Engineering a better future at Lews Castle

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Lews Castle College UHI is set to launch a range of “state-of-the-art”, innovative, Engineering degrees at its Stornoway campus on June 10th.

The keynote speaker at the launch will be former UK Secretary of State for Energy and Scottish Office Minister for Innovation and Education – Mr Brian Wilson

These degrees are a major new departure for both Lews Castle College UHI and The University of the Highlands and Islands.

They have been designed for the first time to make full use of all the extensive expertise which encompasses subject leaders from all over Scotland in the 13 UHI partners.

A consultancy programme with industry and other educational establishments means that the degrees incorporate the very latest in high-technology and engineering subjects at a high level and makes the courses directly comparable to the best available anywhere.

This will also be the first time that the University of the Highlands and Islands has run full four-year Engineering degree programmes.

The degrees are aimed at high achieving students with excellent entrance qualifications and will ensure that a new generation of highly skilled and motivated graduates enters the island workplace which has the potential to have a transformative effect on the local economy.

Unique aspects of new engineering degrees:

New four-year degree structure for the design, development and research sectors.

State-of-the-art degree in engineering

A route to high level Engineering jobs including opportunities in Energy, Aerospace Engineering, Oil and Gas, Automotive Engineering, Research and Development, Electronics, Computer Engineering, Communications and many other high technology sectors.

Degrees designed and supported by leading experts from all over Scotland as part of the UHI network of 13 partners.

Opportunities to study elsewhere in Scotland as part of the UHI network.

Local support and friendly staff.

Degrees which are accredited by Professional Bodies

The degree titles are:

BEng (Hons) / MEng Energy Engineering

BEng (Hons) / MEng Mechanical Engineering

BEng (Hons) / MEng Electrical and Electronics Engineering

BEng (Hons) / MEng Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

BEng (Hons) / MEng Aerospace Engineering