Construction & Engineering


From Boeing to Microsoft and from Shell to Ferrari, engineering is the largest industry in the world. The whole of our modern way of life depends on it – and its influence continues to grow. Engineering encompasses diverse areas from the Internet, Computing and Telecommunications, through Aerospace and Automotive, Energy and Oil to Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Biotechnology.

The constantly changing and developing nature of engineering means that it is an exciting and rewarding industry to be involved in.

What you will find here is a range of high quality courses, taught by experts with a proven track record in delivering curriculum in key engineering subject areas; who have extensive industrial experience and who have published numerous peer-reviewed research papers. The new engineering degree scheme has been bench marked against similar schemes in the Scottish university sector and the experience you will get in studying engineering at our college will be a very positive one that will transform your career prospects and enable you to pursue post-graduate degrees at top rated universities in the country, as many of our recent undergraduates have done. Lews Castle College UHI also offers opportunities for post-graduate study in engineering, including the ability to apply for post-graduate scholarships. The engineering department attracts students from across Europe to study on our degree courses giving a rich cultural diversity and adds to the university experience here on our doorstep. We also have the advantage of being able to offer a huge range of design & build student projects due to our extensive workshops and technician support.

Student stories


"Go for it! It's a great opportunity to study and you are never too old to change careers" Alick John Maclean Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)


"The practical aspect of the NC course helped develop my ‘ hands-on’ skills as well as giving me an understanding of dimensional accuracy and quality requirements". Tariq Hussain BEng Mechanical Engineering Degree