Program Overview

Biotechnology takes our understanding of cell biology and chemistry to create a range of products and solutions to problems in medicine, food and energy. The Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) includes fundamental teaching in the life sciences, explores current trends and issues in the industry and tackles key focus areas including synthetic biology, bioprocessing, medical applications and commercialisation. It also incorporates a research-based honours year, providing you with greater experience and confidence in the practice of scientific methods.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 48,915


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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Your degree starts with the fundamentals of science with courses in biology, chemistry and maths. You’ll then delve deeper into the multi-disciplinary world of biotechnology, with courses in molecular biology, microbiology, chemistry, genetics, commercialisation and biotechnology. In your honours year, you’ll experience scientific research first-hand and complete a supervised research project. 


Full program structure
The Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) is made up of 24 courses plus an honours year taken over four years of full-time study. This includes 14 core courses, six electives, two general education courses and two free electives.

Admission pathways

UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.

English language requirements

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • English language tests and university English courses
  • Prior study in the medium of English
  • Other qualifications

2022 Indicative First Year Fee

A degree in biotechnology opens up opportunities to work across a broad range of fascinating fields. Become a scientist or researcher with medical, biological or pharmaceutical research organisations. You can also pursue career opportunities in marketing, biotech investment and finance, sales and business development.


Our graduates are working as research and development managers, clinical trial associates, in government regulation and policy, industry regulatory affairs and intellectual property management. They’re employed by medical research organisations, pharmaceutical multinationals, large life-sciences companies, legal firms, government research institutes and universities.

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