BSc (Hons) Statistical Data Science

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM)

Putrajaya, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Quick Facts


3 years


Full-time, On-campus



Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • Accredited by the Royal Statistical Society, with possibility for some exemptions from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) UK
  • Learn both theoretical and applied elements of modern statistics which give you the training in modelling, analysing and interpreting real data that is required in the economy, industry and research
  • A truly global university with an option to transfer to campuses in the UK and Dubai
  • Pioneer in education and innovative research for over 200 years

Course Structure

  • Probability and Statistics A & B
  • Linear Algebra
  • Actuarial and Financial Mathematics A & B
  • Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis A & B
  • Algorithmic and Scientific Programming

Optional and elective courses available for Year 1 include:

  • Finance and Financial Reporting
  • Database Management Systems
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Statistical Models A
  • Statistics for Social Science
  • Survival Models
  • Statistical Models B
  • Bayesian Inference and Computational Methods

Optional courses available in Year 2 may include:

  • Portfolio Theory and Asset Models, Derivative Markets and Discrete-time Finance, Ordinary Differential Equations and Introduction to Interaction Design.
  • Optimisation
  • Statistics Dissertation A
  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Time Series
  • Statistics Dissertation B

Optional courses available in Year 3 may include

  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents, Big Data Management, Continuous-Time Finance, Data Assimilation, Risk Theory, Statistics Special Topic.

Entry Requirements

  • 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: ABBC - A in Mathematics, B in Accountancy and Finance, B in Business Management, C in Academic English/Study Skills
  • A Level/STPM: ABB including A in Mathematics
  • UEC: 8 points or less including A1 in Mathematics and Advanced Mathematics (5 subjects not less than B grade)
  • WACE/SACE: ATAR 90 (WACE: Minimum 80% in Mathematics/SACE: Minimum 17.0 in Mathematics)
  • SMA 3 (Indonesia): 8
  • IB Diploma: 28 points (Minimum 6 in HL Mathematics: analysis and approaches)
  • Diploma with high level of attainment in mathematics recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

Any other relevant qualification with high level of attainment in mathematics recognised by the Malaysian Government

**Maybe subject to additional school assessment.

  • If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 is required.

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