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) 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/service/student-forms/


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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 Structure for Model 1 Honours Programs Policy (Policy 000643)at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policylibrary/000643.html


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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 students can also access additional learning support mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/index.html

The program is delivered through small group learning situations, including studio, group and individual tutorial/mentoring sessions, laboratory and field work. Opportunities for providing individual support will be considered.


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The support structures of the Student Support Unit will be available to assist any students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty and School accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.

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.


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Delivery of this program is face-to-face on campus.


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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 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units
BIOL4120Biology Honours 4120Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units
BIOL4210Biology Honours 4210Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units
BIOL4220Biology Honours 4220Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units