Our construction-related degrees ensure graduates have up-to-date and relevant skills for employment in a sector which is of key importance throughout the world.

SDS estimate the construction sector output will grow on average by 1.1% between 2015 and 2019.

Rachel MacLeod, BSc Architectural Technology graduate

Rachel Macleod"The curriculum sets students up with a clear understanding of building and design processes by linking course work with live projects. Since graduating I have kept in contact with staff and students at the university and watched the course evolve into what I think is a unique learning experience, where practice professionals and students work together to produce graduates that meet the demands of industry."

Neil Sutherland, Architect and Managing Director, MAKAR Ltd

Makar"The architectural technology team at the University of the Highlands and Islands have established close links with local businesses and progressive organisations engaged in delivering quality in the built environment sector. This is very welcome as it is crucial that the curriculum reflects the needs of both students seeking to broaden their knowledge and understanding, and employers seeking to employ graduates.

Having successfully employed a number of graduates from the architectural technology degree over the past few years we feel confident in recommending this course to those eager to learn and develop themselves, and to go on to secure well paid employment."

Steven Robertson, Divisional Director - Mott MacDonald

"The development of the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering programme at the University of the Highlands and Islands combined with the SVQ is a fantastic resource for the region. It provides a structured development programme for apprentices so that they earn and make an immediate contribution to businesses."

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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