Heriot-Watt University Malaysia: A Leader In Engineering

Jun 12, 2015 1 Min Read

Photo above: Professor Robert Craik, Provost and CEO says that the university’s campus transfer opportunities reflect its commitment to sharing knowledge across the globe, while allowing students to build their international network.


There is an estimated total of 80,000 engineers in Malaysia. However, in the Ninth Malaysia Plan, presented in 2006, the government expressed plans to increase the number of engineering student enrolments, targeting an annual growth rate of 12.2% (public universities) and 20.8% (private universities). Consequently, it is expected that the number of engineering graduates will continue to increase in the future.

At Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, students are provided with a pathway for a successful career in Engineering which begins with the Foundation in Science programme. Upon completing this programme they will be eligible for the university’s undergraduate programmes, including Mechanical, Petroleum, Chemical and Civil Engineering.

The university also offers Petroleum, Renewable Energy, Mechanical, Civil and Chemical Engineering with Oil and Gas Technology at postgraduate level.

Lectures, tutorials, mentoring sessions and projects as well as laboratory work are used to deliver programme content, allowing students to gain a hands-on educational experience that will stand them in good stead as they start working.

These programmes have also been developed and accredited alongside professionals in the industry, ensuring that the syllabus and teaching materials used are up-to-date and relevant to industry requirements.

As these programmes have all been designed to meet the educational requirements of professional bodies, students can be assured that the education they receive will set them up for a successful future in engineering.

Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt is a leading British university, which has been ranked 13th in the United Kingdom (UK) and second in Scotland by The Guardian University Guide 2015. Additionally, the National Student Survey ranked Heriot-Watt first in the UK for Chemical and Electrical Engineering, and first in Scotland for Electrical, Civil and Chemical Engineering.

“Our portfolio offers a range of professionally relevant undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in key growth areas in Malaysia,” says Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s Provost and Chief Executive Officer, Professor Robert Craik.

For more information on programmes and scholarships offered at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, visit its campus in Putrajaya, log on to www.hw.edu.my or call +603 8894 3888/e-mail hwum@hw.ac.uk. To have your advertorials appear on our website, email us at editor@leaderonomics.com to find out how.

First appeared on Leaderonomics.com. Published in English daily The Star, Malaysia, 13 June 2015

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