Engineering and Aviation


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 UHI Perth. 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.

UHI Perth 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 UHI Perth


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 UHI Perth 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 UHI Perth