Selection Rank
74.03 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

UAC code


Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 10981
CRICOS code: 059879B

Our Bachelor of Biotechnology has a particular focus on the application of DNA and cell technologies on human health, plant and animal agriculture and the environment. When you study biotechnology courses at UON, you will learn from academics who have been internationally recognised as leaders in their respective fields and who are working to solve real-world problems.

Under their guidance, your study will have a strong focus on biology − both basic and applied with some chemistry and mathematics − and you will have a chance to enrol in elective courses from a range of areas depending on your interests and career ambitions.

You will study:

  • statistics for the sciences
  • laboratory skills in biological systems
  • biochemistry
  • molecular genetics
  • biomolecules
  • plant cell and molecular biology

Advanced study options

With increasing competition in all sectors of scientific employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree in biotechnology have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. As part of this degree you will develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a research degree.

As an Honours graduate, you will have excellent knowledge of modern biotechnology, including molecular biology, and gain experience in:

  • research methods
  • data analysis
  • instrumentation and information technology
  • microbiology

You will also have worked in a biotechnology environment.

UON is a leader in research, with a Research Centres in Reproductive Science and Crop Improvement, as well as the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment. You will have the opportunity to be involved with research at the forefront of your field.

Offered through the Faculty of Science, the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) prepares you for careers in biotechnology as well as providing a pathway into research degree studies.

As a graduate of the Biotechnology Honours degree, you may work in:

  • biomedical research
  • pathology laboratories
  • biotechnology industries
  • bioanalytical laboratories in government and industry
  • reproductive biology industries
  • a range of veterinary and agricultural support industries

Biotechnology (Honours) program handbook