Within this major, you can choose to specialise in:

  • Agri-food Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biotechnology (choose from Genetics and Cell and Developmental Biology streams)
  • Biomedical Biotechnology (choose from Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, and Pharmacology streams)
  • Chemical Biotechnology (only available in the Bachelor of Science).

Building on a foundation in the basic sciences, you will gain knowledge and skills specific to the specialisation you’ve chosen.

You’ll also gain an understanding of how science is taken from the research laboratory to local and global marketplaces, including the regulatory and financial contexts.

Your major structure

You can study this major in the Bachelor of Biomedicine or Bachelor of Science.

Bachelor of Biomedicine

You will take 10 core subjects (150 points) across your degree that will build an understanding of the structure and function of the body and consideration of the determinants of health and disease, including genetic and environmental influences (6 in first year, 2 in second year and 2 in third year).

In third year you will also complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in Biotechnology. To complete this major you may also need to select a pre-requisite subject (12.5 points) in your second year.

Throughout your degree you will also take elective and breadth (non-science) subjects.

Bachelor of Science

In your first and second years you will complete the subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including chemistry and/or biology subjects.

In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of deep and specialised study in your chosen specialisation of biotechnology.

Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects.


Belinda Quang

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