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Biotechnology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #31 (QS) Canberra, Australia
The Biotechnology program at the Australian National University is about applying new technologies to agriculture, food and medicine production, and environmental problems in the context of research, industry and the applied health sciences.
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Overview

During the Biotechnology program at the Australian National University, you’ll learn the foundations of biology such as molecular and cellular biology, biotechnology and microbiology, as well as contemporary topics such as societal and ethical issues of biotechnology and intellectual property.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program Science graduates will be able to:

  • understand and evaluate the significance of biotechnological discoveries in educational and professional contexts
  • apply a range of technological skills and laboratory techniques to addressing specific problems in the field of biological research;
  • use a range of analytical techniques for the interpretation of biological data to address specific hypotheses;
  • convey and relate professional and disciplinary information and ideas to diverse audiences in effective and appropriate ways;
  • function in public and professional situations as an interpreter of biotechnological information in the public domain;
  • exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

Employment Opportunities

Bachelor of Biotechnology graduates are sought after by government and industry employers in chemical, plant and agricultural, and medical biotechnology. 

You may also find positions in hospitals, food and pharmaceutical industries, or continue on to a career in research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolution, Ecology and Genetics
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Genes: Replication and Expression
  • Molecular Genetic Techniques
  • Genomics and its Applications
  • Biology, Society and Ethics
  • Chemistry 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    570

    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:

    64

    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: 036660M

  • At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
  • Applicants who complete a recognised secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed on the basis of an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application. A list of commonly observed international qualifications and corresponding admission requirements can be found here. Applicants must also meet any program specific requirements that are listed below.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    46080 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46080 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • All domestic undergraduate students, and some domestic postgraduate students, are Commonwealth supported.

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
  • Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

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