University of Technology Sydney

C10169v6 Bachelor of Biotechnology Bachelor of Business

Award(s): Bachelor of Biotechnology (BBiotech)
Bachelor of Business (BBus)

UAC code: 609176 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 041436K
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Honours
Transfer between UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Biotechnology Bachelor of Business is designed to produce graduates who are prepared for scientific practice in the biotechnology industry or who are equipped for entry into business and management in science-based businesses or institutions.

Students study the biological processes of living organisms and learn the skills required to manipulate processes in the development of new pharmaceuticals, vaccines, food or organic substances. This combined degree allows students to choose between a career in business or biotechnological science.

Career options

Graduates are able to tap into both industries and job markets. Examples include biotechnologist or manager in a bioanalytical lab, vaccine manufacturer, analyst, biotechnologist, product developer, and research scientist. Graduates can work in product development in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, agriculture, quality control and quarantine, and drug and medicine research.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply: Employ current and emerging technologies for the discovery, research, and development of biotechnology processes and products.
1.2 Analyse: Evaluate economic and scientific strategies that influence the research and development of a biotechnology product.
1.3 Synthesise: Integrate biotechnology and business to translate a product from a research lab to the marketplace.
2.1 Apply: Explore data sets from a variety of angles to determine hidden weaknesses, trends, and/or opportunities.
2.2 Analyse: Critically evaluate information from sources such as databases and literature to identify novel research questions.
2.3 Synthesise: Apply critical, strategic and creative reasoning to articulate issues related to biotechnology.
3.1 Apply: Display knowledge of risk management, accurate record keeping, and an understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements in biotechnology.
3.2 Analyse: Examine the global risk perceptions of biotechnology.
3.3 Synthesise: Articulate how science underpins society, in particular the role and place of bio-business in the economy.
4.1 Apply: Identify the social, disciplinary, economic and contextual barriers and enablers of innovation.
4.2 Analyse: Question new and evolving concepts, ethics, and applications in biotechnology and research them further.
4.3 Synthesise: Identify opportunities to innovate and develop strategies to achieve meaningful outcomes.
5.1 Apply: Display communication skills using a variety of methods (oral, written, visual) to communicate with scientists, business, and the general public.
5.2 Analyse: Develop the capacity to communicate applied research and creative critical analysis to generate defensible, convincing arguments.
5.3 Synthesise: Communicate as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multi-disciplinary setting.
6.1 Apply: Describe the contribution that indigenous fermentation technology has made to global practises in food biotechnology.
6.2 Analyse: Articulate ethical issues associated with the appropriation of Indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants.
6.3 Synthesise: Integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, as both experience and analysis, into professional practice.
BUS.1.1 Apply evidence, creativity and critical reasoning to solve business problems
BUS.2.1 Communicate information clearly in a form appropriate for its audience
BUS.2.2 Demonstrate ability to work independently and with others as a member of a team to achieve an agreed goal
BUS.3.1 Make judgements and business decisions consistent with the principles of social responsibility, inclusion and knowledge of Indigenous peoples
BUS.4.1 Apply technical and professional skills to operate effectively in business

Key

BUS = Business course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Pathway course

Successful completion of the UTS College Diploma of Science guarantees entry into the course with at least 18 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

If you choose a major in Medical Biotechnology or Environmental Biotechnology, you may be eligible to receive 30 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; any two units of English; and any two units of Science.

Course duration and attendance

Students can complete the course over four years full time. Students may also be able to complete the course part time over eight years. Part-time students may need to attend science classes for at least one half-day a week, in addition to evening classes.

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 192 credit points, made up of 96 credit points of biotechnology subjects and 96 credit points of business subjects.

Graduation from the biotechnology component of the combined degree is not possible prior to completion of all components of the combined degree. Students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Biotechnology prior to completion of the business component of the combined degree must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Biotechnology (C10172) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree.

Similarly, if a student wishes to graduate from the business component of the combined degree prior to completion of the science component they must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree.

Course completion requirements

CBK90169 Major choice (Business) 48cp
STM90273 Core subjects (Business) 48cp
STM91711 Core subjects (Biotechnology) 24cp
CBK92138 Major choice (Biotechnology) 72cp
Total 192cp

Course program

The program shown is for a full-time student completing the Human Resource Management and Medical Biotechnology majors.

Human Resource Management major and Medical Biotechnology major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
79006 Intellectual Property Commercialisation   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
Spring session
91369 Biobusiness   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
91401 Immunology   6cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
21510 Introduction to Strategy   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Spring session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
91142 Biotechnology   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
Spring session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
91368 Bioreactors and Bioprocessing   6cp
91817 Medical Biotechnology   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
Human Resource Management major and Medical Biotechnology major, Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Spring session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
79006 Intellectual Property Commercialisation   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
91142 Biotechnology   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Spring session
91368 Bioreactors and Bioprocessing   6cp
91369 Biobusiness   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
91401 Immunology   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
21510 Introduction to Strategy   6cp
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
Spring session
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology   6cp
91817 Medical Biotechnology   6cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp

Honours

A Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) (C09022) is available to eligible students.

Transfer between UTS courses

There is provision for students already enrolled in a Bachelor of Biotechnology or a Bachelor of Business degree to transfer to this combined degree program, provided they meet the entry requirements for the combined degree.

Students wishing to transfer from the combined degree program to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) single degree program, and whose ATAR is less than the current entry rank for the Bachelor of Business, are required to apply for admission through the Universities Admissions Centre in the non-current school leaver category.

Professional recognition

Depending on disciplines chosen, students may be eligible for entry to the relevant professional associations.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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