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. This 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 relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and group task.

Progression Routes

2nd or 3rd year entry on a BSc or MSc in a related subject

Start Date

August

Qualification

HND

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Science

SCQF Level

8

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General