An engineering qualification provides a sound basis for a number of careers, whether you’re interested in building and maintaining machines or want to work in the lucrative energy or oil and gas sectors.

Other areas of employment could include on-shore and off-shore renewables, manufacturing, aerospace, transport and logistics.

There’s no better place to study engineering than in Scotland, with its rich legacy, tradition and engineering innovations through the ages, from steam engines to tarmac and feats such as the Forth Bridge and more recently the Queensferry Crossing. Be a part of this world-leading reputation of discovery and innovation with Perth College UHI. More than 8 million people are employed in engineering and manufacturing, making the UK the seventh largest manufacturing nation in the world, and creating a significant impact on the Scottish, UK and global economy.

Perth College UHI provides training for employees at UK energy company, SSE, as part of their Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Contracting and Power Systems. Our expert practical and class-room based study supports their commitment to training employees to the high standards required by the industry.

Have a look around some of the Engineering facilites at Perth College UHI


The Aviation industry requires high calibre engineers at every stage of the product life-cycle, from conceptual design through to in-service support.

Studying in the Aviation department at Perth College UHI will prepare you to meet the ever-growing need for engineers in this innovative and progressive sector. Aircraft Engineering is a strategically important industry for Scotland with companies such as BAE Systems and Rolls Royce employing people in high skill, high-paying jobs.

Our Aviation courses offer a range of academic qualifications. Our staff have specialist knowledge across the breadth of disciplines with backgrounds in industry, academia and the armed forces.

We also carry out research and consultancy, previously working with the Force India Formula 1 team. Specialist equipment in classrooms and workshops supports teaching through practical activities. We have a functional hangar that is equipped with wind tunnel, flight simulator, light aircraft and aircraft engines.

Have a look around some of the Aviation facilites at Perth College UHI

Blog Articles

Student Spotlight - Rebecca Wallace

As well as being in her second year of Aircraft Engineering, Rebecca is also the 21/22 HISA Perth Vice President of Education and Engagement.

Student Spotlight - Louis Alvis

The BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Management is a unique course, as it is the only one of its kind in Scotland and is designed to produce graduate-calibre aircraft maintenance engineers. Hear from one of our current students, about his experience on this course.

Student Spotlight - Jenny Brayshaw

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for many people, in lots of different ways. However, for some people, it has given them the confidence and courage to follow their passion and change career paths. Whilst on furlough, Jenny decided to take a chance and apply for a course at Perth College UHI.

Student Spotlight - Ryan James

Ryan decided to return to education after working for over ten years in a different industry. We hear about his progression to degree level, and an exciting real-life industry project that he was involved in.

International Woman's Day

We spoke to student Iliana Dimitrova Dimitrova, currently in Year 3 of her BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering course. She describes her determination to gain an engineering career - as a female student in a STEM field.

Student Spotlight - Alison Field

To celebrate #EngineersWeek, we had a chat with Alison Field - to find out why she decided to return to education, and to see what her progression plans are.

Degree Spotlight: BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Management

Designed to support the global Aviation industry, Perth College UHI - in partnership with Air Service Training (AST) - has introduced a unique new course. The BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Management degree is the only one of its kind in Scotland.