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Biotechnology (Honours)

University of Adelaide

48 months
43000 AUD/year
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University of Adelaide's Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (Honours) provides high achieving students with automatic entry into an honours year, provided a 4.5 grade point average (GPA) is maintained.


Biotechnology—integrating biology and technology to create innovative solutions—has enormous potential to feed, fuel and heal. This Biotechnology (Honours) degree from University of Adelaide will prepare you to enter this exciting and vital industry with advanced capability and an employability edge.

What will you do?

Like the Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology), the Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) (Honours) combines biology with aspects of engineering and computer science. During the first three years, you will:  

  • delve into molecular, genetic, animal and plant biology
  • experiment with protein separation, fermentation, genomics and proteomics
  • use revolutionary gene editing technology at Australia’s first genome editing facility
  • explore microbial biotechnology and bioprocess engineering
  • learn how to produce food, drugs and other products
  • consider global social, economic, environmental and ethical issues, patents and waste management.

In addition to a Molecular Biology major, you’ll be able to choose a second specialisation in: Bioinformatics; Chemistry; Genetics; or Microbiology and Biomedical Science.

You can also gain valuable work experience through an industry internship. And your research skills will be honed through a major research project and/or industry-related project in your honours year.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate with the biotech world at your feet. The bachelor degree’s same vast range of career paths will of course be open to you. But with your additional honours qualification—and the enhanced capability it signifies—you’ll immediately stand out to potential employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science or Fiction
  • Biology: Molecules, Genes and Cells
  • Concepts in Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Principles of Biotechnology II
  • Microbiology II (Biotechnology)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 103526B
  • Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject or
  • IELTS/TOEFL/Pearson/C1 advanced
  • One of the following qualifications:
  • Selection Rank (International): 80
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): 29
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): 19
  • United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia]: 15
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level: 9
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD): 75%
  • British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada): 75%
  • Alberta High School Diploma (Canada): 82
  • ISC & CBSE [India]: 75%
  • ISBE [India]: 85%
  • SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma): 1270
  • AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma): 9
  • Abitur: 3.1
  • Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education: 2.7
  • Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong: 8.0
  • STPM or Matrikulasi: 3.00
  • Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate: 77
  • and more

Tuition Fee

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    43000 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 43000 AUD per year during 48 months.

Domestic students: Commonwealth-supported place

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
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