Jan 2022 Intake in Progress
Jan 2022 Intake - Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Interested in our Mechanical Engineering Degree?

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Come to our Open Day this 18 & 19 December 2021 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.

You can also join us Online, should you prefer to meet us virtually.


In joining us you will become an integral part of that community where we inspire curiosity to learn and find solutions that transform lives. You will be part of a truly global university, with around 28,000 students, five campuses and over 100 learning partners worldwide. You will join scholars who are leaders in ideas and solutions, delivering innovation, educational excellence and ground-breaking research.


Global campuses

A truly international university with five global campuses, partners in over 100 countries and approximately 27,000 students studying worldwide.


Graduate-level jobs

Over 90% of our students are in graduate-level jobs or further study six months after completing their programme and are actively sought by global industry.

Our Impact

A world-leading university with strong links to international business and industry. We attract leaders in ideas and solutions tackling real-world challenges.

Our Facilities

We have excellent facilities, highly rated teaching and world-leading research activity, which together provide an exceptional learning and teaching experience. You will have the opportunity to realise your potential by gaining the knowledge and skills needed to achieve your career aspirations.


Responsive Blended Learning (RBL) combines active, supported online learning with contextually appropriate face-to-face learning opportunities, responding dynamically to the changing external context. This approach enables students to proceed with their studies alongside their peers, whatever pandemic-related restrictions are lifted or imposed in specific contexts.

At the heart of the RBL approach is our Heriot-Watt global learning community, our students and our staff collaborating together to inspire learning.

Foundation in Science
KPT/JPS (R/010/3/0223)(FA3952) 07/23

Intake: April/July/September

Get ahead of your peers, with this fast-tracked intake for science related degrees, where your second year will commence in September 2022..

Our Foundation Programme introduces you to the style of teaching that best prepares you for degree level studies with lectures, tutorials and seminars such as the ones below.

How do I progress to Degree with Foundation programme?

Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons)
KPT/JPS (R/521/6/0065) (FA4095) 12/23


Mechanical engineers play key roles in every industrial sector which can range from transportation, energy, and aerospace to packaging, manufacturing and maintenance, processing, building and infrastructure. Today, this is even more so with the increasing reliance in machinery and automation across all sectors across the globe.

The Bachelor’s degree aims to produce graduate engineers who are able to meet the challenging needs of todays and tomorrow’s industries and society. The curriculum is rigorous to ensure solid foundation in current mechanical engineering principles enriched with industrial relevance and group work.


This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Our degrees are offered as 3 year BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) or 4 year MEng (Master of Engineering) qualifications. Both the BEng and MEng are internationally recognized by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Our MEng qualification is designed to satisfy the academic requirements set by the Engineering Council UK for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

For registration by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), an additional year to complete the MEng programme is required plus a minimum of 10 weeks industrial placement.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are in constant demand. Many engineers make their careers in established areas, perhaps in the infrastructure industries of energy and transportation or the design and manufacture of advanced equipment. Others find rewarding careers meeting the challenges of applying new materials and intelligent systems to products and manufacturing processes.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching methods range from lectures, tutorial classes and mentor sessions, to workshop and laboratory activities supported by group and individual projects. Assessment is by examination, coursework, presentations, group project and individual project.

Core Courses

View or download full details of core, optional and elective courses/projects.

Entry Requirements

  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science: CCCC
  • A-Level/STPM: BBC including B in Mathematics and Physics
  • WACE/SACE: ATAR 75 including B in Mathematics and Physics.
  • CPU: 75% including B in Mathematics and Physics.
  • UEC: 15 points or less including A in Mathematics and Physics (5 subjects not less than B grade)
  • Diploma deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.
  • Any other relevant qualification deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government.

Intake: January, September
Duration: Full-time, 3 years / 4 years

View our tuition fees for this course.

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Scholarships and Bursaries

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.


High Achiever's Scholarships to Undergraduate

A range of scholarships to high achievers based on the tier below to our undergraduate programmes.

up to100%

Financial Hardship Scholarships

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

Partner Scholarships

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

Enjoy RM2,500 waiver when you register before 19 December for our January Intake undergraduate programmes.

* Terms and Conditions apply
Empower Programme

The EmPOWER Programme is a 4-level structured programme anchored by six developmental domains. These are designed to deliver experiential learning opportunities that provide a lifelong foundation for building emotional intelligence, resilience, and happiness.

The first level, known as Watt Level of the EmPOWER Programme is compulsory for all students and will be offered in their first year of undergraduate degree studies. Watt Level focuses on Leading Self and Defining Impact and is delivered through POWER talk sessions conducted by a panel of experienced POWER speakers. The other three levels (Kilowatt, Megawatt and Gigawatt) are achieved through a more personalised approach developed by students with their Personal Tutors.

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Before coming to study in Heriot-Watt university, I had done my fair bit of research and found that Heriot-Watt ranks as one of the best UK university to study mechanical engineering. Adding to that the location of the university and the international degree that it offers, my choice was clear.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Syamantak Chatterjee

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering


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.

Response To Your Application

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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Contact Us

No 1 Jalan Venna P5/2, Precinct 5, 62200 Putrajaya
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