Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

The Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) requires 3 years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The course specialisation is offered by the College of Science and Engineering. The course specialisation is also available as an exit award from the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Biotechnology) - 4 years, subject to meeting the requirements in the Program of Study below.


First year comprises an introductory topic in Biotechnology which will expose the diverse opportunities available in the field. First year students also gain a foundation in biology and chemistry, and undertake elective topics. Students who do not have a background in chemistry are able to enrol in introductory chemistry topics. Second year involves fundamental biology topics and introduces students to the process of transferring bioscience discoveries from the laboratory to the wider community and making a difference to society. The legal, ethical and social interaction between the biosciences and society is also explored. Third year focuses on deepening and applying scientific knowledge towards solving problems using Biotechnology. Students remain interdisciplinary throughout the degree but can choose from Medical, Environmental, Plant Science to Food, and Industrial and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology topics in their final year.


  • Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Experimental Design, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bedford Park International: $120,600 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

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