Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

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Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Program Code

10982

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

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The Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) (Program Code 10982) is a Level 8 AQF compliant undergraduate one year end-on-honours program.

The Bachelor of Biotechnology(Honours) is a one year full-time (or equivalent part-time) program that allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest. This degree prepares students for careers in biotechnology as well as providing a pathway into Research Higher Degree studies.


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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Applicants must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Biotechnology or Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) or equivalent program with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (credit grade average) calculated from:

  • Across the entire degree program; or
  • Across a major in the proposed discipline of study, if that degree program includes such a major; or
  • Across 80 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists); or
  • Where the applicant has completed less than 80 units at 3000 level, a GPA of 5.5 calculated from at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).

In exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be varied with permission of the Head of School and Pro Vice-Chancellor.

No more than two years must have elapsed since completion of the undergraduate degree.


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Additional Selection Criteria:
  • To apply for entry to this Honours program you will need to apply directly to the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.

    You need to download and complete two forms:

    • Direct Admissions Application form; and
    • Faculty of Science and Information Technology Honours Application Form (End-On Honours).

    Application forms and instructions on how to apply are available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/study-essentials/forms-and-guides


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No credit permitted for Honours


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

There are three classes of Honours: Class I, Class II and Class III. Class II will have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2. The grading and marking of End On Honours programs is defined in the Bachelor Honours Policy (Policy 000990)


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Graduates may apply for membership to the AusBiotech - Australia's Biotechnology Organisation, the Australian Institute of Biology, and specialist societies such as the Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All international students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before commencing their studies or early in their first trimester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner. Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/disability-support for more information.


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All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/study-skills

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/indigenous-student-support


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The Honours program is normally undertaken over one year full-time study or two years part-time. Students are required to complete 80 units of courses.


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
BIOL4110Biology Honours 4110Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
BIOL4120Biology Honours 4120Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
BIOL4210Biology Honours 4210Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
BIOL4220Biology Honours 4220Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units