Heriot-Watt University Malaysia programme paves the way for talent 4.0


Heriot-Watt University Malaysia emphasises three key components of holistic education: academic excellence, mental and physical health, as well as character development.

ON the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0) that will usher in transformation, innovative technologies are gearing up to disrupt most industries from banking to manufacturing to healthcare.

That said, it also stands to disrupt the job landscape with the emergence of future jobs.

These future jobs seek skilled talent that will be able to manage data and new software and technologies to create and adopt.

Therefore, computer scientists and software engineers are at the forefront of the current digital revolution, which drives the newest developments in fields such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, bioinformatics, healthcare, and data informatics, among others.

‘In addition to the industrial training, students will be invited to work on a three-month summer project, and have the opportunity to complete a year-long global group project,’ said Dr Tan.‘In addition to the industrial training, students will be invited to work on a three-month summer project, and have the opportunity to complete a year-long global group project,’ said Dr Tan.

#BeFutureMade: Purpose-driven talent

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM) Mathematical and Computer Sciences head of school Associate Professor Dr Ian Tan said: "Taking the lead, Heriot-Watt University offers quality UK education to students through its world-class programmes that are designed to meet the ever-changing needs of real-world businesses and industries.

"Students are equipped with the necessary practical skills in the first year, which is followed by a strong theoretical foundation in the second year, and then streaming into Data Science or Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the final year.

“In addition to the industrial training, students will be invited to work on a three-month summer project, have the opportunity to complete a year-long global group project, and are required to complete a year-long individual final year project,” said Tan.

With the strong support of the university's academic staff and their expansive research expertise, students can gain both theoretical underpinnings and hands-on experience.

Meanwhile, HWUM First Year Student Sandhya N. Sathesh said: “Through the university's positive education approach via the EmPower programme, I was able to articulate my purpose and was able to pick up on transferrable skills that will be important for my future.”

HWUM emphasises three key components of holistic education: academic excellence, mental and physical health, as well as character development. Find out more on the EmPower programme here.

Malaysian students can study abroad and experience different cultures, when they enrol for Heriot-Watt University's Go Global inter-campus transfer programme.Malaysian students can study abroad and experience different cultures, when they enrol for Heriot-Watt University's Go Global inter-campus transfer programme.

Go Global inter-campus transfer programme

HWUM's purpose-built green campus in Putrajaya offers the same benefits of studying abroad to all students, especially those in the Asia Pacific region. Additionally, it has global campuses in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates and Edinburgh of Scotland.

For Malaysian students who wish to study abroad and experience different cultures, they can enrol in the Heriot-Watt University's Go Global inter-campus transfer programme for a semester or a year in these cosmopolitan cities and enjoy an exclusive discount on tuition fees.

What’s more, scholarships and financial assistance are available to qualified students.

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HWUM offers a three-year BSc (Hons) in Computing Science programme which includes Software Programming, Hardware-Software Interface, Data Structures and Algorithms, Computer Networks, Database Management Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Management

Furthermore, HWUM Computing Science graduates are highly employable with over 80% in graduate-level jobs or further study within six months of graduation and are well-prepared for a wide range of technical jobs from software developers to data analysts to machine learning/AI engineers.

Graduates can also pursue other career paths, such as teaching or research, project management, and IT consulting.

Find out more about the HWUM’s BSc Computing Science programme, visit here. Alternatively, speak to any of HWUM’s education consultants online here. For more information on Heriot-Watt University Malaysia and its world-class programmes, visit https://www.hw.ac.uk/malaysia/. You can also apply or book a physical appointment with the University, call 03-8894 3888 or email hwum@hw.ac.uk.

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