We were made to understand that only a 4 years Engineering degree is recognised by Malaysian Engineering Board. If we do an American Degree Program which would be 2 years in Malaysia and another 2 years in States, will it be accepted? Which is a good University to study aerospace degree?

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By Mahalatchmy Paidathally

14.09 pm, January 10, 2017
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    Hi Mahalatchmy,

    Firstly, you can read about what an aerospace degree is here, to obtain a better understanding of what it will be comprised of:

    Firstly, you would be correct, you need to enroll in a 4 year degree to be recognized by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). Having said that, with the degrees offered these days, where you complete half of it overseas, it can get confusing.

    While an American Degree Program should be recognized, it will always be wiser to check with the university, either through email or their website, as to whether the course they are offering is recognized by the BEM. So to answer your question, it depends on which university you are planning to go to.

    A good suggestion would be the University of Southampton Malaysia, which you can read about here:

    They offer the chance to gain a unique ‘Southampton’ education with the first two years in Malaysia combined with the final two years at a world-class research-centred university in the UK. You will graduate with a degree from an internationally recognised university . They are in the top 1% of global universities (QS World University Rankings 2016/17) and one of the top ten universities in the UK for engineering.

    Their MEng is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the UK’s Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. This accreditation is recognised by engineering boards around the world, including the Board of Engineers Malaysia via the international agreement known as the Washington Accord. Read about that course here:

    They also offer scholarships based on your performance during your pre-university course:

    Hope this helps, and all the best.

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