Engineers design, create, test and improve all sorts of products and processes. There are many diverse opportunities from aerospace and pharmaceuticals to food and fast-moving consumer goods production. According to Skills Development Scotland there are 150,400 people currently working in engineering and 30,000 people in other manufacturing roles.


Energy is one of Scotland's fastest growing industries. With reliance on renewable energy increasing, there are even more exciting new opportunities coming on track. The Scottish Space industry is growing rapidly and will need more than 3,000 engineers in the next 10 years as Scotland prepares for the first European space launch from home soil.


  • UHI’s  BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering is IEng accredited with the Royal Aeronautical Society. Students also benefit from AST RAeS (Royal Aeronautical Society) corporate membership
  • Study on our BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Management and you will benefit from the expertise of the AST, the longest-established aviation training organisation of its type in the world
  • UHI’s innovative BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology course prepares you to work within a modern architectural practice and offers the opportunity to work on 'live' projects during your studies, which is unique for this degree subject
  • Study on our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering and you will undertake major industry-related projects to showcase your expertise in solving engineering problems: previous students have completed projects such as the design of a remote percolation tester for the construction industry, specification of a new high voltage AC heating system for an oil rig, design of a prosthetic finger for a hospital, automatic test equipment for a subsea camera, and instrumentation design for a gin distillery
Nurina Sharmin, BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering content Nurina Sharmin

Nurina Sharmin, BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering

“ I chose this course as I have a passion for aviation and I want to become a commercial pilot. What I like most about my course is the range of subjects and the content within them. My qualification will provide me with a stepping stone for my future ambitions – expanding my knowledge to enter the aviation industry. After university, I plan to do a masters and then work for a year gaining industrial experience before I commence pilot training. If you have an ambition, and passion for the aviation industry, then I would definitely recommend that people study here.”

Emily Currie, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering content Emily Currie

Emily Currie, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

“ After finishing my first year I started to apply for apprenticeships so that I could work and study at the same time. I was offered a job by the Highland Council who have encouraged me to carry on with my degree while working in their design office. Currently I work three days with the council, and study two days at the university. I really like the fact that the class sizes are small; this means we get a lot of help and support from our lecturers.”

Bethany Welsh completed the BEng Civil Engineering, through the Graduate Apprenticeship scheme content Bethany Welsh

Bethany Welsh completed the BEng Civil Engineering, through the Graduate Apprenticeship scheme

“ The course was right for me as it fitted alongside my work. Most of my lecturers were from a site background so they could really link things to the working environment. I have gained great experience on projects for my employer, Balfour Beatty. These include the road and bridge project at Inveramsay Bridge, Aberdeenshire, the Newmill flood protection scheme, near Keith, and the A9/A85 project on the outskirts of Perth. It can be tough finding the time to study and work, but doing the theory and experience together meant it took half the time to complete my degree. ”