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Honours in Biotechnology

British Columbia Institute of Technology

48 months
23958 CAD/year
6842 CAD/year
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The Honours in Biotechnology program of the British Columbia Institute of Technology gives students the best of two educational leaders: the UBC theoretical and research expertise and BCIT’s hands-on laboratory training and high calibre, foundational courses. We’ve partnered with UBC’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology to offer a unique and comprehensive learning experience.


For more than 15 years, the Honours in Biotechnology program of the British Columbia Institute of Technology has prepared students with current scientific and technical expertise and the business and communication skills to start their biotechnology careers as soon as they graduate.

About the program

  • Five-year, full-time Bachelor of Science Honours program
  • Years 2 and 3 at BCIT set the foundation with in-class learning and applied lab skills
  • Years 4 and 5 at UBC deepen your theoretical knowledge and application
  • Co-op placement expands your learning with practical work experience

Who it’s for

This program is for individuals who:
  • Have completed their first year of university or college
  • Are willing and excited to work in a co-op placement
  • Are interested in working in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Want to develop critical thinking and analytical skills

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lab Safety
  • Microbiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Health Product Regulation
  • Animal Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry for Biotechnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • June for students accepted to the Faculty of Science
  • January 31st for students transferring to UBC


163 alternative credits

Total Credits: 163.5


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Apply through UBC Admissions if you are:

  • a UBC student not in the Faculty of Science, GPA >70%
  • a non-UBC student, GPA >70%

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23958 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11979 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    6842 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3421 CAD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Honours in Biotechnology
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