The Bachelor of Science provides students with a broad science overview with the ability to specialise in a field of their choice through a range of science majors. The course aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and key theoretical insights required to work in a range of professional scientific environments. A distinctive feature of the course is the practical application of knowledge through project based units of study.
Drawing on the expertise of leading teachers, researchers and a variety of industry experts, the course allows students to tailor their degree and develop a unique range of interdisciplinary skills. Offering a flexible range of unit combinations, the course allows students to select a professionally focused program of study. The topics covered seek to blend a range of key scientific skills and knowledge required by current and projected industry needs. Swinburne also offers an honours (fourth) year for this degree.
Selected major: Biotechnology
Examine the fundamental sciences that underpin biotechnology – chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology and statistics – while investigating the application of biotechnology to areas such as business, ethics and environmental science.
Students who select Biotechnology as a major may not select Biochemistry as a second major.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 75% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
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- Semester 1 - 1 March 2021
- Semester 2 - 2 August 2021
3 years full-time
- 3400234371 (CSP)
- 3400234373 (IFP)
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
A$35200 (annual for 2020)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
World-ranked for science
SWINBURNE RANKED IN THE WORLD'S TOP 200
Swinburne has been ranked in the top 200 institutions in the world for science by the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields. This is the first time Swinburne has featured in this subject ranking.
This ranking positions Swinburne in the top 10 universities in Australia, and the top three universities in Victoria.
During my course I have especially enjoyed my lecturers. They've been engaging and knowledgeable. I've also loved partaking in the many club activities on offer at Swinburne - particularly those from the Physics club.
Bachelor of Science
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.