University of the Highlands and Islands Aircraft Engineering

University of the Highlands and Islands Aircraft Engineering

Aircraft Engineering BEng (Hons)

The BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering course is an exciting degree that will equip you with an in-depth engineering knowledge across a broad range of modern aeronautical technologies.

If you have decided on an exhilarating career as an aircraft engineer, this course will provide the knowledge and skills you need to analyse complex aircraft engineering situations and solve aeronautical engineering problems.  The degree offers two pathways which can lead to a career in air transport operations or aircraft design.

Special features

  • The degree is highly relevant to modern aircraft industries and we have good links with the aviation industry
  • The content is closely matched to the knowledge elements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for aircraft engineering staff
  • Facility to take EASA examinations on-site at Perth College UHI
  • Option of an air transport operations or aircraft design route

University of the Highlands and Islands Aircraft Engineering

Entry requirements

Entry to year 1:

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade BBC or above, B grade or above required in Mathematics OR
  • 2 A levels at grade C or above, including Mathematics PLUS
  • Physics at Standard grade credit level, National 5 or GCSE at grade B, or equivalent AND
  • English at Standard grade credit level, National 5 or GCSE at grade C, or equivalent
  • Applicants with other qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis
  • Students successfully achieving Grade A in the graded unit and greater than 70% in Maths and Physics on the UHI HNC Aircraft Engineering may progress to year two of the degree.

Advanced entry to year 2 may be possible with the following:

  • Successful completion of the HNC in Aircraft Engineering or a related discipline at an appropriate level OR
  • With Advanced Highers or A levels; BBC including Maths and Physics at grade B
  • You will also undertake a period of preparatory tuition which may take the form of a pre-course summer school, or run alongside your year 2 studies.