The program was exactly what I was looking for, it had the right amounts of theory, practical and even good exposure in terms of presentations. The professors were generally very supportive and always available. Sometimes assignments were a bit prescriptive, it might have been interesting to have more projects that pushed students to think out of the box.
Outside of studies, the university is always buzzing. There are tons of clubs and social events that you could participate in. Food options were generally very nice but could improve particularly for resident students. The location (in Academic City) was a constraint if you didn’t have access to a vehicle but that might have been resolved with the new campus.
It was definitely international, with its campuses spread across Edinburgh and Malaysia, but also through events/competitions that allowed global participation. It’s also pretty affiliated with engineering consultancies, a lot of my batch mates have found jobs in them either through our annual career fair or through collaborations in projects/dissertations.
Overall, I’d say Heriot-Watt is a pretty great place not only to get a good education but to also push the envelope on self-development and open doors to a wide range of professional opportunities.