Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology (Honours)

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology (Honours) provides students with the tools and knowledge to work in both medicine and bioremediation. It encompasses the rapidly evolving fields of proteomics, genetic engineering, and advanced techniques in molecular analysis. A new generation of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, hormones, and anti-inflammatory agents are being developed using these technologies. This degree will prepare students to work in biomedical science research and the biotechnology industry, which is at the forefront of these developments.


4 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Students will complete studies in cellular and molecular biology, including genetics, immunology, and bioinformatics, and optional strands in chemistry and human anatomy and physiology. The nature of subjects such as genetic engineering means that you can also study ethics and management. Honours is built into the fourth year of this program, during which students will undertake a supervised research project that includes a professional development component, with tutorials on bio-informatics, scientific paper writing, the preparation of a CV and job application, applications for animal ethics, grants and the use of genetically modified organisms.


  • Medical biotechnology

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks: Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12. The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 85 or an IB of 31. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied Mathematics and any 2 units of Science. Students who have not completed Chemistry and/or Biology at the HSC are strongly recommended to enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) are required to pass an approved mathematics subject during their degree. Ideally, students will have studied Biology and Chemistry. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in the students chosen course, it is assumed they have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


Graduates qualify to apply for membership of relevant professional societies such as the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Australian Society for Microbiology.

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for a specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded. A Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology Honours (Dean's Scholar) program is also available.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong International: $125,760
  • ATAR: 74
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Full-time : 4 years

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