Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

What would I study on a Access to STEM or Engineering programme?  

 <physics.png> Although all partner colleges adhere to the SWAP framework and offer a number of units in core subjects, each college also offers its own unique blend of optional subjects, which belong to the curriculum group.  

For example, on the Access to Life Science/Chemistry and Biology programme, most colleges will offer a selection of subjects (but not all) from the following list:  

* Physics units (National 5, then Higher level)
* Chemistry units (National 5 and Higher Level)
* Mathematics units (National 5, then Higher level)
* Practical laboratory or workshop units  

In addition, all colleges running the Access to STEM programme will offer Core Skills subjects such as:  

* Communication
* ICT  

Exact programmes vary slightly from college to college, so you would need to contact your college of choice to find out exactly what units are included.

You can find a list of colleges on the downloadable brochure linked below:    

What can I do after completing a STEM or Engineering programme?  

Successful completion of the SWAP Access to STEM or Engineering programme provides progression to subjects from the physical science, mathematics and engineering families.  

Subjects may include:

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- Chemical Engineering
- Physics
- Theoretical Physics
- Astrophysics
- Mathematics
- Computing
- Quantity Surveying
- Built Environment courses
- Strathclyde Engineering Academy


- Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
- Civil Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Product Design Engineering
- Mechatronics
- Power Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Aeronautical Engineering    

If you are in any doubt as to which Access route to take,
please take advice from SWAPWest before you finalise your application.

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