Engineering, construction and technology


Get your aviation career off the ground at UHI, with our Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Management degree, the only one of its kind in Scotland.

Based at UHI Perth, boasting world-class facilities including hangar spaces for practical activities that simulate an active commercial EASA/UKCAA Part 145 maintenance environment. Delivered in conjunction with AST, the longest established aviation maintenance training organisation of its type in the world, graduate with a degree plus the opportunity to obtain an Approved EASA and/or UKCAA Part-66 Certificate of Recognition.

UHI is a key partner in the Moray Aerospace, Advanced Technology and Innovation Campus, a £33.3 million training centre which is being built for students to learn aeronautics and provide the skills needed for working in the aviation sector.

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Pathways to study

Pathways to study

If you don't initially meet the entry requirements for degree study there is always another route and you may want to consider an HNC or access course. 

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Graduates progress into a variety of roles:

  • Aircraft engineer
  • Architectural technologist
  • Construction and civil engineer
  • Design and maintenance in offshore and manufacturing industry
  • Electrical, electronics, mechanical and systems engineering
  • Energy, flood and river management
  • Engineering and asset manager
  • Instrument and process control engineer
  • Renewable energy engineer
  • Performance, quality and safety engineer

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Engineering, construction and technology sector

  • Workforce size 2024: 144,300 people. The workforce is expected to grow between 2024 and 2031: up by 0.2% or 300 people
  • Compared to all sectors, a higher proportion of the workforce in the Engineering sector was qualified to SCQF level 7-10
  • Top employing occupations (people), 2031:
    Science and Technology Professionals Total Employment: 24,500
    Business and Public Service Professionals Total Employment: 24,500



Why our students love UHI

Liam, electrical and electronic engineering graduate

Without UHI I wouldn't have been able to gain my apprenticeship. It all started when I completed a college link engineering course here, while still at school. That led on to a national certificate and then all the way through to me graduating with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I have so much to thank UHI for.

Liam graduated from our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering at UHI North, West and Hebrides. 

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Iliana, aircraft engineering graduate

I moved to Scotland from Bulgaria to study, and UHI was my first choice for university. I love having smaller class sizes, this means we get personal support from lecturers. The skills gained at UHI Perth have immensely increased my employability and allowed for personal growth. My studies helped me secure a remote placement at the Clean Combustion Research Center at KAUST in Saudi Arabia.

While studying, I was part of the Adventurous Activities Club at UHI Perth, and I am obsessed with the beauty of the Highlands- my favourite thing to do in my free time is going hiking with my classmates and spending time in nature.

Iliana studied the BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering at Perth UHI.