Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM) is a private university that was established in 2013. It is a branch campus of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, which has a long history dating back to 1821 as the world’s first mechanics’ institute.
HWUM offers Foundation, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate studies in various fields, including Actuarial Science, Accounting, and Finance. They are renowned for their expertise in Engineering, Business, and Psychology.
Through the Go Global program, HWUM students have the opportunity to become global students by transferring to the UK or Dubai campuses at any point during their studies and even choose to graduate there. The university guarantees placements for all programs, as long as they are offered at the desired transfer location.
In terms of ranking and reputation, Heriot-Watt has consistently performed well in world university rankings. It is currently ranked #235 in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2024. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, Heriot-Watt falls within the 500-600 range, with the score based on factors such as the percentage of international staff, international co-authorship of academic papers, and the percentage of international students.
HWUM’s programs are designed to meet industry needs and prepare students to be job-ready graduates and postgraduates. The university has a strong track record, with 95% of its students finding employment or pursuing further studies within six months of graduation.