Worries over Scots engineering applicants

December 25, 1998

Scottish higher education institutions are facing a "worrying" downward trend in the quality of applications for engineering degree courses, according to the Committee of Scottish Higher Education Principals.

In a report it warns that a "premier league" of research-driven engineering departments could be created with the remainder taking on low level, routine teaching and training.

"It is to be hoped that this will be avoided," says the report. "Changes will need to be accepted. Some departments and courses will need to be restructured and refined."

Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments