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.
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.
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.
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.
Graduates of the BBiotech(Hons) course may enrol for a higher degree by research.
Fees & scholarships
Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.
Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2019, this fee is $45.45 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $303.
2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $31,950 AUD*.
Course cost based on a rate of $31,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).
* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.
International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
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