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Engineering

Applied Science HNC

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

This course is ideal if you’re looking to develop a career requiring practical knowledge of the Sciences. You’ll study each of the main branches of Science: Chemistry and Biology as well as undertake specialist units to increase your lab skills. 

The course is designed to be both sufficiently varied and in-depth to allow you to progress onto university studies, as well as prepare you for employment that relies on a knowledge of applied sciences. To progress to university you may also need to gain an additional Science Higher and have gained National 5 Mathematics.


You are advised to research your university choices early to ensure you apply for the correct complement of courses.

What you will learn

  • Maths and Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Lab Skills

How the course is assessed

  • Ongoing assessment per unit (theory)
  • Ongoing assessment per unit (practical)
  • A grading system based on graded unit
     

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • To study the Biology/Chemistry subjects you must have achieved a pass in Higher Chemistry and Higher Biology or Human Biology with a minimum of a C grade
  • Applied Science NC Level 6 is acceptable for entry
  • C grade passes at National 5 Maths and English

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Internal and external candidates may be required to sit a diagnostic test

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 6.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Progress onto Year 1/2 at university on a range of science-related courses.
  • Progress to Heriot Watt University to do all BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences Degrees 

Career options

  • Employment as a lab technician may be possible.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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