The university offers a diverse range of engineering degrees ensuring graduates are in an excellent position to take advantage of job opportunities arising in the growing engineering industry.

The engineering sector currently employs 126,720 people in this industry.

Jennifer Insley, BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering student

Jennifer Insley"I have always had a passion for aviation and aerospace and enjoyed maths and physics at school. The broad range of subjects which are covered in the core modules allow for an understanding of a variety of specialist topics and the ability to specialise in either operations or design modules in the final two years of study allows you to tailor your degree to your interests.

The degree is accredited with the Royal Aeronautical Society, meaning it is a recognised in industry and will allow for possible professional qualification as an incorporated engineer (IEng). Perth College UHI is a unique environment; the facilities both at Scone Airfield and on campus are excellent, you can tailor your degree to your own personal requirements and interests and staff could not be any more supportive."

Hiten Parmar, BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering; and MSc Air Transport Operations and Management

Hiten Parmar"There have been fantastic opportunities throughout my time studying with the university. During the summer of 2015 I was successful in securing an internship as a Business Analyst. The lecturers and support staff provided advice on everything including CVs, writing covering letters and information on any other opportunities relevant to the aviation industry."

Thomas Bailey, BEng Mechanical Engineering

Thomas Bailey"I have always enjoyed science and technology and making a move into the engineering side suited me best as I prefer to learn by working with hands-on projects. Our lecturers are great as they teach all of the necessary theoretical information in class and then they give us time in the workshops to try it out practically."

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the only university based in our region – Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire. We provide access to undergraduate and postgraduate study and research opportunities through our network of colleges and research centres, offering students a natural, supportive environment during their university studies.

Many of our undergraduate courses are developed in partnership with industry professionals to ensure that our graduates have the skills and experience required by employers. Others capitalise on the unique assets of our region, such as the environment, culture and heritage, and offer progression to research opportunities in these internationally important fields.


With locations spread across the Highlands and Islands, students can choose the university campus that suits. It might be close to home, or offer a course of interest, or there might be something special about a specific location. Students can also choose to create their own campus by studying online, when and where it suits them.

In 2015, 95% of the university’s graduates, who studied with us on a full time basis, entered work or further study (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

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