Centres of excellence
University of Glasgow
- The University of University has been teaching aeronautics and fluid mechanics since 1921 - today it is known as one of the world's leading aeronautics research and development facilities.
- This degree course is one of only three in the UK to be given preferred status by BAE Systems
- The University of Glasgow is the only institution that teaches aeronautical engineering and avionics in Scotland
Other education institutions
Whilst Glasgow University might have the highest profile there are several other universities that all offer a wide range of aerospace and engineering courses, including:
University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh’s Department of Mechanical Engineering has particular strengths in computer controlled electro-mechanical solutions, as well as engineering design. The University is also home to a dedicated Centre for Defence Studies
University of Strathclyde - The Institute of Photonics at Strathclyde bridges the gap between university and commercial research, including research into all-solid-state light sources and applications such as countermeasures and sensors. The Mechanical Engineering Department undertakes space research and is home to the new Advanced Space Concepts Lab
University of Aberdeen - Aberdeen’s Department of Engineering conducts ground-breaking research in a variety of areas including optoelectronics, colour holography, optical metrology, optical materials characterisation and optical methods of nondestructive evaluation
University of Abertay, Dundee - Abertay’s School of Engineering works in close collaboration with a number of aerospace companies, including BAE Systems, and specialises in pioneering work on advanced microdisplays and wearable displays, communications technology and optical information processing.
Excellent reputation for research and development with 54 university research groups and 39 industry teams with capabilities and technologies appropriate to the sector.