Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

This four year program, incorporating an honours year, provides comprehensive training in all aspects of the multi-disciplinary field of biotechnology. Biotechnology is used for the production of pharmaceuticals, food and industrial chemicals, in the development of improved crops and livestock for farming, for environmental clean-up, and in forensics. Modern biotechnology makes practical use of the most recent scientific advances. Our ability to cope with many of the world's medical, environmental, agricultural and manufacturing problems in the 21st century will depend heavily on advances in biotechnology. This degree is for bright, enterprising students who want to change the world we live in.


As with all our science degrees, students start their degree building on the fundamentals of science with courses such as biology, chemistry and maths. With introductory biotechnology, they'll begin their journey as a biotechnologist. The following two years see them delve deeper into the multi-disciplinary world of biotechnology, with courses in molecular biology, microbiology, chemistry, genetics and of course biotechnology. Students explore current trends and professional issues in the biotechnology industry, including commercialisation of biotechnology. In final year, students will complete a research project as part of their Honours year.


  • Biotechnology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 HSC or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics and Chemistry. Recommended knowledge: Biology

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kensington Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

Biotechnology can also be studied as a major within the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), Bachelor of Science (International) and Bachelor of Science and Business.

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