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6 Reasons You Should Get a STEM Degree

You’ve probably heard everyone from politicians to industry leaders say this ‘STEM is the future’. You hear it so often because it’s true! STEM is academic disciplines that deal with science, technology, engineering and maths, it includes everything from engineering, actuarial science, robotics physics, biology to computer science. As we move towards a knowledge based […]

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12 Specialties of Engineering Explained

Engineering is one of the most lucrative, growing and interesting careers. There is a wide range of specialties within Engineering itself and we cover a few of them here: Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineers create, design, test and oversee the building of electrical equipment. They understand electricity as a power source, and have the ability to […]

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Engineering Leaders in Innovation

“In class, you will get both hands-on practice and theoretical knowledge, but self-enhancement is also important for you to survive in real life. You need to be involved and be brave enough to take the risk. Failure is the start of success; it is the courage to continue that counts,” shared Nurul Husna binti Mohd […]

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Top 7 Reasons You Should Study Engineering

You probably heard it from a lot of people by now “You Should Study Engineering!” If you get good grades and aren’t sure what to study, that’s the advice most people give. But before you write it off, take a look at these legitimate compelling reasons you should study Engineering: 7) International Travel Engineers are […]

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EmPOWER-ing Oil and Gas Graduates

Global energy consumption is anticipated to increase by around 33% over the next decade. According to the Malaysia Energy Statistics Handbook 2017, in terms of total fuel consumption in electricity generation, Oil and Gas remains the largest source of energy at more than 52% in Peninsular Malaysia, 84% in Sabah and 21% in Sarawak. Consequently, […]

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How do we empower the next generation of students?

John Lennon once said: “When I was 5 years old, my mother would always tell me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them […]

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Petroleum Engineers In Demand For Industry Revolution 4.0

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia recently hosted 70 industry leaders, academics, alumni and students at its “Petroleum Revolution 4.0: Watt’s Next?” forum, which discussed how disruptive technologies and challenges in the industry are creating opportunities to enhance how we educate and prepare students for petroleum engineering jobs of the future. Panellists from the oil and gas sector […]

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Engineering

In a recent study published in the journal Career Development International, researchers investigated the effectiveness of engineers and how this relates to their IQ, personality and emotional intelligence. Of these factors, it was revealed that only one predicted how well they were doing: emotional intelligence. This does not mean that IQ or personality is not […]

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Giving Girls Equal Opportunities in Engineering at Heriot-Watt

Founded in 1821 with roots deeply enriched in Scottish history, Heriot-Watt is known as the first mechanic’s institute in the world. Heriot-Watt University is lauded for its truly global presence and impact, gaining the title of the International University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. It is also […]

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