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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

The Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) is a one year full-time (or equivalent part-time) program that allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest. This degree prepares students for careers in biotechnology as well as providing a pathway into Research Higher Degree studies.

Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • In-depth knowledge and ability to undertake further study and research in Biotechnology.
  • Ability to develop, construct and manage a research project in Biotechnology.
  • Critically and independently reflect and analyse project results.
  • Ability to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style appropriate to the audience and to report scientific findings in an oral and substantial written format.
  • Ability to work on an advanced scientific activity both autonomously and collaboratively.
  • Ethical awareness, professional practice and awareness of the relationship between Biotechnology and society.

Campus Information

Newcastle - Callaghan

The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle - a city named as one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch in 2017 by Global magazine National Geographic Traveler.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 21

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Supervision from a discipline academic must be sought before submitting your application.

To be admitted into the program applicants must have completed the Bachelor of Biotechnology or another cognate degree within the last five years with a minimum GPA of 5.0 in:

  • all studies undertaken in the program; or
  • across a major in the proposed discipline of study; or
  • across 80 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists); or
  • where the applicant has completed less than 80 units at 3000 level, a GPA of 5.5 calculated from at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).

In exceptional circumstances the above requirements may be varied with permission of the PVC upon the recommendation of the Head of School.

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