Faculty of EngineeringHow to apply for the Engineering Academy

Frequently asked questions

How can I apply for the Engineering Academy?

All applications for the Engineering Academy should be made via UCAS.

The UCAS code for the Engineering Academy is 0BRT.  There is no need for you to complete a separate application for the HNC programme delivered within the college.

How is my application assessed and when will I know if I’ve been offered a place?

Once you submit your application to UCAS, it will be forwarded electronically to the University and the Engineering Academy will receive a copy.  You’ll be contacted by the Engineering Academy to confirm receipt of your application and we will also ask you at that point for your preferred area of engineering.

No decision will be taken on your application until all of the applications have been received via UCAS and you will be advised via e-mail of when you should expect to receive a decision on your application.

What happens if I’m offered a place on the Engineering Academy?

Once the applications for the Engineering Academy have been assessed, a decision will be uploaded to UCAS for each application. 

If you’re not being offered a place on the Engineering Academy, an ‘unsuccessful’ decision will be uploaded to UCAS and you'll be informed of this.

If you are offered a place on the Engineering Academy, you may be offered either an unconditional place on the programme or a conditional offer.

Unconditional offer

If you receive an unconditional offer, you have already met the entry requirements, so if you wish to accept the place, you can do this via UCAS and your place on the programme is guaranteed.

Conditional offer

If you receive a conditional offer, this will tell you what conditions you have to meet in order to get your place on the programme confirmed.  For most people, this means achieving certain grades in SQA examinations and your place will not be confirmed until such times as the SQA results are known and confirmation has been received that you have met the conditions set. 

Applicants will be able to access all offers being made to them via their UCAS account.  The UCAS system will also provide information on the date when any offers have to be accepted or declined – please ensure you respond to all offers by this date. 

Applicants should note that during certain times of the academic year, the UCAS system may be unavailable for applicants to accept/decline offers – this is likely to be when examination results have been published and are being uploaded to the system.  Again, information on dates when the system will be unavailable will be given on the UCAS website.