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International :31 May 

BBIO Biotechnology

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

36720 AUD
27828 AUD

Application fee

International 75 AUD
National 75 AUD
College of Medicine, Biology and Environment
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
SAT (avg)570

About this course

Those who study Bachelor of Biotechnology place themselves at the forefront of innovation. In this course one learns the foundations of biology such as molecular and cellular biology, biotechnology and microbiology, as well as contemporary topics such as societal and ethical issues of biotechnology and intellectual property. Leading-edge applications of biotechnology are being developed at ANU and in the surrounding research institutes. The  students have been taught by world class researchers and the degree includes real experience in a research laboratory. This degree leads to careers in government regulatory bodies involved with health, agriculture, food and the environment as well as further study towards a career in research.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Domestic applicants
    • ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) : 80
    • QLD Band: 10
    • International Baccalaureate: 28
  • International applicants
    • Applicants with international qualifications should refer to the latest International undergraduate admissions table for a guide to program entry scores.
  • For Indian Applicants the following eligibility criteria apply:
    • AISSC: A minimum cumulative score of 13 in their best 4 subjects where the score is calculated by the given metric: A1=5; A2=4.5; B1=3.5; B2=3; C1=2; C2=1.5; D1=1; D2=0.5
    • ISC: The minimum average of the externally examined subjets must be 83%

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Course Modules

The Bachelor of Biotechnology requires completion of 144 units, of which:

  • A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 144 units must consist of:

  • 54 units from the completion of the following compulsory courses:
    • BIOL1003 Evolution, Ecology and Genetics
    • BIOL1004 Molecular and Cell Biology
    • BIOL2161 Genes: Replication and Expression
    • BIOL2162 Molecular Genetic Techniques
    • BIOL3161 Genomics and its Applications
    • BIOL3191 Biology, Society and Ethics
    • CHEM1101 Chemistry 1
    • CHEM1201 Chemistry 2
    • CHEM2211 Chemical Biology I
  •  6 units from completion of courses from the following list:
    • BIAN3014 Research Design and Analysis in Biological Anthropology
    • BIOL2202 Experimental Design and Analysis in Biology
    • ENVS1003 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research
    • PSYC2000 Quantitative Methods in Psychology
    • STAT1003 Statistical Techniques
    • STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods
  • 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
    • BIOL2171 Biochemistry and Nutrition
    • BIOL2142 General Microbiology
    • CHEM2208 Chemical Biology II
  •  6 units from completion of 3000-level courses from the subject area BIOL Biology
  • 18 units from completion of 3000-level courses from the following subject areas:
    • BIOL Biology
    • CHEM Chemistry
    • NEUR Neuroscience
  • 48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU


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How to Apply

  • Students are expected to apply via the online appication portal where they must adhere to the deadline, provide all supporting documentation, and pay the application fee.
  • Supporting documents include items such as academic transcripts and graduation certificates, proof of English language competence, relevant work experience, curriculum vitae or resume references, and written work that you have completed or to which you have contributed, such as theses (published or unpublished), essays or papers.
  • All documents must be in English, or translated into English. Documents should be colour scans of originals and uploaded as part of this application.
  • When uploading documents, they should be in one of the following formats: bmp, .gif, .pcx, .pdf, .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .tiff. Documents may be uploaded as prompted during the application, or as a combined file, in the attachment section.

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