support and host these
                                                                                                                                           Our free and confidential              disabled students.                     activities.
                        nottingham.edu.my/celfe                                             nottingham.edu.my/IT-Services                  counselling service provides
                                                                                                                                           emotional support, self-help                  
                                                                                                                                           resources and individual counselling
                                                                                                                                           consultation where appropriate.
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Students with specific                         How to apply
      Accommodation                             On-campus                               requirements                                   New students may apply for on-         enjoy the option to request for the
                                                                                        If you have a physical disability              campus accommodation as soon           same room in the new academic
                                                accommodation                           or have special needs, kindly                  as you have your University student    year. Confirmation of your room
                                                options                                 indicate when applying via OLAA                ID which is usually issued after you   is on first accepted with payment

     Your perfect home
                                                                                        and provide written supporting                 have submitted your programme          basis.
                                                We offer various room types
                                                                                        documentation or medical reports               application.
                                                within our 11 halls of residence
                                                with total 2,400 beds to suit your      from a registered physician/doctor.                                                   On-campus accommodation will
                                                budget. The rooms range from            These will be forwarded to our                 Current students who are               be allocated to Returning Residents
                                                single ensuite, twin share to four      Student Wellbeing and Learning                 progressing/continuing their           based on availability of a room and
                                                shared bedrooms. All the halls          Support Office for further advise              studies (Returning Residents) are      on a “first come first served with
     Finding the right place to live while      are within easy walking distance        and assessment. You may also
                                                                                        indicate your room preference
                                                                                                                                       encouraged to apply in January         payment basis.
                                                to the academic buildings, sports                                                      (and accept with payment by end
     you study is an important consideration    facilities, food, retail and leisure    to be within an “All Female”                   February) for the new academic
     in your choice of university. Our          facilities. Each residential hall has
                                                its own Hall Wardens (staff) and
                                                                                        hall of residence.                             year starting in September and

     Accommodation Office offers a free         Hall Tutors (postgraduate students)
                                                who will be available to provide
     and friendly service in helping you find   assistance related to your safety           Room types                                                                           Rental per student
     a place to live that not only suits your   and welfare.                                Deluxe single en-suite bathroom
                                                                                            with air-conditioning
                                                                                                                                                                                 RM750 per month

     needs but lets you get on                  Facilities include:
                                                 	cleaning services
                                                                                            Single en-suite bathroom with air-conditioning                                       RM680 per month
     with university life – both studying        	communal student area (student           Single shared en-suite bathroom                                                      RM615 per month
                                                                                            with air-conditioning
     and having fun.                               village south J1-I5)
                                                 	communal student hub*                    Single shared bathroom in five                                                       RM585 per month
                                                 	convenience store*                       room flat with air-conditioning
                                                 	laundromat                               Single shared en-suite bathroom                                                      RM510 per month
                                                 	mini fridge in each room*                Single shared bathroom in five room flat                                             RM480 per month
                                                 	outdoor gym (student village             Twin shared in six bed flat                                                          RM455 per month
                                                   north and south)                         Four shared bedroom                                                                  RM395 per month
                                                 	pantry facilities
                                                 	room repair and maintenance
                                                   wireless internet connection
                                                * only available in student village
                                                north J1-J6

                                                Accommodation fees include
                                                utilities and internet connection.
                                                The room rental will be billed on
                                                a quarterly basis and students in
                                                rooms with air-conditioning will
                                                be billed on a quarterly basis for
                                                air-conditioning usage based on a
                                                meter reading.

                                                Coin operator laundry washing              As long as you have your                Room Preferences and Allocation
                                                machines and dryers are available          Student ID, you can register
                                                at both Student Village North and          with OLAA, the University's on-         Different room types are available         In the event that you do not get
                                                South. Clothes line and drying             line accommodation application          to suit your budget and preference.        your preferred room type, it is
                                                areas are also available within the        portal, which will allow you to:        Applicants must prioritise their           recommended that you accept what
                                                residential halls. Students can use                                                choice of room type from 1 (first)         is been offered to prevent further
                                                the coin-operated launderette                 indicate your date and time of       to 5 (fifth). Accommodation Office         delay. You will have the chance to
                                                services at own expenses.                     arrival                              cannot process your application if         change to your preferred room type
                                                                                            	manage your offer (accept,           you selected less than five choices.       by applying for room transfer after
                                                                                              decline or apply for an              Kindly be reminded that we follow          you have checked-in to the room
                                                Find out more                                 extension)                           a “first come first served with            offered to you. Your room transfer
                                                      +60 3 8924 8604                       	preview and select the various       payment” policy to confirm the             request will be processed according
                                                                                              types of rooms available             room type.                                 to room availability due to “No
                                                      accommodation@                        	submit your application                                                         Show”.
                                                      nottingham.edu.my                                                            Apply here
                                                      nottingham.edu.my/                   OLAA will also provide you with
                                                      accommodation                        other important information                     applyaccommodation.nottingham.edu.my.
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International student support
                                                                                                                                                                                           Medical insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                           Medical insurance coverage is compulsory and

       “Selamat Datang, Huan Yíng
                                                                                                                                                                                           arranged for you by International Student Support
                                                                                                                                                                                           department. The coverage takes effect from the point
                                                                                                                                                                                           of registration on campus.

       and Vanakkam!”

                                                                                                                                                                                           Student visa support
       University of Nottingham Malaysia welcomes you                                                                                                                                      All non-Malaysian nationals who wish to study at an

       to one of the most diverse nations in Asia.                                                                                                                                         educational institution in Malaysia are required to hold
                                                                                                                                                                                           a valid Student Pass. We assist international students
                                                                                                                                                                                           in arranging dependant passes for spouse or family
                                                                                                                                                                                           members, renewing the student visa while transferring
                                                                                                                                                                                           schools within Malaysia and any other visa-related


     Welcome to Malaysia                                             Having been colonised by the Portuguese, Dutch and                                                                    Airport pick-up
     Covering an area of 127,350 square miles, Malaysia
                                                                     British, see these influences in the architecture, hear them   The capital city                                       We offer an airport pick-up service for new
                                                                     in Malay language and taste them in the internationally-       The Malaysia campus is a 45-minute drive away          international students on designated days prior to the
     consists of two regions separated by the South China Sea:       acclaimed Malaysian cuisine. Visitors to Malaysia are also
     Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo (also known as                                                                        from Kuala Lumpur (KL), one of Asia’s most             registration week. Email us at:
                                                                     left awestruck by the tropical beauty of the country - with    vibrant cities. KL is a true metropolis with some
     West and East Malaysia respectively). Peninsular Malaysia       pristine beaches, some of the world’s best underwater
     extends southeast from the border of Thailand. Malaysian                                                                       of the world’s tallest buildings, largest shopping              international.support@nottingham.edu.my
                                                                     wildlife, ancient rainforests and UNESCO world heritage        havens and modern infrastructure. However,
     Borneo consists of the states of Sabah and Sarawak which        sites to explore, nature enthusiasts will find an exciting
     are located on the north-western coastal region of the                                                                         Kuala Lumpur also has pockets of historical
                                                                     home in Malaysia.
     island of Borneo. The country’s population is over 30 million                                                                  sites, traditional villages (known as kampung)         Meet us
     to date.                                                                                                                       and greenery which are fun to explore on the           Members of the International Office frequently
                                                                                                                                    weekends. The city is served by a comprehensive        travel to different countries to meet with prospective
     Malaysia is a country with a unique blend of cultural                                                                          transportation system including buses, trains, a       students and their families. We also have overseas
     influences and ethnic groups. The country is home to three                                                                     monorail and a number of airports.                     representatives in a number of countries who can help
     main ethnic groups: Malays, Chinese and Indians, as well as                                                                                                                           you find the right programme, and offer support and
     the native Orang Asli.                                                                                                         Kuala Lumpur lies in the heart of Southeast
                                                                                                                                                                                           advice through the application process. If you would
                                                                                                                                    Asia, and due to the number of low-cost and
                                                                                                                                                                                           like to visit the University in person, we will be happy to
                                                                                                                                    international carriers transiting in the country, it
                                                                                                                                                                                           arrange it for you.
                                                                                                                                    is an inexpensive starting point for travel around
                                                                                                                                    Southeast Asia and Australia.
                                                                                                                                    International student
                                                                                                                                    support services
                                                                                                                                    Our international student support service
                                                                                                                                    promotes the wellbeing and social interaction
                                                                                                                                    of international students. We provide invitations
                                                                                                                                    for visas and opening bank accounts, advice on         If you are an international student with a query about
                                                                                                                                    any problems you have with living and studying
                                                                                                                                                                                           studying with us in Malaysia, please contact us:
                                                                                                                                    in Malaysia and information on the professional
                                                                                                                                    support services available at the University.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    +60 3 8924 8686



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International campuses

     Our international                                              University of Nottingham Ningbo China

     During your time with us, you might have the chance
     to study at one of our campuses in the UK or China. All
     our campuses offer a warm and friendly environment,
     interesting landscapes and first-rate facilities.

                                               Jubilee Campus, UK
                                                                    UK campuses                                                Sutton Bonington Campus
                                                                    University Park Campus                                     Located in the beautiful countryside of south
                                                                                                                               Nottinghamshire, Sutton Bonington Campus occupies
                                                                    Set around a lake with beautifully kept gardens, the       a spacious 100-acre site with its own teaching and
                                                                    330-acre University Park is the University’s principal     learning facilities, sports centre, student guild, social
                                                                    campus. Receiving Green Flag Award status every year       amenities and halls of residence.
                                                                    since 2003, it is one of the most attractive campuses in
                                                                    the country and features a mixture of period buildings     Ten miles south of University Park, the campus benefits
                                                                    and modern teaching and research facilities, with 12       from state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities
                                                                    halls of residence, a conference and exhibition centre,    including purpose-built plant, food and nutrition
                                                                    sports facilities and Nottingham Lakeside Arts.            science buildings, specialised laboratories, a 24-hour
                                                                                                                               learning resource centre, extensive library, University
                                                                                                                               farm and a dairy centre with 180 robotically milked
                                                                    Jubilee Campus                                             cows. The campus also houses the School of Veterinary
                                                                    Jubilee Campus opened in 1999 and is just one mile         Medicine and Science which opened in 2006 as the
                                                                    from University Park. It is an exemplar in sustainable     first in Britain for more than 50 years.
                                                                    brownfield regeneration and has won numerous awards
                                                                    for its environmentally friendly design. The modern,
                                                                    purpose-built buildings include teaching and research      China Campus
                                                                    facilities, residences, retail, social and support
                                                                    amenities, libraries and a sports hall.
                                                                                                                               University of Nottingham Ningbo
                                                                    Aspire, one of the country’s tallest free-standing works
                                                                    of public art, soars to 60 metres above the campus.        China campus became the first British university to
                                                                    The adjoining Innovation Park was launched in 2008         establish and run a campus independently within mainland
                                                                    and continues to expand and evolve, hosting specialist     China when the first intake of students were admitted in
                                                                    facilities for global satellite navigation systems,        2004.
                                                                    renewable energy technologies, mental health research      Around two-and-a-half hours by car from Shanghai, the
                                                                    and aerospace technologies.                                China Campus is based at the Higher Education Park
                                                                                                                               in Ningbo, a historic port city on China’s eastern coast.
                                                                                                                               The campus covers 144 acres of landscaped parkland,
                                                                                                                               with a central lake and its own version of Nottingham’s
                                                                                                                               famous Trent Building. There are academic, residential
                                                                                                                               and support facilities for almost 8,000 students
                                                                                                                               including academic offices, a library, a fully equipped
                                                                                                                               sports centre, a Students’ Union, restaurants and shops.

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Overseas opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                      China Campus

     Nottingham has an extensive network of exciting exchange links.
     We offer life-enhancing opportunities to study abroad at our
     campuses in the UK and China as well as the chance to study for
     a period of time at partner universities across the globe.
     Inter-campus exchange Universitas 21/partner                                           Aarhus University, Denmark
                                                                                                                                 University Park Campus, UK
                                                                                            Bocconi University, Milan Italy
     As an undergraduate student, university exchanges                                      Chungbuk National University ,
     one unique feature of Nottingham            The Universitas 21/partner                 Korea                                                              If you are registered for your
     Malaysia is the opportunity for you         university exchange is a competitive
     to spend one or two semesters               programme that offers undergraduate
                                                                                            Concordia University, Canada                                       degree programme at University
                                                                                            Korea Advanced Institute of
     during your second year of study            students the opportunity to study at       Science and Technology (KAIST)
                                                                                                                                                               of Nottingham Malaysia, you
     at University of Nottingham UK, or
     University of Nottingham Ningbo
                                                 a partner university for one semester
                                                 or one academic year as part of their      Munich University of Applied                                       can access opportunities to
     China, while paying Malaysia Campus         Nottingham degree. To be eligible
                                                                                            Science, Germany                                                   study for a period of time
     tuition fees. Participation is subject to                                              National Taiwan University
     the programme or programme being
                                                 you must have completed one year of
                                                                                            Sciences Po Toulouse, France
                                                                                                                                                               outside of Malaysia. Some of our
                                                 your degree at Nottingham Malaysia
     taught at our international campuses        and achieved a minimum pass mark           Shiga University Japan                                             programmes include compulsory
     – please check with the relevant
     faculty about the programmes
                                                 of 60%. You must also be taking            Tech De Monterrey, Mexico                                          periods at our UK campus.
                                                 a degree programme that is also            The University of Groningen, The
     available.                                  offered at the host university. Current    Netherlands
                                                 host universities include:                 Universidad Del Desarrollo, Chile
                                                                                                                                                               Inter-campus transfer programme
                                                                                            University of Birmingham, UK                                       Students registered at the Malaysia Campus are also
                                                                                                                                                               eligible to transfer to University of Nottingham UK or
                                                                                            University of Glasgow, UK
                                                                                                                                                               University of Nottingham Ningbo China after at least one
                                                                                            University of Queesland, Australia
                                                                                                                                                               year at the Malaysia Campus, provided there is space
                                                                                              nottingham.edu.my/                                              and students meeting the requirements.
                                                                                                                                                               International Summer Schools
                                                                                                                                                               Two-week programmes, based at our campuses in
                                                                                           Jubilee Campus, UK                      David Ross Sports Village   the China and Malaysia, will provide you with the
                                                                                                                                                               opportunity to study something new while meeting
                                                                                                                                                               people from all over the world, and learning about
                                                                                                                                                               different cultures. You will be taught by world-class
                                                                                                                                                               academics, take part in exciting cultural and social
                                                                                                                                                               activities, and form new friendships lasting a lifetime.
                                                                                                                                                               The Summer Schools are open to anyone who fulfils the
                                                                                                                                                               academic entry requirements.

                                                                                                                                                               China: nottingham.edu.cn/international/summer
                                                                                                                                                               Malaysia: nottingham.edu.my/international/summer

                                                                                                                                                                    +60 3 8924 8193/8036/8684/8750


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Funding your studies

                                                                     Full scholarships                                           Partial scholarships for Malaysian

     RM15 million worth of
                                                                     The Star Education Fund                                     students
                                                                     The University pledges several scholarships via The         50% Tinggi Foundation Scholarship
                                                                     Star Education Fund for foundation and undergraduate        Tinggi Foundation offers 50% scholarships from

                                                                     programmes of study for Malaysian students only. Visit      semester 2 onwards to deserving Malaysian students
                                                                     The Star for details:                                       in undergraduate programmes (except MPharm and
                                                                                                                                 Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence).
                                                                                                                                 February intake students (if they are considered)
     We grant RM15 million worth of scholarships to deserving        Sin Chew Daily Education Fund
                                                                                                                                 will only get the scholarship from their Year 2 until
                                                                                                                                 completion of undergraduate course.
     and academically excellent students. Applicants are             This fund offers several full scholarships for
                                                                     undergraduate programmes for Malaysian only. Visit          Other finance options
     selected based on their academic achievements and the           Sin Chew for details:
                                                                                                                                 Other finance options for undergraduate
     socio-economic status of their family. In addition, there             sinchew.com.my
                                                                                                                                 students include:
                                                                                                                                   Employees Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawal scheme
     are various sources of financial assistance available to help                                                                 for education – for Malaysian students pursuing
     fund your education.                                            Partial scholarships                                          diploma and higher level
                                                                     25% High Achievers’ Scholarship                               National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN loan) – for
                                                                     This is an automatic scholarship for foundation and           Malaysian students doing undegraduate programmes
                                                                     undergraduate programmes of study to all students.            only
                                                                     Students who meet the criteria will receive 25%
                                                                     discount on the first year of their tuition fees.           Students with outstanding academic results can also
                                                                                                                                 seek sponsorship from other sponsoring bodies. More
                                                                     25% Dean’s Excellence Scholarship                           information on sponsoring bodies can be found at our
                                                                     This scholarship entitles top achieving students a          website.
                                                                     discount of 25% in their tuition fees at the point of
                                                                                                                                       +60 3 8924 8052/8665/8063
                                                                     10% Automatic scholarships
                                                                     We offer several automatic scholarships for alumni of             sponsorship@nottingham.edu.my
                                                                     University of Nottingham, children of alumni, siblings,
                                                                     spouses and alumni of Universitas 21 (U21) institutions.          nottingham.edu.my/scholarships

                                                                     Sports and Arts Scholarship
                                                                     This scholarship is to acknowledge students' excellence
                                                                     in sports/arts to reward amateur athletes/artistic talent
                                                                     at national or international level, one award a year.
                                                                     Scholarships will be divided into two categories:
                                                                        50% discount for national level
                                                                      	75% discount for international level

                                                                     All current students are eligible to apply for these
                                                                     scholarships, however, it cannot be backdated.

                                                                     Not applicable to BSc Computer Science with Artificial
                                                                     Intelligence and Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)

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Independent visits                                         Meet us in your country

     See for
                                                    You are welcome to arrange a visit to the campus and       Members of our International Office visit many
                                                    meet our staff for more information. Please contact us     countries to meet prospective students and attend
                                                    to arrange for a visit.                                    international exhibitions. We also work with a number
                                                                                                               of international academic services, educational
                                                                                                               agencies and counsellors in countries across the globe.

                                                                                                               These agents and counsellors can help you to find
                                                                                                               the right programme, providing support and advise
                                                    Education fairs                                            throughout the application process.
                                                    We participate in a number of education fairs
                                                    throughout the year all over Malaysia. You can talk to
                                                    our staff to find out the University and our programmes.       
     Open days
     Each year we run open days, information
     days and counselling sessions where you can
     visit our campus, experience our facilities,
     meet students and staff, attend talks and
     presentations as well as participate in
     Some faculties and schools also run their
     own open days throughout the year.

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Foundation                         Foundation
Foundation programmes

                                                                                                                                                                                   Foundation programmes
                        Engineering 	 41
                        Science	42

                                                           Overview                                                                     At a glance
                                                           At the University of Nottingham        The three-semester programme           	As a foundation student you
                                                           Malaysia, we offer four foundation     is ideal if you have completed           will be a full member of the
                                                           programmes: Arts and Education,        a minimum of 11 years of formal          University and have access to
                                                           Business and Management,               education, whereas the two-              all the opportunities, support
                                                           Engineering and Science. These         semester programme is suitable           and facilities on offer.
                           Prove it                        are an ideal entry pathway for         if you have completed at least 12
                                                                                                                                         	Our programmes are carefully
                                                           our degree programmes and will         years of formal education but need
                                                                                                                                            designed to prepare you for
                                                           provide you with the academic          to enhance your skills in order to
                                                                                                                                            degree-level study and have a
                                                           skills and confidence to further       undertake an undergraduate degree.
                                                                                                                                            high rate of progression.
                                                           your education. Upon successful
                                                                                                  If you study for the three-semester
                                                           completion of your foundation                                                 	Our foundation programmes
                                                                                                  programme, you will take all
                                                           programme, progression to an                                                     are an opportunity to gain
                                                                                                  modules, and if you take the two-
                                                           undergraduate degree is automatic                                                the skills and knowledge
                                                                                                  semester programme you will take
                                                           and unconditional.                                                               needed to undertake a range
                                                                                                  all modules offered in the second
                                                                                                                                            of bachelor degrees while
                                                           While all foundation programmes        and third semesters.
                                                                                                                                            studying at a world-class
                                                           have an English language                                                         university.
                                                           component, each programme is           Progression
                                                           designed to target the specific
                                                           needs of the student. Foundation
                                                           in Science, for example, covers        Successful completion of our

                                         Realise it        topics such as biology, computing,     engineering or science foundation
                                                           mathematics and psychology,            programme will enable you to go
                                                           whereas the Foundation in Arts         on to take a bachelor degree in any
                                                           focuses largely on language and        engineering or science subject at     All entry requirements, fees, school and
                                                           communication skills. We will guide    Nottingham Malaysia.                  programme information are intended as
                                                           you through non-academic tutorials,                                          a guide and were accurate at the time
                                                                                                  There are two foundation              of printing. For the most up to date
                                                           and assist you on a one-to-one basis
                                                                                                  programmes within the Faculty         information and further details of each
                                                           with personal or academic issues.
                                                                                                  of Arts and Social Sciences:          programme please visit nottingham.
                                                                                                  Foundation in Arts and Education      edu.my/foundation
                                                           Two or three-semester                  and Foundation in Business and
                                                           programme                              Management. Each undergraduate              +60 3 8924 8686
                                                                                                  degree in the faculty has its
                                                           Each semester consists of 10-12                                                    nottingham.edu.my/make-
                                                                                                  preferred foundation programme,
                                                           weeks of teaching and an additional                                                an-enquiry
                                                                                                  with content tailored for that
                                                           one to three weeks of assessment.
                                                                                                  programme. In addition, alternative         UoNMalaysia
                                                           Your foundation route depends on
                                                                                                  pathways are open to other degrees,
                                                           your skills and the amount of formal                                               UoNMalaysia
                                                                                                  should your academic interest
                                                           education you have undertaken.
                                                                                                  change in the programme of your             nottingham.edu.my/
                        Investigate it          Apply it                                          foundation year.                            foundation

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Foundation                          Duration    Intake                Malaysian fees   International fees   Entry requirements                                                                      English language
                         Engineering                         2 or 3      April and June        RM9,500          RM11,200             Engineering                                                                             IELTS (Academic): 6.0 (with
                         KPT/JPS(R/010/3/0394)02/21          semesters   (3 semester),         per semester     per semester                                                                                                 no less than 5.5 in each
                                                             full-time   September                                                   3-Semester Entry                                                                        element)
Foundation programmes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Foundation programmes
                                                                         (2 and 3 semester)                                          SPM                     5 Bs including additional mathematics, mathematics and
                         Science                             2 or 3      April (3 semester),   RM9,000          RM10,600                                     physics, excluding moral studies and religious studies.         TOEFL (iBT): 79 (minimum 17
                         UNM/KPM-JPT(R2/010/3/0312)9/24      semesters   September             per semester     per semester                                 Consideration to be made based on relevant subjects.            in Writing and Listening, 18 in
                                                             full-time   (2 and 3 semester)                                                                                                                                  Reading, 20 in Speaking)
                                                                                                                                     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         PTE (Academic): 55 (with no
                                                                                                                                                             requirement by a very narrow margin, but have obtained          less than 51 in each element)
                                                                                                                                                             grade B in additional mathematics, will be considered on a
                                                                                                                                                             case-by-case basis.                                             SPM: grade B+

                                                                                                                                     IB Middle Years         6 in mathematics and 5,5,5,5 including physics, excluding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1119 (GCE O): grade C
                                                                                                                                     Programme (IB MYP)      Personal Project. Consideration to be made based on relevant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             GCSE O-Level: grade C
                                                                                                                                     Canadian Ontario        70% average with 75% in relevant academic subjects (including
                                                                                                                                     Grade 11 Secondary      mathematics and physics).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             IGCSE (First Language):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             grade C
                                                                                                                                                             Canadian Grade 11 from other provinces are acceptable and to
                                                                                                                                                             be assessed based on the University’s requirements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             IGCSE (Second Language):
                                                                                                                                     2-Semester Entry                                                                        grade B
                                                                                                                                     A Level                 CCC, including mathematics and physics, excluding critical
                                                                                                                                                             thinking and general studies.                                   IB MYP: 4

                                                                                                                                     AS Level                BBB, including mathematics and physics, excluding critical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MUET: Band 3
                                                                                                                                                             thinking and general studies.
                                                                                                                                     STPM                    BBB, including mathematics and physics, excluding               UEC: grade B3
                                                                                                                                                             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            ATAR 74 including mathematics and physics (consideration
                                                                                                                                     Australian              to be made based on relevant subjects).
                                                                                                                                     Canadian Ontario        70% average based on 6 subjects, including Advanced
                                                                                                                                     Grade 12 Secondary      Functions, Calculus and Vectors and relevant science
                                                                                                                                     School Diploma          subjects. Consideration to be made based on relevant
                                                                                                                                     (OSSD)                  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
                                                                                                                                     High School Diploma     Minimum final GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) in High School Diploma
                                                                                                                                     (US Style Curriculum)   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.
                                                                                                                                     Students who do not meet these entry requirements may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please see our entry
                                                                                                                                     requirement guidelines on page 92.

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Entry requirements                                                                       English language                  Entry requirements                                                                      English language
                                                                                                                  requirements                                                                                                              requirements

                         Science                                                                                  IELTS (Academic): 6.0 (with       Foundation in Science leading to MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy - (3-Semester Entry Only)
                                                                                                                  no less than 5.5 in each
                         3-Semester Entry                                                                                                           SPM/GCSE/IGCSE          5 Bs in relevant academic subjects, including biology,
Foundation programmes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Foundation programmes
                                                                                                                                                                            chemistry, physics and either mathematics or additional
                         SPM/GCSE/IGCSE          5 Bs including mathematics and 2 science subjects (biology,                                                                mathematics, excluding moral studies and religious studies.
                                                 chemistry or physics), excluding moral studies and religious     TOEFL (iBT): 79 (minimum 17
                                                 studies. Consideration to be made based on relevant              in Writing and Listening, 18 in   Other Qualifications    Acceptance is at the discretion of the School and must meet
                                                 subjects.                                                        Reading, 20 in Speaking)                                  the prerequisite requirement of the programme.
                         IB Middle Years         5, 5, 5, 5, 5 including mathematics and 2 sciences subjects                                        All progressing Foundation candidates into Master of Pharmacy (Honours)
                         Programme (IB MYP)      (biology, chemistry or physics), excluding Personal Project.     PTE (Academic): 55 (with no
                                                                                                                  less than 51 in each element)     programme are expected to fulfil the English language requirement as stipulated by
                                                 Consideration to be made based on relevant subjects.                                               the School of Pharmacy at the Malaysia Campus.
                         Canadian Ontario        70% average with 75% in relevant academic subjects (including                                      Students who do not meet these entry requirements may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please see our entry
                                                                                                                  SPM: grade B+
                         Grade 11 Secondary      mathematics and 2 science subjects).                                                               requirement guidelines on page 92.
                                                                                                                  1119 (GCE O): grade C
                                                 Canadian Grade 11 from other provinces are acceptable and to
                                                 be assessed based on the University’s requirements.
                                                                                                                  GCSE O-Level: grade C
                         2-Semester Entry
                         A Level                 CCC, including mathematics and 2 science subjects (biology,      IGCSE (First Language):
                                                 chemistry or physics), excluding critical thinking and general   grade C
                         AS Level                BBB, including mathematics and 2 science subjects (biology,      IGCSE (Second Language):
                                                 chemistry or physics), excluding critical thinking and general   grade B
                         STPM                    BBB, including mathematics and 2 science subjects (biology,      IB MYP: 4
                                                 chemistry or physics), excluding Pengajian Am.
                                                                                                                  MUET: Band 3
                         UEC                     4 B3s and 1 B4, including mathematics and 2 science subjects
                                                 (biology, chemistry or physics) excluding Bahasa Malaysia        UEC: grade B3
                                                 and Chinese language.
                         IB Diploma              24 points with 4,4,4 at Higher Level, including mathematics
                                                 and 2 science subjects (biology, chemistry or physics).
                         SAM or other            ATAR 74 including mathematics and 2 science subjects.
                         Canadian Ontario        70% average based on 6 subjects, including mathematics
                         Grade 12 Secondary      and 2 relevant science subjects. Consideration to be made
                         School Diploma          based on relevant individual grades if specific subjects are
                         (OSSD)                  required.
                                                 Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces
                                                 are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University’s
                         High School Diploma     Minimum final GPA 3.0 (out of 4) with Grade B in
                         (US Style Curriculum)   mathematics or pre-calculus and two science subjects
                                                 (biology, chemistry or 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.
                         Students who do not meet these entry requirements may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please see our entry
                         requirement guidelines on page 92.

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