Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Biotechnology is changing the world around us and is considered a growth technology of the 21st century, with job opportunities to match. It is an exciting field of science, combining aspects of medicine and biology. Biotechnology is the use of living organisms - often minute, micro-organisms - to create products or perform tasks for us. The Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) prepares you to work as a professional in one of the most exciting areas of modern science by combining theory and specialised practical training in the life sciences with the study of related business, legal, ethical and social issues. The degree is underpinned by knowledge in entrepreneurial and corporate biotechnology.
First year comprises an introductory topic in Biotechnology which will expose the diverse opportunities available in the field. First year students also gain a foundation in biology and chemistry, and undertake elective topics. Students who do not have a background in chemistry are able to enrol in introductory chemistry topics. Second year involves fundamental biology topics and introduces students to the process of transferring bioscience discoveries from the laboratory to the wider community and making a difference to society. The legal, ethical and social interaction between the biosciences and society is also explored. Third year focuses on deepening and applying scientific knowledge towards solving problems using Biotechnology. Students remain interdisciplinary throughout the degree but can choose from Medical, Environmental, Plant Science to Food, and Industrial and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology topics in their final year.
- Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Experimental Design, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Or mature age entry (STAT)
- Or TAFE/VET qualifications
- Higher education transfers
- Or completion of a foundation studies program
Honours is available.
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Students can combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the College of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements. Students also have the option to combined this degree with one of the following Bachelor degrees, providing they meet the entry requirements for both: Laws and Legal Practice and Laws and Legal Practice (Honours).