University of Technology Sydney

C10169v7 Bachelor of Molecular Biotechnology Bachelor of Business

Award(s): Bachelor of Molecular Biotechnology (BMolBiotech)
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
Innovation and Transdisciplinary program
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 Molecular 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.

Innovation and Transdisciplinary program

Transdisciplinarity and Innovation at UTS

All UTS students have the opportunity to develop distinctive capabilities around transdisciplinary thinking and innovation through the TD School. Transdisciplinary education at UTS brings together great minds from different disciplines to explore ideas that improve the way we live and work in the world. These offerings are unique to UTS and directly translate to many existing and emerging roles and careers.

Diploma in Innovation

The Diploma in Innovation (C20060) teaches innovation, supports personal transformation and provides the hard skills needed to support the inventors and inventions of the future. Students come out of the Diploma in Innovation, with the hard skills to create and support sectoral and societal transformation. Graduates are able to fluently integrate ideas, across professional disciplines and are inventors of the future.

All UTS undergraduate students (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) can apply for the Diploma in Innovation upon admission in their chosen undergraduate degree. It is a complete degree program that runs in parallel to any undergraduate degree. The course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis, with subjects running in 3-week long intensive blocks in July, December and February sessions. More information including a link to apply is available at https://dipinn.uts.edu.au.

Transdisciplinary electives program

Transdisciplinary electives broaden students' horizons and supercharge their problem-solving skills, helping them to learn outside, beyond and across their degrees. Students enrolled in an undergraduate course that includes electives can choose to take a transdisciplinary subject (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation). More information about the TD Electives program is available here.

Course intended learning outcomes

1..1 Explain how current and emerging molecular biotechnologies can be used to pioneer better health care or help solve or otherwise address environmental issues, and to evaluate and integrate economic and scientific strategies that influence the translation of new biotechnology products to the marketplace.
2..1 Critically evaluate information from sources such as databases and published literature to identify novel research ideas and apply strategic and creative reasoning to find solutions or articulate issues related to biotechnology.
3..1 Articulate the role and place of bio-business in the economy, with due consideration of global risk perceptions and the legal and regulatory requirements in biotechnology.
4..1 Demonstrate a confident independence to identify problems or unmet needs and act to find innovative and creative solutions with an understanding of the social, disciplinary, economic, and contextual barriers.
5..1 Display effective and appropriate professional communication skills (oral, written, visual) in order to pitch ideas, generate defensible, convincing arguments or transmit research findings within a multi-disciplinary setting.
6..1 Develop knowledge of Indigenous Australian contexts to inform professional cultural capabilities to work effectively with and for, Indigenous Australians within the biotechnology sector.
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 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

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 Molecular Biotechnology prior to completion of the business component of the combined degree must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Molecular 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
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
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
Summer session
91148 Human Genetics and Precision Medicine   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
91142 Biotechnology   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
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
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
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Spring session
91368 Bioreactors and Bioprocessing   6cp
91369 Biobusiness   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
91401 Immunology   6cp
Summer session
91148 Human Genetics and Precision Medicine   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

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available to eligible students.

Transfer between UTS courses

There is provision for students already enrolled in a Bachelor of Molecular 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. Refer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) for details on professional recognition of that award.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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