Planit


Industrial Biotechnology

Forth Valley College

Venues

Falkirk Campus

Content

Biotechnology uses living organisms and systems to make products for a range of uses, including biofuels, agriculture and pharma products. The HND develops the study of biology, chemistry and process engineering in an industrial biotechnology context.

Year 1:
Laboratory Skills; Microbiology; Chemical Engineering Principles; Chemistry; Biotechnology: An Introduction.

Year 2:
Graded Unit Project; Animal and Plant Cell Culture; Immunology; Animal Biology; Organic Chemistry; Process Operations.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including Maths, Biology or Chemistry; or successful completion of a relevant qualification at SCQF Level 6. Interview and a maths and group task.

Progression Routes

Year 2 or 3 of a relevant degree programme.

Start Date

August

Qualification

HND

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years

Department

Science

SCQF Level

8

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General