Life-changing innovation is the product of living organisms.

We believe biotechnology is essential to developing necessities such as antibiotics, biodegradable plastics and biofuels. That’s why we offer biotechnology courses at Swinburne.

Biotechnology courses are an opportunity to explore the applied science of using living organisms and their by-products for commercial development. Together, we’ll examine the fundamental sciences that underpin biotechnology, which include microbiology, statistics and more. We also provide an understanding of how this field can be applied to a wide range of settings, including environmental science and business. Analytical and communication skills development is another strong component of our biotechnology courses.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace. Future careers can be found in a range of environmental and business settings.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduates.

Studying science at Swinburne

Photograph of Denver Linklater receiving the 2014 New Colombo Plan scholarship from Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, at the Melbourne ceremony in August

Student success


Swinburne science student Denver Linklater has been awarded a prestigious 2014 New Colombo Plan scholarship. Denver received the scholarship from Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, and will use it to undertake a six-month internship at the BASF Global Research Centre.

Study in state-of-the-art chemistry and biotechnology laboratories at Swinburne

Study in state-of-the-art chemistry and biotechnology laboratories

Swinburne's chemistry and biotechnology laboratories support applied and industrial research in chemistry, environmental science and biotechnology.

Biotechnology courses

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