Bachelor of Applied Biology (Honours) (BApplBiol(Hons))

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

Special Notes

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This program offers a unique combination of theoretical learning and professional practice in the discipline of applied biology. It focuses on both biological knowledge and on the multitude of ways in which biology contributes to employment and productivity. Students will start from a broad base in their first year with fundamental knowledge and skills in biology, chemistry, quantitative and generic science literacy skills. In second year, students will begin to specialise with a focus on their area of interest and will have the opportunity to undertake a semester of study abroad in the second half of the year. In third year, students will choose a major in one of Agribiotechnology, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Microbiology and Immunology and will have the opportunity to complete an industry or research placement. In fourth year, students will undertake a 12 unit research project.
The Bachelor of Applied Biology (Honours) is an AQF Level 8 program with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Applied Biology (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of Applied Biology (Honours).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Applied Biology (Honours), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 96 units:

  1. Core courses to the value of 51 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 45 units which may include other undergraduate courses offered by the University that are not offered by the Faculty of Sciences up to the value of 9 units in total at levels I and/or II with no more than 6 units at Level I
  3. No more than 30 units at Level I and at least 48 Science units at Level III and IV combined
  4. A major chosen from:
    • Plant Product Development
    • Biochemistry
    • Genetics
    • Microbiology & Immunology
  5. Work based training / extra mural studies