Spotlight on Aberdeen: strength in Engineering

11 Jul 2017 - April Whitworth

If you want to study Engineering in the UK, have you considered the University of Aberdeen? It's in the energy capital of Europe - home to a successful modern energy sector that transformed the oil industry in the last century.

Through a Foundation Certificate with Kaplan, international students can progress to an Engineering degree at the University of Aberdeen. These degrees offer a great mix of practical learning and real-life case studies, and are accredited by relevant professional institutions. You can therefore be sure that your University of Aberdeen degree will be hugely relevant for a future job in Engineering.

Excellent Engineering rankings

The University of Aberdeen ranks top 20 in the UK for both Civil Engineering (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017) and Electrical & Electronic engineering (Complete University Guide 2018).

Aberdeen's strength in Engineering doesn't end there. Thanks to the University's close links with many engineering companies, you can look forward to fantastic career prospects when you graduate.

Graduate prospects rankings (Complete University Guide 2018)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Civil Engineering


An incredible international experience

The University of Aberdeen offers a truly global outlook and inclusive community. It’s the 2nd most international university in Scotland (Times Higher Education), and ranked 25th overall in the UK (QS rankings), showing its consistency across many aspects of the university life.

The city of Aberdeen itself offers students historical and traditional features, combined with modern entertainment, making it an appealing place to live. If you need a quick break from city life, the surrounding countryside offers a great escape, as well as incredible views. The city’s cosmopolitan community and diverse cultures allow people from all over the world to integrate, and students of 120 nationalities attend the University of Aberdeen.

Furthermore, Aberdeen has been ranked the safest city to live in in Scotland, and North East Scotland is consistently rated the ideal environment to live/work in (Mercers Global Rankings), making it the perfect student destination.

Why study Engineering?

Engineering offers graduates a wide range of skills to earn and retain throughout their working life, such as enterprise and communication skills. Although the oil industry suffered a minor crisis a couple years ago in Aberdeen, it is rising again, showing the durable nature of the sector and its ability to overcome setbacks, particularly in this city.

Overall, Engineering is a rewarding sector to work in, through the intrinsic value that comes from finding solutions to people’s everyday issues. This is greatly helped by the presence of relevant and prestigious Engineering institutions all over Aberdeen. Where else could be a better place to study this subject?

Study Engineering at the University of Aberdeen with Kaplan

If you’re an international student, Kaplan offers a Foundation Certificate in Petroleum Engineering, with progression to a wide range of bachelor’s degrees in Engineering at Aberdeen. Find out more, and become a high-flying engineer of the future!

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