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Biotechnology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia
Discover the endless opportunities a career in science offers you. This Biotechnology degree at University of the Sunshine Coast is is designed to give you the flexibility to focus on the areas of science that interest you most, while preparing you for the variety of work opportunities that will be your career.
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Overview

Science is the investigation of the structure and behaviour of natural and physical processes, through systematic discovery and invention to improve our understanding of the universe. The University of the Sunshine Coast’s Bachelor of Science program follows the global trend of offering majors and minors in traditional scientific fields, so that upon graduation students will exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge. In your first year you’ll gain a strong foundation in cell biology, chemistry, biodiversity and ecology, science research methods and introductory mathematics. Afterwards you can decide where you want your science degree to take you, choose a major and a minor from a wide range of science areas.

In the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Bachelor of Science program in Biotechnology you will also learn practical scientific skills in our fully equipped laboratories and gain hands-on experience during field studies to prepare you for a career in emerging scientific fields. There are excellent opportunities to further your studies and undertake rewarding research to make a real difference in our world.

Career opportunities

There are three usual career progressions after completion of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Bachelor of Science program:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Industry/Government

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Biotechnology: Research to Product
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 022804D

  • secondary study
  • TAFE/vocational studies
  • tertiary studies
  • bridging/preparatory study
  • other entry qualifications (eg professional qualifications, employment experience, Special Tertiary Admissions Test).
  • refer to Pathways to study for more information
  • have satisfied any subject prerequisites as specified in the 'Why study this program?' tab on your preferred program page. Refer to satisfying subject prerequisites for more information. Recommended prior study is not a prerequisite subject, but a recommendation as to what knowledge students should possess in the subject area.
  • have satisfied the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • National Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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