Bachelor of Biotechnology

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time

Credit points


Commencing in

Trimester 1

Why choose this program?

This degree program is scheduled to commence in 2022.

This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge in clinical and environmental microbiology, bioinformatics, protein science, molecular biology and genomics and apply it in a competitive commercial environment. With the option to complete a major in Drug Discovery or take more general biotechnology orientated courses, this program will equip you for a career in research of biotechnology product development with clinical, agriculture, food and the environmental applications. This degree will be used as part of a joint articulation with the Hunan University of Chinese Medicine (HUCM).

Attendance information

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

The Bachelor of Science is offered full-time on campus.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 15-25 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

My career opportunities

Graduates will be highly employable, obtaining a broad and in-depth understanding of current biotechnologies, business and innovation trends. Careers in biotechnology can be found in the health, agriculture, environment and food industries with applications in law, commerce and business.