School of Biological Sciences

Biotechnology

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Bachelor of Science with Honours - BSc(Hons) in Biotechnology

Prerequisites

Honours candidates must have previously completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with an average grade of B+ or higher in their 300 level papers.

  • BTEC 301
  • TECH 302
  • At least 30 points from BIOL/BMSC 339, 340, 343, 354, CHEM 305, CHEM 306 (or equivalent courses subject to approval).

Note: exemptions from the BTEC 301 and TECH 302 prerequisites may be available for students who have demonstrated capability in other relevant molecular biology and/or chemistry courses

Course Requirements

  • BTEC 435
  • 75 points from BTEC 401–479, BIOL, CHEM or MBIO 400–480 to include at least 15 points from BTEC 401–479
  • BTEC 489 – research project

Note: one or two courses may be substituted with other 400-level science courses, with approval from the Head of School. BTEC 436 is strongly recommended.


Postgraduate Diploma of Science (PGDipSc) in Biotechnology

This is a one year postgraduate qualification for students wanting a coursework qualification or for those not admitted to BSc (Hons) or MSc Part 1.

Prerequisites

Postgraduate diploma candidates must have previously completed a Bachelor's degree.  

Course Requirements

120 points from BTEC 401-489, 580, BIOL, CHEM or MBIO 400–479 including 30 points from BTEC 401-479

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Master of Science – MSc in Biotechnology

A Masters is a research degree. It consists of two parts and is normally completed in two calendar years. Part 1 (the first year) involves three courses of 30 points each and a research preparation course. Part 2 (the second year) is a full-time research project, leading to a thesis.

Prerequisites

  • BTEC 301
  • TECH 302
  • at least 30 points from BIOL/BMSC 339, 340, 343, 354, CHEM 305, CHEM 306 (or equivalent courses subject to approval).

Masters candidates must have previously completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with an average grade of B+ or higher in their 300 level papers. Prospective students must also agree a thesis topic with a supervisor before enrolment in the programme.

Course Requirements

Part 1

  • BTEC 435
  • 75 points from BTEC 401–479, BIOL, CHEM or MBIO 400–480 to include at least 15 points from BTEC 401–479
  • BTEC 580 – research preparation

Part 2

  • BTEC 591 - thesis

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PhD in Biotechnology

The PhD is the highest degree offered by the School of Biological Sciences. It is a research degree culminating in a thesis and usually takes three to four years of full time study to complete.

For more information on how to enrol in a PhD go to the Faculty of Graduate Research website.


Research Projects

Find out about research in this area.


Academic Staff

The following staff work in this research area:

David Ackerley
Paul Atkinson
Bill Jordan
Ken McNatty
Andrew Munckacsi
Lifeng Peng


Contact Information

For more information, please contact: Dr David Ackerley

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