Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

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Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

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Program Code

10982

AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 1 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

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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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

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.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Additional Form - 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

Credit Transfer

No credit permitted for Honours


Professional Recognition

Australian Institute of Biology

Graduates may apply for membership to the Australian Institute of Biology.

Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Graduates may apply for membership to the Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Australia's Biotechnology Organisation

Graduates may apply for membership to AusBiotech - Australia's Biotechnology Organisation.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

80 units

Program Duration

1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

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.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

BIOL4110Biology Honours 411
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
BIOL4120Biology Honours 412
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
BIOL4210Biology Honours 421
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
BIOL4220Biology Honours 422
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Honours

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)


Program Learning Outcomes

  • In-depth knowledge and ability to undertake further study and research in Biotechnology.
  • Ability to develop, construct and manage a research project in Biotechnology.
  • Critically and independently reflect and analyse project results.
  • Ability to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style appropriate to the audience and to report scientific findings in an oral and substantial written format.
  • Ability to work on an advanced scientific activity both autonomously and collaboratively.
  • Ethical awareness, professional practice and awareness of the relationship between Biotechnology and society.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

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.


International Students

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/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. 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, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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