Introductory courses to HNCs, HNDs and Degree Pathways
Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy Levenmouth and Rosyth
Full-time, Part-time, Distance Learning and Evenings/Weekends
Start studying in February or August 2024
Why Choose STEM at Fife College?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and is the fastest-growing segment of jobs with employers finding it hard to find available talent. STEM subjects underpin our current world and impact different areas of society. Civil engineers, software developers, data scientists and accountants all work in STEM disciplines.
Studying a STEM course is about being inquisitive, innovative, logical, determined, and ready to never stop learning. They lead directly to a huge variety of exciting, fast-moving, and rewarding career opportunities.
Many jobs in the future will involve technology as we know the way people work will continue to change. Those who work in the health sector rely hugely on science, whilst the finance sector demands those who are a whizz with numbers. As our populations grow, more homes, schools and infrastructure in towns and cities will need to be built by skilled engineers.
What kind of job could I do?
Computer Systems Administrator
…and many more
Our STEM Courses
- Applied Science
- Human Biology
- Computing with Digital Media
- Computing: Software Development
- Digital Technologies
- Computer Games Development
- Digital Design and Development
- Automotive Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Systems and Renewables
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Financial Services
Progress To A Degree
Did you know that an HNC or HND qualification is the equivalent of first-year (HNC) or second year (HND) of a Degree at university? So depending on the subject studied, successfully completing an HNC or HND at Fife College could mean that you have the opportunity to progress on to Year 2 or 3 of a related degree course at university. In these areas, on successful completion of an HND, we offer articulation routes to years 2 or 3 of a related degree at the following universities:
University of Aberdeen
Heriot Watt University
Queen Margaret University
Edinburgh Napier University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Robert Gordon University
University of Aberdeen
University of West Scotland
University of Highlands and Islands
University of St Andrews
What Happens after I Apply?
There are four possible outcomes from your interview:
(For courses where an interview is not required, you may be asked for additional information e.g. a portfolio, before a decision is made.)
1. Unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed.
2. Conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements.
3. You may be added to a waiting list: you have met all entry requirements; however, the course is full.
If any spaces become available, you will be contacted nearer the course start date.
4. Unsuccessful: speak to our Guidance Team.
They may be able to help you find another suitable course.
Hear What Our Students Have To Say
"The thing that I enjoy most about coming to Fife College is the great atmosphere and great students." Find out how Keith Riley is using his HND in Applied Biological Sciences as a steppingstone to a degree.
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