Andrew Dickson, 21, from Carluke, graduated with a first class honours in BEng Engineering Management:
Andrew has been studying at the £2.1million Centre for Engineering Excellence, in UWS' Hamilton campus, on a course that has alumni employed by many leading firms, such as; Rolls-Royce, Baker Oil Tools, Corus Steel and Selex Electronics.
Initially studying Motorsport Design Engineering, Andrew switched to Engineering Management in his first year.
The course has a large amount of practical content in order for students to develop the skills required by employers, such as quality management, team working and leadership, as well as using a wide variety of industry software such as 3D Modelling, AutoCAD and MS Project.
Andrew will put what he's learned into practice next month when he starts a year placement as a trainee production engineer at industry giants, Philips Lighting, at their Hamilton base.
The global company is a leading provider of indoor and outdoor lighting in homes, shops, offices, schools, hospitals and sports arenas, and is known for their investment into energy-saving projects.
Andrew said: "I'm really excited and looking forward to it.
"It's going to be a full-time paid job in the industry and it will give me vital experience and help build up my CV."
The promising engineer says he's going to keep his options open for the future.
He said: "We covered a lot of different areas on the course, I'm not sure what I want to focus on yet.
"I'm still trying to find out what I like."