Where will this take me?


Career outcomes

With this major, you could pursue careers in a diverse range of fields, including medical and veterinary sciences, food technology, pharmaceuticals, forensic science, agriculture and waste management.

Our graduates work in public and private-sector organisations, including medical research institutes such as WEHI, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and biotech and pharmaceutical companies such as CSL, GSK and Roche.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in a range of science areas as part of your Bachelor degree, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.


To take your biotechnology skills and knowledge to the next level, complete the Master of Biotechnology, which will set you up as an expert in your field.

Other degrees you could consider include:

Depending on the subjects you take in your undergraduate degree, a range of other graduate study options may be possible – in fields as diverse as medicine, science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.


If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute, hospital or biotechnology company.