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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Heriot-Watt world-leader in Actuarial Mathematics

"Heriot-Watt University, which has a Malaysian campus in Putrajaya, is a world-leading centre of teaching and research in Actuarial Mathematics." according to The Borneo Post.

Students are seen during a session at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.
Photo: The Borneo Post 

The university’s Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics was the first in the United Kingdom to offer a specialised programme in the field.

Students interested in a career in Actuarial Science will find a pathway that will set them up for a successful future in this field beginning with the university’s Foundation in Science or Foundation in Business and Design Actuarial, with the latter being designed specifically for students who want to pursue a degree in Actuarial Science.

These foundation programmes are structured to equip students with skills in the relevant academic disciplines while also equipping them with other skills, such as English and study skills, in preparation for their transition to degree studies.

Upon successfully completing the foundation programme, students would then be able to progress into the university’s BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science programme, a three-year degree programme which has been accredited by the UK actuarial profession.

Similar to the university’s other programmes, it employs a mixed mode of teaching and assessments, allowing students to experience a more hands-on approach to the programme content.

Chua Han Chun, a Malaysian alumnus of Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh campus, said the university offered him a very flexible, industry appropriate education.
Source: The Borneo Post