Design Innovation and High Technology

What is special about this course?

  • Cross-disciplinary course between Engineering & Computing, bringing together linked technology areas in programming/coding, electronics, robotics & artificial intelligence
  • Equips candidates with in-demand skills in high technology areas of the present & future economy

Entry requirements

2 National 5’s including Maths & a Science/Technology related topic.

  • The course consists of four compulsory modules:
  • Computer Programming
  • Electronics
  • Robotics Project
  • Computer Aided Design

Additional optional units will be selected from high technology subject areas including:

  • Games Programming
  • Sound and Music Engineering
  • Coding
  • Engineering
  • Internet Programming
  • Multimedia Technology

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Classroom, lab & workshop based face to face.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway

Start date

September 2017


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Successful candidates will develop core skills that will enhance career prospects in STEM related areas of the economy.
  • The programme will allow progression into Engineering/Computing sectors at technician level
  • Candidates will gain a range of skills that will enhanced employability
  • Project & project management skills included


Further study opportunities

  • Progression route to higher education in engineering or computing at HNC level.
  • Option to complete national group awards at Higher Level for progression to degree level studies in Engineering or Computing


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