Quality education at your doorstep
THE higher education sector has seen a boom in the past few years, with several international institutions having set up campuses in the country.
Despite this, Britain remains the education destination of choice for many, even with the escalating costs associated with studying abroad. This can largely be attributed to the proven quality of a British education, as well as the traditional ties Malaysia has with the country.
Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, has more than its fair share of prominent Malaysian Alumni, being one of the more popular options for Malaysian students since 1967. It is the largest alumni base outside of Britain.
Established in 1821, the university offers a high-quality learning experience with an international reputation for innovative education, enterprise and leading-edge but practical research.
Today, the vision to provide access for education in science and technology has spread as far as Malaysia. With the establishment of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, plans are underway to produce Malaysian professionals who can contribute to the development of the nation.
This also means parents and students now have the option of a quality British education in Malaysia.
HWUM takes pride in that it makes no distinction between the courses offered in Edinburgh and Malaysia, as the programmes are identical. From the syllabus offered to the lecturers that will be brought in for the programmes, attaining a degree at HWUM will carry the traditional hallmarks and quality of a Heriot-Watt education.
In fact, with the inter-campus portability, students can start their programme in Malaysia, and complete it in Britain without any loss of credits or even vice-versa.
The degree a student attains is the same Heriot-Watt degree, regardless of the campus that the student enrolled in.
HWUM has been offering postgraduate courses in solid technical aspects of engineering since 2012. These include MSc Energy, MSc Renewable Energy Engineering, MSc Construction Project Management, MSc Quantity Surveying and MSc. Petroleum Engineering.
In 2014, it will also be offering MSc Business Psychology, MSc International Business Management, MSc Actuarial Science and MSc Strategic Project Management degrees.
In addition to the masters’ programmes, HWUM will also be introducing several new undergraduate programmes in the September 2014 intake that will include BEng/MEng degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying.
The university is also planning to offer a foundation course that is designed to prepare and provide a pathway for post-Form Five students to do a Heriot-Watt degree programme.
Acknowledging that cost is a major factor for many students, HWUM is also introducing an inaugural scholarship scheme that will benefit all new entrants for their foundation and undergraduate programmes.
For more information, call 03-8881 0918 or e-mail HWUM@hw.ac.uk.
Heriot-Watts’ state-of-the-art campus in Putrajaya is scheduled for completion in time for the first intake in 2014.