Where will this take me?


Career outcomes

Biotechnology is one of the key industries of the 21st century, and demand for specialists in the area is strong and growing.

Our graduates go on to work as biochemical engineers, biotech manufacturing professionals, entrepreneurs, investment analysts, patent consultants, policy analysts, product managers, production managers, project managers, quality assurance professionals, research scientists, and sales or business development managers.

Employers in this field include:

  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies such as CSL, Roche and GSK
  • Government departments of defence, health, innovation, agriculture, environment and economic development
  • Medical research institutes such as WEHI, the Florey Institute, the Burnet Institute and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • Research hospitals such as Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Universities and public research institutions such as the CSIRO.

Technical and professional skills

Upon graduating you’ll have a broad understanding of the biotechnology industry, genomics and molecular biology.

Additionally, you’ll have strong professional skills in:

  • Commercialisation of science
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Collaborative teamwork
  • Scientific communication, both written and oral
  • Leadership.

Further study

At the end of the course, if you successfully qualify for and complete the optional Biotechnology Research Project, you could qualify to undertake a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy).