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Bachelor of Biotechnology
Bachelor of Biotechnology

Bachelor of Biotechnology

  • ID:UON610155
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$40,075.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,610.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$40,075.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,610.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

Senior secondary school qualification

  • Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Post-secondary study

  • Further education like diplomas and university study can also be assessed for admission.

English Requirement

IELTS: 6.0 No brand no less than 6.0

Course Information

Biotechnology is predicted to be the key for the future, acting as the basis for solving global issues. Your study will see you learn about human and animal diseases, climate change, fuel alternatives and food security. Biotechnology uses living organisms to modify products for a specific human purpose, such as genetically modified crops or creation of a vaccine.

The products of biotechnology are all around us and impact on our daily lives more and more as we learn to make living cells perform useful and specific tasks in a predictable and controlled way. Biotechnology is used to modify human health and the human environment and is currently used in genetic engineering; health and pharmaceuticals; plant and animal agriculture; food production; fuels; and waste management.

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Our Bachelor of Biotechnology has a particular focus on the application of DNA and cell technologies on human health, plant and animal agriculture and the environment. When you study biotechnology courses at the University of Newcastle, you will learn from academics who have been internationally recognised as leaders in their respective fields and who are working to solve real-world problems.

Under their guidance, your study will have a strong focus on biology − both basic and applied with some chemistry and mathematics − and you will have a chance to enrol in elective courses from a range of areas depending on your interests and career ambitions.

You will study:

  • statistics for the sciences

  • laboratory skills in biological systems

  • biochemistry

  • molecular genetics

  • biomolecules

  • plant cell and molecular biology

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The following list provides some examples of job titles that may be available to Biotechnology graduates. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied. Some jobs below may also require further study.

  • Biochemist

  • Biological Sciences Technician

  • Biologist

  • Biotechnologist

  • Clinical Research Coordinator

  • Embryologist

  • Flavourist

  • Food Scientist

  • Food Technologist

  • Forensic Biologist

  • Geneticist

  • Laboratory Analyst

  • Laboratory Manager

  • Microbiologist

  • National Park Ranger

  • Neurophysiological Technician

  • Park Ranger

  • Pathology Assistant

  • Pharmaceutical Scientist

  • Pharmaceutical/Clinical Specialist Sales Representative

  • Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemist

  • Quality Assurance Technician

  • Reproductive Medicine/IVF Specialist

  • Research Manager

  • Research Officer

  • Research Scientist

  • Science Editor

  • Science Information/Education Officer

  • Scientific Patent Examiner/Technical Advisor

  • Scientific Policy Officer

  • Scientific Writer

  • Technical Sales Representative

  • Tissue Culture Technician

  • University Lecturer/Academic


Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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