Qualification

HND (SCQF Level 8)

Interests

  • Science

Why take this course?

Industrial Biotechnology has been identified as a key growth area for the Scottish and UK economy in the coming years. This course was developed by SQA in cooperation with the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBIOIC) to meet the needs of employers for technical level biotechnologists. The course will provide you with the necessary underpinning science and up to date laboratory skills for employment in the rapidly developing field.

What you will experience

In this course you will study a number of areas of biotechnology, including microbiology, cell culturing, DNA molecular techniques, biotechnology processing, chemical engineering, biochemical techniques and human metabolism. These subjects will be underpinned by units in chemistry, biology, maths and lab skills for science industries. You will undertake a major laboratory based project in biotechnology which will develop skills highly sought after by employers.