Our lives are dependent on technology and the engineers who design, make and re-design the products we use every day.
Engineers make things, then they make improvements so things work better. They use creativity and imagination to find solutions to problems, working in almost every area of people's lives. They tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems – from maintaining clean water and energy supplies to finding sustainable ways to grow food, build houses and travel. They use maths and science, as well as design, computing, electronics and construction, to turn ideas into reality.
Engineering is wide and varied and Inverness College UHI offers a range of courses and routes to help you Engineer Your Career.
Find the engineering course that's right for you in the sections below. Once you've found the right course, hit apply now for September start.
Video source: This video was created by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to inspire, inform, influence and change perception, supporting the global engineering community to make a difference and evolve and adapt for the future.
Engineering employs more than 126,000 people in Scotland.
The workforce is projected to grow by 1.7 per cent over the next six years, creating 1500 jobs.
In the same period, almost 25 per cent of the workforce is projected to retire, creating an additional 20,300 job openings.
Source: Scottish Enterprise (2017); LMI For All (2018)
“Science is about knowing, engineering is about doing…”
Henry Petroski, author and professor of civil engineering
“At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions…”
Queen Elizabeth II