New HND in Industrial Biotechnology

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre, iBioIC, has launched a new HND in Industrial Biotechnology. Industrial Biotechnology can be broadly defined as the use of biological resources (such as plants or micro-organisms) to manufacture, process or produce compounds on an industrial scale. Many different industries use biotechnology to make products for a variety of uses such as biofuels, agricultural products, food producers, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals.


Industrial Biotechnology is a sector which is undergoing significant growth within Scotland and the newly approved HND in Industrial Biotechnology (SQA Group Award Code GK70 16) is a key study route designed for learners seeking a career within this sector.

The HND award will be delivered at Glasgow Kelvin College and Forth Valley College from August 2016. Successful completion of the HND will prepare learners for an appropriate level of employment in areas of industrial biotechnology, such as research and industrial laboratories, chemical, biofuels, pharmaceutical, food and agriculture production and environmental science.

Career paths are quite diverse with a typical industry role being at the level Process Technician. Alternatively HND college students wishing to study at higher levels may be eligible for articulated entry to a number of University degree programmes.

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