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Join our last intake of the year - come to our Open Day on 19 - 20 December from 10am to 4pm. Speak to our Education Consultants and academic members and start your higher education journey with Heriot-Watt.

As we are still adhering to regulations set for physical distancing, we ask that all attendees register before the event so that we can estimate number of visitors, and make the necessary preparations to welcome you comfortably.

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Foundation in Science
KPT/JPS (R/010/3/0223)(FA4351) 01/24

Entry Requirements

Minimum 5 credits (C’s), in SPM or O-Levels, including Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry and Additional Mathematics - or equivalent global qualifications.

IB MYP: 3 subjects with Grade 6 (English, Maths & Physics/ Chemistry) & 2 subjects with Grade 5 (Add Maths & Physics/Chemistry).

Conditional offers will be made to students with forecast results. Advance standing may be available for those with appropriate pre-university qualifications. Final results need to be submitted before programme commencement.

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 is required.

If you do not have IELTS 5.5, we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.

Note: Progression to your chosen undergraduate programme may require pre-requisite subjects with specific grades at the SPM/O-Level/Equivalent levels in addition to your Foundation results.


The Foundation in Science is a focused programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training designed to provide you with a direct route into a professionally relevant and internationally recognised degree at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

A Heriot-Watt Foundation only takes 1 year to complete compared to 2 years of A-Level. If you're an SPM / IGCSE certificate holder, our Foundation is the faster way to get into your preferred Heriot-Watt Undergraduate programme.

The tailored programme of courses is a direct pathway to your choice of a range of professionally relevant degrees. The focused academic content is taught in a way that introduces you to independent learning. Your development is monitored through regular assessments and feedback.

On achieving the required grades to complete the programme successfully you will progress to your chosen degree, in one of these subjects, starting in September of the following year.

Course content

The programme content is taught over three semesters (each semester is 14 weeks) through lectures, seminars and group work. You will be supported and mentored throughout your studies to ensure a smooth academic and cultural transition to higher education, and the British university style of teaching and learning. All the subjects relate directly to the progression degrees offered with strong emphasis on English language skills appropriate to the pathway (spoken, written and academic English). You will develop an awareness of the links between the subjects and the world of work in general.

You will learn to use English effectively to perform a variety of academic tasks, such as delivering oral presentations, managing group discussions, conducting research, and writing essays. You will also be exposed to a range of study skills essential to succeed at university.

  • Essential Mathematics for Science
  • Fundamentals of Physics
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Academic Skills
  • Mathematics for Science
  • Further Mechanics
  • Chemistry in Materials
  • Foundation English
  • Advanced Mathematics for Science
  • Electromagnetism and Thermodynamics
  • Organics and Chemical
  • Energetics
  • Foundation English for Science and Engineering

Our Degree Pathways

BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science

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

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.

Jan / Sept
BEng (Hons) / MEng Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering, BEng (Hons)
KPT/JPS (R/524/6/0029)(FA4097) 01/24 | KPT/JPS (R/524/6/0041) (FA4097) 11/26

Chemical engineering is a broad-based discipline combining mathematics and science, which has an important – though often hidden – impact on society. It is about transforming raw materials into valuable and desirable products, creating durable products and services and producing the enabling technology and know-how for a sustainable future.

BEng (Hons) / MEng Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering, BEng (Hons)
KPT/JPS (N/526/6/0083)(FA5237) 11/19 | KPT/JPS (N/526/6/0108) (FA6195) 08/20

The programme covers the main civil engineering disciplines of Structures, Geotechnics, Water Engineering, and Highway Engineering, and provides students with the key skills and knowledge required to become chartered civil or structural engineers.

Jan / Sept
Construction Project Management, BSc (Hons)

Construction Project Management BSc (Hons)
KPT/JPS (R/526/6/0057) (FA4168) 12/23

This Bachelor’s degree will prepare you for a career in the management of construction projects from inception to completion, throughout all stages of the design and construction process.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons)
KPT/JPS (N/523/6/0260)(FA5562) 07/20 | KPT/JPS (N/523/6/0265) (FA6194) 08/20

Highly trained engineers are needed to specify and design such systems and devise electronic engineering solutions for future challenges – such as electric transportation, renewable energy generation, robot systems and medical diagnostics. A Bachelor of Engineering degree can provide access to exciting global opportunities.

Jan / Sept
Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons)

Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons)
KPT/JPS (R/521/6/0065) (FA4095) 12/23 | KPT/JPS (N/521/6/0092)(PA5108) 11/19

Mechanical engineers play key roles in all industrial sectors, from aerospace and oil and gas, through food and transport, to the manufacturing, chemical and entertainment industries.

Psychology, BSc (Hons)

Psychology, BSc (Hons)
KPT/JPS (N/311/6/0081)(PA8056) 04/21

Psychologists work in settings such as education, health and mental ill-health, sport and exercise, systems design, the environment, and forensic and criminological analysis, where theory and practice come together.

Psychology, BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Management, BSc (Hons)
KPT/JPS (N/311/6/0075)(PA5343) 08/20

This Bachelor’s degree aims to introduce you to these scientific methods and the critical evaluations that go into answering important questions from a psychological perspective.

Jan / Sept
Quantity Surveying, BSc (Hons)

Quantity Surveying, BSc (Hons)
KPT/JPS (R/581/6/0050) (FA4369) 06/24

Quantity Surveying is about providing clients of the construction industry with financial, contractual and technical advice ensuring they get value for money from the buildings they construct.

BSc (Hons) Statistical Data Science

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

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.


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.


Average of 90% pass rates in all courses for both Foundation in Business and Science.

In the 2017/2018 student cohort, 45% were awarded the High Achiever’s award to continue to their undergraduate programme.

33.5% of our total Foundation enrollment in 2018 came in with a High Achiever Scholarship.

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.



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 accepts applications all year round.

If English is not your first language, and you didn't meet the minimum English Requirements we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.

The Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) is available in Jan, Mar (Lower Intermediate) and June, Sept (Intermediate).

Lower Intermediate
(for entry into April Foundation Intake)
(for entry into July Foundation Intake)
(for entry into September Intake)
(for entry into January Intake)

You can apply online for our programmes.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 what you have done so far and return to complete it at a later date. There is a Help facility on each page of the online form.


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.


Financial Hardship Scholarship

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


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.

Contact Us

No 1 Jalan Venna P5/2, Precinct 5, 62200 Putrajaya
+603 8894 3888     hw.ac.uk/malaysia     +6012 651 2599