University of the Highlands and Islands Engineering

University of the Highlands and Islands Engineering

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The university offers a diverse range of engineering degrees including: aircraft, design, electrical, electronic, energy, mechanical and power; including two 5-year integrated masters degrees. This range of provision ensures our graduates are in an excellent
position to take advantage of job opportunities arising in the growing engineering industry.
The Skills Development Scotland Skills Investment Plan estimates 126,720 people are employed within this industry. Over the next few years, replacement demand is expected to create employment opportunities for around 2,500 skilled people each year. As we move towards a low carbon economy the energy sector will play an important role supporting the Scottish Government’s climate change delivery plan.
At the university, we are actively involved in research. Our research-active staff bring their expertise into the classroom at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and their teaching reflect their research specialisms. Specific energy research themes include: marine, bioenergy, renewable, hydrogen, oil and gas and energy engineering.

University of the Highlands and Islands Engineering


Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)
Energy Engineering BEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)

Degree structure

Year 1: CertHE
Year 2: DipHE
Year 3: BEng
Year 4: BEng

Mode of study

Full-time and part-time

Entry requirements

Highers: BCC
A levels: CC
Must include Maths at grade C or above. Plus National 5 Physics or Engineering Science and English at grade C, or GCSE Physics and English at grade C, or above, or equivalent.
Advanced entry to year two:
Advanced Highers: CCC
A levels: CC
Including Maths and Physics and National 5 English. Alternatively, HNC Engineering Systems.