Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia


Last Updated: 2019-11-19 16:29:53
Type of Institution
Professional university
Areas of Program
Finance & Economics, Mathematics & Natural Sciences, Business Management, Engineering Science & Technology, Architecture, Construction & Town Planning, Humanities, Law & Social Sciences, Geography & Environmental Sciences
Year of Establishment
Founded Body/ Founder
Heriot-Watt University
Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi (Provost and CEO)
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (Putrajaya)
Student Number (local)
Student Number (international)
Number of Teaching Staff


With a heritage stretching back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University is the eighth oldest university in the UK and the world's first Mechanical Engineering college. The main campus is located in Edinburgh, Scotland, while the other two UK campuses are in the Scottish Borders and Orkney. The two international campuses are located in Malaysia and Dubai respectively.

Our taught programmes and research are informed by the needs of business and industry. We actively facilitate collaborations and partnerships, building strategic alliances and promoting knowledge transfer. The programmes are designed to ensure that students receive a relevant, career-orientated education.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia's campus is based in the modern garden-city of Putrajaya which is just a 30-minute car ride away from 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.


33rd out of 131 UK Institutions, Times & Sunday Times 2020
17th in the UK for Graduate Salaries 6 Months After Graduation, Times & Sunday Times 2020
No. 251 -300 Among World Universities, The World University Rankings 2020
International University Of The Year, Good University Guide 2018
Ranked 1st in the UK for Building, The Complete University Guide 2021
Ranked 8th in the UK for Mechanical Engineering, The Complete University Guide 2021
Ranked 2nd in Scotland for Chemical Engineering, The Complete University Guide 2021