What will I learn?

Biotechnology is predicted to be the key for the future, acting as the basis for solving global issues. Your study will see you learn about human and animal diseases, climate change, fuel alternatives and food security. Biotechnology uses living organisms to modify products for a specific human purpose, such as genetically modified crops or creation of a vaccine.

The products of biotechnology are all around us and impact on our daily lives more and more as we learn to make living cells perform useful and specific tasks in a predictable and controlled way. Biotechnology is used to modify human health and the human environment and is currently used in genetic engineering; health and pharmaceuticals; plant and animal agriculture; food production; fuels; and waste management.

What you will study

Our Bachelor of Biotechnology has a particular focus on the application of DNA and cell technologies on human health, plant and animal agriculture and the environment. When you study biotechnology courses at UON, you will learn from academics who have been internationally recognised as leaders in their respective fields and who are working to solve real-world problems.

Under their guidance, your study will have a strong focus on biology ? both basic and applied with some chemistry and mathematics ? and you will have a chance to enrol in elective courses from a range of areas depending on your interests and career ambitions.

You will study:

  • statistics for the sciences
  • laboratory skills in biological systems
  • biochemistry
  • molecular genetics
  • biomolecules
  • plant cell and molecular biology

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

CRICOS

059879B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,100.00 (21,42,094) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022

Venue

University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,

CALLAGHAN,

New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC). TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

  • 15 of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked 8th in Australia by Excellence in Research Australia
  • At AUD 113M it’s 9th in Australia for research income (HERDC)
  • 39,000+ students from 105 nations