How to Structure Your Degree

Students of Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) complete 24 courses plus an honours year taken over four years if studying full-time.  

The degree contains a core set of courses that build on the foundational science taught in first-year, culminating in a final honours year. Find out more about how to apply to honours.    

Choosing Your Courses 

  • There are lots of compulsory courses in the Biotechnology degree program, so you should follow the degree structure outlined in the Online Handbook closely.  
  • Browse for elective courses and General Education by Area of Interest or Subject Area
  • Use the Undergraduate Degree Templates to help you map out your bachelor’s degree. 

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree.  


Following Your Degree Requirements 

All rules are outlined in the Handbook, and we encourage you to use this in conjunction with the Degree Templates to ensure you are selecting courses that count towards your degree. If you’re approaching the end of your studies, you can request a progression check, and our staff will provide an outline of your remaining degree requirements.