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.
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.
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.
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.
Graduates may be eligible for membership of a number of professional organizations.
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.
Credit Transfer and Articulation
Graduates of the BBiotech(Hons) course may enrol for a higher degree by research.
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.
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