Introduction to the Emerging Technology Sector

West Lothian College


This course will provide students with an introduction to some of the emerging technologies across various sectors within the Computing, Engineering and Built Environment faculty.

The course will have a focus on emerging technologies that are being developed to help achieve sustainability and net zero targets. As the world moves to a more sustainable way of living, having a good understanding of these technologies will not only showcase to you the emerging labour markets in this area, but also on a personal level what can be done to help achieve a more sustainable world.

The course will include looking at electric and hybrid vehicles and alternative fuel source for the transport industry, it will also include engineering topics around the emerging technologies including PV solar energy and modern materials used in manufacturing. The course will also provide practical skills in construction looking at how homes are made energy efficient form insulation to how homes are heated.

Entry Requirements

National 3 Maths. Interview.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Construction and Civil Engineering

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy