Biotechnology

Biotechnology harnesses the natural biochemical and genetic processes of living organisms for our own use. The products of biotechnology are all around us and impact on our daily lives more and more as we learn to make living cells perform useful and specific tasks in a predictable and controlled way. Biotechnology is used to modify human health and the human environment and is currently used in genetic engineering; health and pharmaceuticals; plant and animal agriculture; food production; fuels; and waste management. Your study will see you learn about human and animal diseases, climate change, fuel alternatives and food security.

Career examples

  • Biochemist
  • Forensic Biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Reproductive Medicine / IVF Specialist

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  2. Bachelor of Biotechnology
  3. Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition
  4. Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)
  5. Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
  6. Bachelor of Public and Community Health
  7. Bachelor of Science