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MAJ01103 Biotechnology

This major teaches students the valuable skills to take advantage of and improve the biological processes of living organisms. Biotechnology scientists use these techniques and methods to create new medicine, food and organic substances through applying gene technology and other natural processes.

Core study areas include biotechnology, gene therapy, vaccine development, biobusiness and bioethics, environmental biotechnology, genetic engineering, protein and antibody engineering, and immunology.

Students learn to develop practical laboratory skills and techniques for managing hazards, intellectual property and ethical issues. They also gain professional skills and qualification in biological science and a firm basis in the industrial aspects of biotechnology. This is a comprehensive biotechnology major with a wide range of options for advanced specialisation.

Professional recognition: Australian Biotechnology Association.

Completion requirements

STM90684  Core subjects (Medical and Molecular Biology)  48cp
91335  Molecular Biology 2  6cp
91142  Biotechnology  6cp
91369  Biobusiness  6cp
91818  Environmental Biotechnology  6cp
91368  Bioreactors and Bioprocessing  6cp
CBK90582  Elective 4  6cp
Select 12 credit points of options:  12cp
91402  Anatomical Pathology 6cp 
91359  Immunology 2 6cp 
91352  Parasitology 6cp 
91129  Transfusion Science 6cp 
Total  96cp