Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) (BBiotech(Hons))

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

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The field of biotechnology is constantly evolving and utilises current technologies such as protein separation technologies, genomics and proteomics to produce foods, drugs and other products. This program provides training in both the molecular basis for biotechnology and bioprocess technologies required for product development.  This program provides students with a unique cross disciplinary approach and is based on the areas of molecular biology, animal, plant and microbial biotechnology, structural biology and bioprocess engineering.

The final year of this program provides an opportunity for students to extend their knowledge and skills through participation in a substantial research project and associated theoretical work. This extended professional training provides an opportunity to experience scientific research in a chosen area of specialization. During the final year students will learn new techniques, broaden their research skill base and further develop their time management skills. Students enrolled in this program must maintain a minimum semester GPA of 4.5 throughout their enrolment or will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Biotechnology.

The Bachelor of Biotechnology(Honours) is an AQF Level 8 program with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours).

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:
1. Core courses to the value of 63 units.
2. Elective courses to the value of 33 units.
3. Level I courses not exceeding 30 units.
4. Level III Science courses to the value of at least 24 units. 
5. Level IV Science courses to the value of 24 units chosen from the Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Core Courses