Planting the seeds for future success
“WHEN I found out that HeriotWatt University is the world’s first mechanics’ institute, I was keen to know more. As an aspiring engineer, it made me trust that Heriot-Watt University had the ability to provide me with the education level I needed,” said Muhammad Akid Luqman Mohd Sidek.
Muhammad Akid is a Foundation in Science student at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.
When asked how the programme had helped him, he replied: “It has been very helpful in preparing me with the core basics that I know will contribute to the realisation of my career.
“The systematic and organised syllabus makes learning easier and helps me gain confidence about what I’m studying.”
Heriot-Watt University stands above the others as the International University of the Year, as awarded by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
It also ranks among the top 150 universities worldwide for chemical engineering and civil and structural engineering, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.
As a prominent provider of professionally orientated education, knowledge transfer and research, Heriot-Watt offers a myriad of programmes at the foundation and undergraduate levels.
“The courses in our foundation programmes are designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills required to enable them to excel in the undergraduate programmes,” said Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation Programme head Assoc Prof Dr Jasmine Low.
“We place emphasis on the development of skills such as English literacy and critical thinking, which will provide a good start toward becoming successful and employable graduates in the future.”
Heriot-Watt University academicians not only work to equip students to face the challenges of the ever-changing world, but ultimately aim to provide a platform to launch students toward achieving their ambitions.
The Youth Transformation Programme (YTP) is one such project developed in line with Heriot-Watt University’s dedication towards developing students’ potential.
The programme, crafted for SPM/O-Level school-leavers, aims to push their potential in areas such as creativity, innovation, critical thinking and communication.
Muhammad Akid encourages those interested to enrol in Heriot-Watt University.
“I recommend attending the Open Days to get a better idea of the courses, facilities and training provided.
“For SPM school-leavers or the equivalent, I highly recommend the YTP,” he said.
■ To find out more on the university’s foundation and undergraduate programmes, YTP and other programmes or scholarships on offer, visit Heriot-Watt University’s Putrajaya campus during its Open Days on March 24 and 25, or during consultation hours from 9am to 5pm (Monday to Friday) and 10am to 4pm (Saturday).
Also, log on to www.hw.edu.my or call 03-8894 3888 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
More details on the YTP are also available at https://intake. hw.edu.my/ytp/
The next YTP session is scheduled for April 16.
Heriot-Watt University was established in 1821 as the world’s first mechanics’ institute and now has five campuses in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Putrajaya.
Muhammad Akid is currently pursuing the Foundation in Science programme at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.