Best Actuarial Science Degree Course in Malaysia at Top Ranked Heriot-Watt University Malaysia with Exemptions from Faculty and Institute of Actuaries (UK)


Study the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Actuarial Science at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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Actuarial science is the discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in insurance, finance and other industries and professions. Actuaries are experts who design products like these to look after people’s financial needs and to protect their financial interests: part of their work is to try to predict what money will do when it is invested.

Actuaries sometimes give specialised evidence in court (for example in fraud cases) or work with the government to predict how much money will be needed to meet the nation’s spending needs on services such as health, education and social care.

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Qualifying to Be a Professional Actuaries through Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Degree Programme

To qualify as an actuary you need a good honours degree in Actuarial Science and demonstrate their competence by passing a series of rigorous professional examinations from the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries (UK).

Heriot-Watt University is one of the best universities for actuarial science and now students can obtain this world class UK degree at its new campus in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Actuarial Science at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

The best professors teach at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

The best professors teach at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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.

It is expected that the programme in Malaysia will also offer exemptions from all Core Technical subjects, CT1 to CT8, for students performing sufficiently well. This can significantly reduce the time taken to qualify as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

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Programme Structure for Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Science Degree at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University is rated top in the UK for student experience

Heriot-Watt University is rated top in the UK for student experience

First Year Subjects for Actuarial Science Degree at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

  • Probability and Statistics
  • Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Multivariate Calculus and Real Analysis
  • Finance and Financial Reporting
  • Practical work

Second Year Subjects for Actuarial Science Degree at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

  • Life Insurance Mathematics
  • Statistical Models
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Portfolio Theory and Asset Models
  • I received a lot of in-depth information about the course & university from EduSpiral. He took us around for a campus tour as well as the hostel in Cyberjaya. Wen Hang, Actuarial Science at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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    Wen Hang, Actuarial Science at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

    Survival Models

  • Derivative Markets
  • Discrete-time Finance
  • Project work

Third Year Subjects for Actuarial Science Degree at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

  • Risk Theory
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Pension Funds
  • Life Office Practice
  • Time Series
  • Bayesian Inference
  • Electives in mathematics and economics

Accreditation of the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Science Degree at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

There are many study lounges in Heriot-Watt University Malaysia for students to use in their pursuit of educational excellence

There are many study lounges in Heriot-Watt University Malaysia for students to use in their pursuit of educational excellence

In accordance with the normal practice of Heriot-Watt University’s professionally orientated programmes are designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional institutions.

In addition to recognition within Malaysia, they seek accreditation by the relevant UK or international professional bodies in accordance with their standard procedures.

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 mixture of the two at the end of the semester or academic year.

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Science Degree Programme at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Lecture hall at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Lecture hall at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science: ABBC – A in Mathematics, B in Physics, B in Chemistry, C in Academic English/Study Skills
  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Business and Design: ABBC – A in Mathematics, B in Accountancy and Finance, B in Business Management, C in Academic English/Study Skills
  • A-Level: ABB including A in Mathematics
  • STPM: ABB including A in Mathematics
  • Diploma with high level of attainment in mathematics deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government
  • Any other relevant qualification with high level of attainment in mathematics recognised by the Malaysian Government

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required.

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About Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, One of the Best Universities in Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia's purpose-built campus in Putrajaya is only 25 km from Kuala Lumpur. Situated in a stunning lakeside location, the building boasts a variety of informal study spaces, an extensive library and easy access to IT facilities with wifi available throughout.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s purpose-built campus in Putrajaya is only 25 km from Kuala Lumpur. Situated in a stunning lakeside location, the building boasts a variety of informal study spaces, an extensive library and easy access to IT facilities with wifi available throughout.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s first premises in Putrajaya opened to students in early 2013.  Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s purpose-built campus in the city of Putrajaya is based only 25 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur.

Students at the Putrajaya campus join a vibrant, diverse community. The multi-cultural character of the campus provides opportunities to meet and mix with a broad range of international students and enjoy a supportive environment to help you make the best of your time as a student.

The university offers a range of activities to help students settle into university life, make friends and feel part of the university community. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia provides opportunities for students to develop important skills and gain valuable experience, in addition to those offered by their academic programmes.

The university’s strengths and experience in business, finance, manufacturing, engineering, energy and the built environment research match well with local industry interests seeking opportunities to build links. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia already has relationships with some of the international companies with headquarters in Malaysia, particularly in areas such as electronics, photonics, marine and oil and gas.

An iconic curved green roof at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University is Malaysia’s first purpose-built green campus. The campus is remarkable for having the first green roof of its kind in Malaysia which will act as an observation deck,

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia with its iconic green roof, first of its kind in Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia with its iconic green roof, first of its kind in Malaysia

accessible by glass lift. The 300 metre long, 30 metre wide green roof requires a combination of particular soil, waterproofing, an irrigation system and grasses to avoid erosion.

The development is marked by its environmentally friendly, passive design features including campus lighting ‘powered’ by the maximum use of natural daylight, a rainwater harvesting system and optimised air-conditioning and thermal control systems.

Green Prospects Asia has featured the new campus with its unique, arching green roof that curves from the ground to the fourth floor. According to the publication, “It is expected to be a landmark feature in Putrajaya.”

A state-of-the-art learning environment at Heriot Watt University Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University’s campus is located close to the Putrajaya marina and to other purpose-built, modern leisure and sports

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia new RM191 million state-of-the-art campus next to the Putrajaya lake

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia new RM191 million state-of-the-art campus next to the Putrajaya lake

facilities.

Situated in a stunning lakeside locationin Putrajaya, the building boasts a variety of informal study spaces, an extensive library and easy access to IT facilities with wifi available throughout. Heriot-Watt University’s teaching spaces will be flexibly designed to allow for traditional lectures and studio-based learning, complemented by high-quality electronic teaching and learning resources.

There are common rooms throughout the campus, giving students space to socialise and relax. On the promenade, facing the lake, is the cafeteria with other stores and retail outlets planned.

The campus will provide a state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment, reflecting the university’s status as a leading provider of high-quality, professionally orientated education, knowledge transfer and research. When the campus is fully developed the university aims to support up to 4,000 students.

Heriot-Watt University’s Graduates

Heriot-Watt University Graduates

Heriot-Watt University Graduates

Heriot-Watt University’s global alumni network

Heriot-Watt University has 96,000 alumni spread across the globe and this network of graduates is very important to us.

The Watt Club is the university’s alumni association which you automatically become part of when you graduate. It has been in existence since 1854 and is one of the oldest alumni associations in the UK.

The strong alumni base gives students opportunities to interact with industry representatives as well as their staff. This is proven statistically, with 94.3 per cent of Heriot-Watt University’s graduates employed within 6 months of graduation globally, ranking the university 10th in the UK for graduate employment.

Its success rate in the job market comes from a focus on courses which are geared to industry and which have a professional outcome. Strong links with the industry are a key factor, from alliances with oil and gas companies to research collaborations with more than 25 countries globally

Heriot-Watt University’s alumni in Malaysia

With 3,500 alumni, Malaysia has the biggest group of Heriot-Watt graduates outside of the UK and the university looks forward

Top students from all over Malaysia study at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Top students from all over Malaysia study at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

to the growth of this group as their new campus at Putrajaya becomes established. Current students can also benefit from the existing network with access to alumni mentoring, guest lectures, internships and other available services.

Many of the university’s Malaysian alumni have gone on to key roles with some of the country’s major companies, such as Petronas, YTL Corporation Berhad, Exxon Mobil, Motorola and PwC.

Students interested in registering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, please go to this link.Affordable hostel accommodation is provided at safe and conducive condominiums in Cyberjaya with free bus shuttle to and from Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Scholarships are availableat Heriot-Watt University Malaysia to deserving Malaysian students who have achieved high results in their SPM, STPM, A-Levels or UEC examinations.

About Heriot-Watt University, a Top Ranking UK University now in Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University UK will lend its expertise to its Malaysian campus

Heriot-Watt University UK will lend its expertise to its Malaysian campus

Heriot-Watt University’s 190-year history began in 1821, when they established the world’s first Mechanics Institute (the School of Arts of Edinburgh).

Heriot-Watt University is one of the UK’s leading universities for innovative education and is recognised internationally as a centre for high-calibre research.

Heriot-Watt University has 1,737 members of staff, including 480 academic and 180 research staff. The university offers over 400 programmes through their 6 academic schools and 2 postgraduate institutes.

Heriot-Watt University is a Top Ranked University in the UK and in the World

  • Heriot-Watt University

    Heriot-Watt University

  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked 352nd in the world, 40th in UK and 7th in Scotland for the QS World’s Top Universities. This places the university in the top 4%, based on approximation of at least 10,000 universities in the world
  • Heriot-Watt has been ranked 47th in world, 3rd in UK, and 1st in Scotland, in the QS world ranking of universities under 50 years of age.
  • THE’s ‘Table of Tables’ is the combined results of the three main UK university league tables – the Good University Guide (published by The Times and The Sunday Times), The Guardian and The Complete University Guide.In the Table of Tables 2015: Heriot-Watt is placed 25th in the UK – rising from 28th the previous year
  • 63rd in the world, 10th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland in The Times Higher Education ‘100 Under 50’ 2013 (University Royal Charter awarded in 1966).
  • 22nd in the world, based on the ‘international outlook’ indicator in the World University Rankings in the Times Higher Education – World’s Most International Universities.
  • Scottish University of the Year 2012-13 (and 2011-12) and UK University of the Year for Student Experience 2012-13 by the Sunday Times.

Heriot-Watt University consistently achieves high ranking across a number of key university league tables:

  • Guardian University Guide 2016 – 18th place Overall
  • National Student Survey 2013 – 11th in the UK and second in Scotland
  • The Complete University Guide 2016 – 37th Overall
  • Times Higher Education World University Ranking – 22nd in the world for ‘International outlook’
  • Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 – 41st in the UK and sixth in Scotland

Heriot-Watt University’s Ranking in the Guardian University Guide 2016

  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia provides an excellent learning environment

    Heriot-Watt University Malaysia provides an excellent learning environment

    Ranked 18th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland

  • 3rd for Accounting & Finance and Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • 4th for Building and Town & Country Planning (Quantity Survey)
  • 13th for Business, Management & Marketing
  • 17th for Chemical Engineering
  • 2nd for Civil Engineering
  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked 10th by the Guardian’s University guide 2016: league table for Mechanical Engineering
  • Top 20 in the UK for: Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Information Systems, Business, Management and Marketing and Chemical Engineering.

Heriot-Watt University’s Ranking in the Complete University Guide 2016 (UK)

Heriot-Watt was ranked fourth in Scotland in the 2016 Complete University Guide, after St Andrews, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Heriot-Watt University is one of the best engineering schools in UK

Heriot-Watt University is one of the best engineering schools in UK

Heriot-Watt University is 37th in the UK and are ranked in the top 25 for a further 6 subjects: Accounting & Finance, Art & Design, Business & Management Studies, Economics, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering

Heriot-Watt University ranked in the top ten in the UK in five subject areas:

  • Building (6th and 1st in Scotland)
  • Chemical Engineering (5th)
  • Civil Engineering (9th)
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering (9th)
  • Town & Country Planning (5th and 1st in Scotland)

Overall Heriot-Watt were ranked in the top 25% of UK universities in 11 subjects including Accounting & Finance, Art and Design, Business and Management Studies, Economics, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering.

Other highlights included recognition for the university’s world-class research rated 30th in the UK for quality and for their spending on facilities which placed them 19th in the UK.

Research Standards at Heriot-Watt University

Students in Malaysia can now study at a top UK university locally

Students in Malaysia can now study at a top UK university locally

The university offers the advantages of a research-led teaching environment where advances in relevant fields are reflected in the syllabus.

In the 2008 RAE, 50% of the University’s research was rated as internationally excellent. Heriot-Watt had one of the highest RAE staff submission rates among Scottish universities.

The University plays a leading role in a number of Scottish research pooling initiatives including in the areas of Engineering (Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering), Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics and Marine Science.

The University has an extensive portfolio of research collaborations and is expanding this through the development of strategic alliances with key industry partners.

An excellent study environment at the top ranked Heriot-Watt University

An excellent study environment at the top ranked Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University delivers globally relevant and pioneering research with real impact. Our research informs policy, changes the world we live in and solves real problems for business and industry. In the REF 2014 survey of all UK universities:

  • 82% of our research was found to be world-class
  • we were 1st in the UK for General Engineering (joint submission with Edinburgh University)
  • we were 2nd in the UK for Architecture, Built Environment and Planning (joint submission with Edinburgh University)
  • we were 5th in the UK for Mathematical Sciences (joint submission with Edinburgh University).

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