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Biotechnology (Honours)

University of Adelaide

48 months
43000 AUD/year
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The direct-entry Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) from University of Adelaide 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 degree 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 Biotechnology, the direct-entry Biotechnology (Honours) from University of Adelaide 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology: Molecules, Genes and Cells
  • Science or Fiction (Biotechnology)
  • Data Science - Becoming Smart About Data
  • Biology: Human Perspectives
  • Biology: Organisms
  • Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 103526B

  • Selection Rank (International) 75
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) 26
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 18
  • United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70%
  • British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 70%

Tuition Fee

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

Commonwealth-supported place: $8,021

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /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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