The Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) is a four-year full-time degree providing comprehensive training in all aspects of the growing field of biotech. Biotechnology is central to the production of pharmaceuticals, food and industrial chemicals, the development of improved crops and livestock, environmental clean-up processes, and in forensics.  

A Fascinating Course of Study 

You’ll start your degree building on the fundamentals of science with courses such as biology, chemistry and maths. You’ll also begin your journey as a Biotechnologist with an introduction into Biotechnology. 

Your following two years see you delve deeper into the multi-disciplinary world of biotechnology, with courses in molecular biology, microbiology, chemistry, genetics and biotechnology. You’ll explore current trends and professional issues in the biotechnology industry, including commercialisation of biotechnology.  

In your honours year, you’ll experience scientific research first-hand and complete a supervised research project. On completion of your degree, you are awarded a Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology). 

Learn From the Best 

The UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) is proud to be one of the largest and most prestigious schools of scientific research of its type in Australia. 

BABS aims to achieve a balance of pure, basic, strategic, applied and experimental research. We also have a solid track record in linking fundamental research to tangible, commercially orientated outcomes. 


Your Career 

The future for expansion in all these areas is immense. Our ability to cope with many of the world’s medical, environmental, agricultural and manufacturing problems in the 21st century will depend heavily on advances in biotechnology. 

A degree in biotechnology opens up opportunities to work across a broad range of fascinating fields. Some of these include occupations as: 

  • Biochemists 
  • Biotechnologists 
  • Food Scientists / Technologists 
  • Geneticists 
  • Immunologists 
  • Medical Scientists 
  • Microbiologists 
  • Patent Specialists 
  • Pharmacologists 
  • Toxicologists 
  • Environmental Scientists.

What Our Students Say 

“I have benefited from the school's highly diverse range of expertise across its many research groups. Expertise in any new areas I explored has always been at hand when I need it. The school has a collegial, supportive and friendly atmosphere with regular seminars, workshops, and events running throughout the year which further emphasise the value of collaboration and mutual guidance.”   

- Alice Russo, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences student 

Find Out More 

You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.