Tariq Hussain & Peter Haubrick
BEng Mechanical Engineering Degree

Two students who have recently completed their BEng Mechanical Engineering Degree are Tariq Hussain and Peter Haubrick. Both Tariq and Peter began their studies on the NC Mechanical Engineering programme. The time spent on the NC advanced their academic skills and also developed their practical skills.

As an important part of the degree award Tariq and Peter undertook an engineering project which allowed them to highlight many aspects of the knowledge and skills they developed throughout their time at LCC UHI.


Neural Network Project: Create a neural network to allow character recognition of letters with structural variations.

Peter – “The NC Engineering award gave me an understanding of the application of engineering sciences which I was able to build on throughout my studies on the degree programme.”


Robot Hand Project: Develop a robot hand that can mimic the movement of a real hand by use of a glove with sensors attached.

Tariq – “NC Engineering covers a wide range of practical skills using industry standard machines and equipment. The practical aspect of the NC course helped develop my ‘hands on’ skills as well as giving me an understanding of dimensional accuracy and quality requirements. This has given my academic learning a more meaningful context and supported my studies at all levels.”

What can I study?

 Lews Castle College tries constantly to draw attention to the range of opportunities for study both in and from the Outer Hebrides.  Here are some of the recent information releases drawing attention to the courses and choices which students can experience.