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Open Day,
14 - 15 March

Come to our Open Day this 14 & 15 March 2020 from 10am to 5pm, and explore our beautiful and modern campus located in Putrajaya. Enjoy a day of discovery, speak to our experts and students, learn about the courses that you're interested in and view accommodation.

Find our full list of career talks and workshops as well as book your places at: http://bit.ly/hwumodmarch

14 March 2020
10:30am 12:00pm 3:00pm
Be a Catalyst for Change with a Business Degree by Dr Praveen Balakrishnan Nair Construction Industry - Building a Nation by Dr Ibrisam Akbar

Keep Calm Under Pressure: Stress and Coping Strategies (Workshop & Talk) by Dr Zuhrah Beevi
Start with the Right Foundation by Assistant Professor Tsung Kheng Yew
15 March 2020
10:30am 11:30am 1:30pm 3:00pm
The Future of Work for the Accounting Profession by Dr Foo Yin Fah From Engineering to CEO: How an Engineering Degree can take you anywhere by Provost and CEO, Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi Start with the Right Foundation by Associate Professor Jasmine Low

Build a MECar workshop by Dr Steven Hoo
Data and the new frontiers in humanity and business by Dr Alistair Wallis
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WHY STUDY AT HERIOT-WATT?

A history rooted in industry and commerce

For almost two centuries we’ve remained true to the values of George Heriot and James Watt – the two giants of industry and commerce who give our university its name. Our foundations are built on practical, applied learning. Education that meets the needs of global industry and enables our students to fulfil their career aspirations.

Applied study for the real world

We shape tomorrow’s work-ready, industry-fit graduates and postgraduates. We connect with industry at every level and develop programmes to match their needs. Real issues, real projects, real research – so our students get practical, reallife experience and the employer gets work- ready industry-fit graduates.

A hands-on approach to teaching

We know practical, applied learning, research and teaching inside-out. It’s what we’ve always done. We’re big enough to attract some of the leading experts in their fields and we’re small enough to give our students the chance to learn from them – not at arms-length, but hands-on.

A truly global experience

We provide a global perspective and experience – our academic and student body is a diverse international mix with our students coming from all over the world. We have campuses in the UK as well as Dubai - offering our students the unrivalled opportunity to transfer between campuses and obtain a truly global education.

Data Science Programmes

Statistical Data Science BSc (Hons)
KPT/JPS(N/462/6/0014) (PA 8513)06/22

Entry Requirements

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Foundation in Science:
ABBC – A in Mathematics, B in Physics and Chemistry, C in Academic English / Study Skills

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Foundation in Business Actuarial Science route:
ABBC – A in Mathematics, B in Accounting and Finance, B in Business Management, C in Academic English/Study Skills

A Levels ABB / STPM ABB including A in Mathematics

Diploma or any other relevant qualification, with a high level of attainment in mathematics, recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

Intake: September
Duration: Full-time, 3 years

Programme Fees

Overview

The applications of statistical modelling range from economics and medicine, to social and environmental sciences. Our BSc in Statistical Data Science provides a blend of both theoretical and applied elements of modern statistics, and aims to give students the training in modelling, analysing and interpreting real data that is highly sought after in the economy, industry and research. The first year of the programme covers basic mathematics, probability and statistics. The final two years focus on specialist topics of statistical modelling and advanced courses in mathematics and data science. Students will be exposed to a variety of statistical computer packages

Accreditation

The degree is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Career Opportunities

Due to the near-universal relevance of statistical modelling, career opportunities exist for suitably qualified statisticians in a wide variety of areas, notably, business, insurance, financial consulting, market research, government agencies, the pharmaceutical industry and scientific research in areas such as environmental science.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and project work. Course assessment is generally based on either coursework or an exam at the end of the semester, or a combination of the two.

Core Courses

Year 1
  • Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis A
  • Linear Algebra
  • Actuarial and Financial Mathematics A
  • Probability and Statistics A
  • Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis B
  • Actuarial and Financial Mathematics B
  • Probability and Statistics B

Optional course available in Year 1- Finance and Financial Reporting. Elective course - Operations Management.

Year 2
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Statistical Models A
  • Statistics for Social Science
  • Survival Models
  • Statistical Models B
  • Bayesian Inference & Computational Methods

Optional courses available in Year 2 include - Portfolio Theory and Asset Models, Derivative Markets and Discrete-time Finance, Ordinary Differential Equations. Elective course - Human Resource Management.

Year 3
  • Optimisation
  • Statistics Dissertation A
  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Statistics Dissertation B

Optional courses available in Year 3 include - Continuous-Time Finance, Statistical Computing, Risk Theory, Statistics Special Topic, Risk Management: Techniques and Tools. Elective course - Project Management.

Actuarial Science BSc (Hons)
KPT/JPS (R/462/6/008) (FA4167) 06/24

Entry Requirements

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Foundation in Science
ABBC – A in Mathematics, B in Physics and Chemistry, C in Academic English/Study Skills

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Foundation in Business Actuarial Science route:
ABBC – A in Mathematics, B in Accounting and Finance, B in Business Management, C in Academic English/Study Skills

A Levels ABB / STPM ABB: including A in Mathematics
Diploma or any other relevant qualification, with a high level of attainment in mathematics, recognised by the Malaysian Government.

Intake: September
Duration: Full-time, 3 years

Programme Fees

Overview

Actuaries manage risk and uncertainty and evaluate the likely impact of future events. Heriot-Watt’s Actuarial Science programme is world-famous for its excellence. It contains all the courses that are essential for ensuring a flying start to a career as an actuary whilst at the same time fostering highly transferable mathematical skills.

If you excel at mathematics, enjoy problem solving and are looking for a degree that will prepare you for a rewarding career – both intellectually and financially – Actuarial Science could be the programme for you.

This Bachelor’s degree mirrors the highly successful BSc Actuarial Science degree offered in the UK, which is accredited by the UK Actuarial Profession. This can significantly reduce the time taken to qualify as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Accreditation

Good performance in examinations means exemptions from all Core Technical subjects, CT1 to CT8, of the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) which can be converted to CS1 and 2, CM1 and 2 and CB1 and 2 under the new system of examinations, giving prospective actuaries an advantage over those in other mathematics programmes.

The degree is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Career Opportunities

The degree provides a wide range of career options and our actuarial graduates have an excellent reputation with employers. Successful careers include positions in the insurance, finance and consulting sectors, as well as in more general areas such as accounting, banking or teaching.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, computer labs and project work. Assessment is generally based on coursework, an exam at the end of the semester, or a combination of the two.

Core Courses

Year 1
  • Probability and Statistics A
  • Actuarial and Financial Mathematics A
  • Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis A
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics B
  • Actuarial and Financial Mathematics B
  • Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis B
Year 2
  • Statistical Models A
  • Life Insurance Mathematics A
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Portfolio Theory and Asset Models
  • Statistical Models B
  • Life Insurance Mathematics B
  • Survival Models
  • Derivative Markets and Discrete-time Finance
Year 3
  • Students typically take Introductory Economics, Continuous-Time Finance, Risk Theory, and Time Series Analysis and can choose from a range of options such as Statistics for Social Science, Bayesian Inference and Computational Methods and Optimisation.

Students take a total of 8 courses per year including core, optional and elective courses/projects. For full details of the optional and elective courses please refer to our website.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING

At Heriot-Watt, we believe that a university education is an investment in your future. In order to help with your finances, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance to qualifying students.

50%

Financial Hardship Scholarships

Fee waiver of 50% or 100% off total tuition fees to students pursuing both Foundation and Undergraduate studies.

35%

High Achiever's Scholarships to Foundation

A range of scholarships to high achievers based on the tier.

Partner Scholarships

We partner with industry, foundation and organisations to offer 50% to 100% scholarships to study at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Receive the best start to your tertiary education journey with us. Apply for April 2020 Intake and receive a RM4,500 waiver.

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Empower Programme

The Empower Programme is a 4-level structured programme that is aimed at future-proofing our graduates, to unleash their potential and to prepare them to stand out and have an impact in a highly uncertain world. As students go through the programme, they accumulate Watts. Students will have a transcript that will document their developmental journey. The first level (Watt level), where students may accumulate up to 999 Watts, is delivered through a course that is aimed at "Self Leadership" and "Defining Impact". The other three levels are achieved through a more personalised approach where different students will work with their personal tutors.

Students will receive a transcript that documents their developmental journey.

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WHERE IS HERIOT-WATT MALAYSIA?

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia's campus is based in the modern garden-city of Putrajaya just 25km south of Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur. Putrajaya is a growing, dynamic city and its proximity allows easy access to the extensive cultural, leisure and retail amenities of the buzzing metropolis.

How to Apply

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia - How To Apply?

Apply online

You can apply online for our programmes (except the MBA Programme). You must create an account to use the online application form. You don’t have to complete the application in one session; you can save the information you have already entered and return to complete it at a later date. There is a help facility on each page of the online form.

Supporting Documents

Please remember to upload supporting documents so that we can make a decision on your application. This includes proof of English language proficiency and original or certified copies of academic transcripts. Please refer to the supplemental item checklist on the Online Application form.

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All applications will be carefully considered by our admissions staff. Please ensure that you provide us with the correct email address.

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HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA (DULN007(WP))
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