Courses & Units

Bachelor of Biotechnology with Honours S4V

This course is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.

Introduction

(Coordinator: Dr Anthony Koutoulis (03) 6226 2737) This one-year full-time or two-year part-time course is available at Hobart.

Summary

Course Name Bachelor of Biotechnology with Honours
Course Abbreviation BBiotech(Hons)
Course Duration 1 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 3 Years
CRICOS code 052162G
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology

Objectives

This course specifically aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for employment in industry and research organizations working in the expanding biotechnology sector as well as for research in higher degrees.

Career Outcomes

The biotechnology industry is research focused, spanning from pure research to industrial applications. Graduates with research training are therefore well prepared for employment in government laboratories, universities, research organisations and consultancies, particularly with agricultural, pharmaceutical, chemical, food and other specialist biotechnology companies.

Professional Recognition

Graduates may be eligible for membership of a number of professional organizations.

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Biotechnology degree at this University or equivalent qualification at another approved tertiary institution. Candidates would normally be expected to obtain at least a credit average in their third year units.
Candidature is subject to appropriate supervision being available for the thesis topic approved by the Faculty and subject to satisfying the prerequisites required for the chosen field of study.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Graduates of the BBiotech(Hons) course may enrol for a higher degree by research.

Each candidate will conduct research and write a thesis. The subject of this thesis requires approval from the Degree Coordinator. In addition, candidates MAY BE required to study and pass either advanced level units, or a maximum of 12.5% of undergraduate units with extra assessment requirements, and/or undertake other activities, which may include the preparation of literature reviews, projects, reports, grant applications, position papers and seminars. Students should refer to the School entries in the 'Unit details' section for more information.

BBiotech(Hons) students must enrol as follows:

Full-Time Part-Time
Unit Title Code % Sem Code % Sem
Biotechnology Honours in Chemistry KRA404, KRA404 50%, 50% 1, 2 KRA405, KRA406 25%, 25% 1, 2
Biotechnology Honours in Microbiology KLA404, KLA404 50%, 50% 1, 2 KLA408, KLA409 25%, 25% 1, 2
Biotechnology Honours in Pathology CJA424 FTA, CJA425 FTB 50%, 50% Students enrol sequentially CJA426 PTA, CJA427 PTB, CJA428 PTC, CJA429 PTD 25%, 25%, 25%, 25% Students enrol sequentially
Biotechnology Honours in Plant Science KPA404, KPA404 50%, 50% 1, 2 KPA405, KPA406 25%, 25% 1, 2
Biotechnology Honours in Zoology KZA404, KZA404 50%, 50% 1, 2 KZA405, KZA406 25%, 25% 1, 2
Biotechnology Honours in Biochemistry & Physiology CMS420 FTA, CMS421 FTB 50%, 50% Students enrol sequentially CMS422 PTA, CMS423 PTB, CMS424 PTC, CMS425 PTD 25%, 25%, 25%, 25% Students enrol sequentially
Biotechnology Honours in Pharmacology CSA470 FTA, CSA471 FTB 50%, 50% Students enrol sequentially CSA472 PTA, CSA473 PTB, CSA474 PTC, CSA475 PTD 25%, 25% Students enrol sequentially
Biotechnology Honours in Population Health CEA400, CEA400 50%, 50% 1, 2 CEA401, CEA402 25%, 25% 1, 2

Course Structure

  • Contact the Faculty Office for appropriate unit enrolment codes.

Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Course Rules


1. In these specifications 'Faculty' means the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Entry

2. Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Biotechnology with Honours require the approval of Faculty and shall have qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Biotechnology at this University or equivalent qualification at another approved tertiary institution.

3. Candidature is subject to appropriate supervision being available for the thesis topic approved by the Faculty and subject to satisfying the prerequisites required for the chosen field of study.

Course structure

4. A candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Biotechnology with Honours must submit a thesis on work undertaken as part of the Honours course. The requirements for the degree may also include examinations or other assessments as prescribed by the Faculty.

5. Candidates shall complete the requirements for the course within a specified period provided that the maximum period shall not exceed 12 months from the date of commencement for full-time students or 24 months from the date of commencement for part-time students.

6. The Dean may grant an extension of time to a candidate who has been prevented by illness or other serious cause from completing the requirements of the course within the period prescribed in these specifications.

Miscellaneous

7. The classes of honours shall be First Class, Second Class and Third Class. There shall be an upper and lower division in Second Class.

8. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2005 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

9. The approved abbreviation for the degree of Bachelor of Biotechnology with Honours shall be BBiotech(Hons).