Department of Applied Science

Welcome to the Department of Applied Science.  The department is multidisciplinary and spans the subject areas of Control and Instrumentation alongside Chemical Science.  We offer vocationally relevant degree programmes with a focus on practical skills to ensure our students are equipped with the skills that employers seek.   Our Masters programme in Applied Instrumentation and Control is accredited by the Institute of Measurement and Control.

Our analytical laboratories are well equipped with industry standard instruments such as HPLC, LC-MS, GC, GC-MS, Raman, FTIR, fluorescence, atomic absorption and UV-Vis spectrometers.  We also have a range of light microscopes, a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and an atomic force microscope (AFM) all of which are available for teaching, consultancy and research based projects.  These facilities can be accessed to run professional training courses.  For example, Crawford Scientific, have used our lab facilities several times to run professional training courses for industrial delegates on analytical chemistry/chromatography.  This activity showcases our laboratory and equipment to the delegates/trainees who are based at companies both locally and nationally.

Research 

Research in the Department spans control systems for electrical distribution networks and renewable energy sources, prognosis heath management, sensor development for the oil and gas sector, optical chemical sensor design and development, chemical condition monitoring of high voltage insulating materials and fault detection of mechanical machines. Chemical Sciences staff are involved in environmental monitoring, contributing analytical expertise for EU Interreg funded projects such as PILLS & noPILLS(pharmaceuticals in waste and river water) and also currently Phos4You; recovery of phosphorous from waste water.

Degree courses

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  • Applied Instrumentation and Control

    • 2020/21
    • 2021/22
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • InstMC
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Applied Science
    Accreditation:
    • InstMC
    Go further with instrumentation, control systems, data analysis and system health management using existing skills in engineering and physical science. Progress your career in the oil and gas, renewables, utilities or manufacturing sectors
  • Forensic Investigation

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Applied Science
    If you enjoy chemistry and practical investigation, you can become a forensic scientist or analytical chemist. Study criminal investigation, environmental protection, forensic analysis and microscopy at degree level.
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Meet the department

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For Course and programme enquiries: T: +44 (0)141 331 8630 / E: studentenquiries@gcu.ac.uk