University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Biotechnology

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Biotechnology harnesses the natural biochemical and genetic processes of living organisms for our own use. Right now we are using it in genetic engineering, human health, pharmaceuticals, plant and animal agriculture, food production, fuels and waste management. The diversity of jobs available in biotechnology continues to increase and it is expected to become one of the growth areas of the 21st Century.


240 units comprising of:200 units of compulsory courses20 units of chemistry directed courses10 unit mathematics directed course10 unit elective


  • statistics for the sciences
  • laboratory skills in biological systems
  • biochemistry
  • molecular genetics
  • biomolecules
  • microbiology
  • cellular biotechnology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Selection based on ATAR or equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $126,424
  • ATAR: 75
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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