Get­ting a head start

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

CHOOS­ING a univer­sity is one of the most im­por­tant de­ci­sions some peo­ple will ever make.

In life, as in ed­u­ca­tion, the ear­lier that de­ci­sion is made the stronger the foun­da­tion will be to pur­sue your fu­ture op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Recog­nis­ing that, He­riot-Watt Univer­sity Malaysia (HWUM) of­fers the Foun­da­tion in Sci­ence – a tai­lored one-year course of aca­demic sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy and engineering sub­jects that will give stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to progress to an in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised de­gree at He­riot-Watt Univer­sity Malaysia.

The Foun­da­tion pro­gramme at HWUM is your en­try point to higher ed­u­ca­tion and is de­signed to pre­pare you for un­der­grad­u­ate study at the univer­sity.

It com­bines English cour­ses, aca­demic sub­jects and study skills to en­sure you have the right tools to suc­ceed in your cho­sen de­gree.

The fo­cused pro­gramme will in­tro­duce stu­dents to in­de­pen­dent learn­ing and univer­sity-style teach­ing at de­gree level.

The HWUM Foun­da­tion pro­gramme is a one-year course to pre­pare stu­dents for its BEng or BSc Hon­ours pro­grammes.

Cur­rently, HWUM of­fers un­der­grad­u­ate study in Ac­tu­ar­ial Sci­ence, Ar­chi­tec­tural Engineering, Chem­i­cal Engineering, Civil Engineering, Con­struc­tion Project Man­age­ment, Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tronic Engineering, Me­chan­i­cal Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Psy­chol­ogy with Man­age­ment and Quan­tity Sur­vey­ing with fur­ther plans to ex­pand to fur­ther Busi­ness, Man­age­ment and Fi­nance de­grees.

When you en­rol with HWUM, you will be part of one of the top uni­ver­si­ties in the world with a strong back­ground in engineering and the sciences.

It is among the top 10 uni­ver­si­ties in the UK as ranked by The Sun­day Times Univer­sity Guide 2013.

Named af­ter the 16th cen­tury fi­nancier Ge­orge He­riot and renowned in­ven­tor James Watt, He­riot-Watt has long pro­duced out­stand­ing grad­u­ates many of whom are engineering pro­fes-

He­riot-Watt be­lieves a univer­sity ed­u­ca­tion is an in­vest­ment for the fu­ture.

Lev­els equiv­a­lent.

In ad­di­tion to th­ese schol­ar­ships, HWUM will also be of­fer­ing Fi­nan­cial Hard­ship Schol­ar­ships for those who have lim­ited fi­nan­cial re­sources but have ex­cel­lent aca­demic re­sults.

CEO and Provost of He­riot-Watt Univer­sity Malaysia, Prof Robert Craik said: “We have the op­por­tu­nity to con­trib­ute to de­vel­op­ing a bet­ter Malaysia, by pro­vid­ing so­lu­tions that go be­yond the lec­ture room.”

HWUM will also be hold­ing a Foun­da­tion In­for­ma­tion Day on Feb 15 and 16 for school leavers to find out more.

For more in­for­ma­tion on HWUM’s Foun­da­tion Pro­gramme and schol­ar­ships, or on the Foun­da­tion Info Day, log onto

Prof Craik says the univer­sity has the op­por­tu­nity to con­trib­ute to de­vel­op­ing a bet­ter Malaysia by pro­vid­ing so­lu­tions that go be­yond the lec­ture room.

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