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Brewing and Distilling

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

First Year: Introduces Biology largely as Human Biology with accompanying modules in Applied and Environmental Biology. Additional subjects include Quantitative Techniques for Biologists and Chemistry as required for an understanding of future modules in Biochemistry and Physiology.

Second Year: Concentrates on broad topics in Biology; especially Whole Organism Biology of Animals, Plants and Micro-organisms, and Cell Structure and Biochemistry.

Third Year: Brings specialist modules in Cereals and the Technology of Brewing and Distilling. Food and Beverage Process Technology, including Energy Conservation, is an important part of the Third Year.

Fourth Year: Focuses on particular aspects of the industry including: Cereal Technology; Yeast Biology and Fermentation; Beer Maturation; Quality; Packaging Technology; and Commercial Aspects of Brewing and Distilling. The School has a pilot plant brewery and distillery which is used for teaching the practical aspects of the subject.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 5 Highers at AABBC including Maths and a science subject plus English at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC plus English at National 5.

For entry to Level 2 you would require 2 Advanced Highers at BB plus 4 Highers at AABBC including Maths at A.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

C980

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department

Chemical Engineering

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General