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Two courses ranking highly in the UK

UWS has ranked highly for Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering in the latest Guardian University Guide.

This Guide, which was published earlier this week, saw Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering at UWS rising 13 and 16 places respectively to both be ranked 5th in UK and top in Scotland.

Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering also recorded the top Teaching, Course and Assessment satisfaction scores among Scottish universities with Mechanical Engineering at UWS recording the highest Assessment Satisfaction score within the Scottish sector.

With over 100 years' experience in training engineers, UWS offers vocationally-relevant courses. The University’s Engineering courses are designed to take into account and anticipate industry needs; their delivery is supported by excellent on-campus facilities; and the University’s programmes are strongly aligned to industry, professional bodies and other institutions.

Excellent opportunities for companies and students through Graduate Apprenticeships

With the University’s School of Engineering and Computing delivering Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs) in Engineering Design & Manufacture and Civil Engineering it is the ideal time for companies seeking GAs to get in touch with UWS.

UWS is working in partnership with SDS to deliver these GA programmes, which have been developed in response to demand from industry. The Graduate Apprenticeships offer a chance for apprentices to work with leading employers whilst studying for an Honours Degree at UWS.

With three out of four employers in Scotland reporting critical skill shortages that are affecting their productivity and growth, added to the fact that more than 70% of Scottish employers think that job applicants lack technical, practical or job specific skills, GAs have never been more important or attractive.

By combining academic learning with real-time practical experience in the workplace, the GA programmes deliver industry-relevant skills and qualifications. GAs are developed in partnership with employers to ensure that the learning is relevant to industry and that apprentices can apply their learning in the workplace immediately.

I am delighted that Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering are both ranked top in Scotland in this latest league table.
Professor Ian Allison, Dean of the University’s School of Engineering and Computing

Professor Ian Allison, Dean of the University’s School of Engineering and Computing, said: “I am delighted that Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering are both ranked top in Scotland in this latest league table. This coupled with the success of Mechanical Engineering highlights the strength of our teaching quality and student experience and that we are the ideal choice for any prospective students interested in a career in engineering.”

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