Bachelor of Science

with a major in Biotechnology

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Science students must complete 300 credit points comprising:

  • Eight Science Core units of study (100 credit points)
  • Eight Science units of study (100 credit points) from one of the following Majors: Applied Mathematics,Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Eight units of other studies (100 credit points) comprising of a second major, co-major, minor/s, advanced minor/s or electives
  • Students also have an opportunity to undertake a WIL Professional Placement.

Students may not complete more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at Introductory Level. A unit of study can only be

counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate. 

Professional Placements

Professional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be eligible for a Professional Placement where a relevant Professional degree exists. International students who successfully gain a placement through the selection process will be required to change courses to the relevant Professional degree, in order to complete a placement and should consider any visa and extended study duration implications prior to applying.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 375
credit points comprising:

  • Eight Science Core units of study (100 credit points);
  • Eight Science units of study from one of the following Majors: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology,Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics (100 credit points);
  • Four units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points); and
  • Six units of study comprising an Advanced Minor, Minor or electives (75 credit points)

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must

complete 337.5 credit points comprising:

  • Eight Science Core units of study (100 credit points);
  • Eight Science units of study from one of the following Majors: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics (100 credit points);
  • Two units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points); and
  • Seven units of study comprising an Advanced Minor, Minor or electives (87.5 credit points)

Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Science is 200 credit points (normally 16 units)