Overview

The world relies increasingly on advances in biotechnology to overcome medical, environmental, agricultural and manufacturing challenges. Biotechnologists work at the forefront in pharmaceuticals, food, industrial chemicals, crop and livestock farming, environmental clean-up and forensics.

This four-year degree, including an Honours year, provides comprehensive training in all aspects of the field. You will first learn the fundamentals of science in courses such as biology, chemistry and maths. You will then delve deeper into the multidisciplinary world of biotechnology, with courses in molecular biology, microbiology, chemistry, genetics and biotechnology. Gain invaluable practical experience in your Honours year, where you will experience scientific research first-hand and complete a supervised research project.

Program Code

3053

UAC Code

429400

CRICOS Code

088871C

Total units of credit (UOC)

192

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

75

Majors

  • Biotechnology

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Biotechnologist
  • Biochemist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Microbiologist
  • Policy specialist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Medical scientist
  • Patent specialist

Assumed Knowledge

Chemistry, Mathematics

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

85.00

2019 Guaranteed Entry

85.00

2018 A Levels

14

2018 IB Diploma

31

2018 QLD OP

8

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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