Bachelor of Biotechnology

Program code

1631

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$8,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Commencing in

Trimester 1

About this program

This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge in clinical and environmental microbiology, bioinformatics, protein science, molecular biology and genomics and apply it in a competitive commercial environment. With the option to complete a major in Drug Discovery or take more general biotechnology orientated courses, this program will equip you for a career in research of biotechnology product development with clinical, agriculture, food and the environmental applications. This degree will be used as part of a joint articulation with the Hunan University of Chinese Medicine (HUCM).

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Biotechnology is offered full-time on-campus (at the Gold Coast).

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

Graduates will obtain a broad and in-depth understanding of current biotechnologies, business and innovation trends. Careers in biotechnology can be found in the health, agriculture, environment and food industries with applications in law, commerce and business.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of the Bachelor of Biotechnology who have completed 1016MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems I, 1017MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems II and 2018PHM Pharmacology as listed electives will be eligible to apply for the Master of Pharmacy (5661).

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Biotechnology (1631)


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FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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