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UAC codeN/A - Newcastle
LocationNewcastle
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.1 year full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022),
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CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 064596D
Program Code10982
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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Program handbook

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.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • In-depth knowledge and ability to undertake further study and research in biotechnology.
  • The ability to develop, construct and manage a research project in biotechnology.
  • Critically and independently reflected and analysed project results.
  • The 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.
  • The 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.

Details

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Program code10982
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 year full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

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Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD40,850 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code064596D

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Supervision from a discipline academic must be sought before submitting your application.

To be admitted into the program applicants must have completed the Bachelor of Biotechnology or another cognate degree within the last five years with a minimum GPA of 5.0 in:

  • all studies undertaken in the program; or
  • across a major in the proposed discipline of study; 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 PVC upon the recommendation of the Head of School.

Domestic applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Honours Application Form 

International applicants can apply by sumbitting the End-On Honours Application Form and the International Application Form

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants 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 here.


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 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

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

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL4110Biology Honours 411
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
BIOL4120Biology Honours 412
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
BIOL4210Biology Honours 421
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
BIOL4220Biology Honours 422
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (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)


Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.

How to apply

You usually apply for Honours in the final year of your undergraduate degree. To be accepted for entry you must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Biotechnology or equivalent with a credit grade point average (GPA).

For more information please contact the Program Advice team at programadvice@newcastle.edu.au or AskUON.

To apply for entry, download and complete the following form:

Find out more about Honours scholarships.

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