Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

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Bachelor Of Resource Biotechnology   APPLY

  Study Mode
FULL TIME
  Level
UNDER-GRADUATE
  Duration
3 years
  Intake
March ,August
  Tution Fees
N/A

In this course students will examine the fundamental sciences that underpin biotechnology – chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology – while investigating the application of biotechnology to areas such as business, ethics and environmental science. This professional major also provides flexible study options that allow students to take minors and/or electives studies in chemistry or environmental science or other areas such as business, information technology and designs.

SUBJECTS

The main aim of the course is to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be a professional scientist in their chosen discipline area. Graduates will have a qualification that allows them to seek professional employment, or further studies at honours or postgraduate level.

Students completing the Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a coherent understanding of science by articulating the methods of science, explain why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry and explain the role and relevance of science in society
  2. Exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge by demonstrating well-developed knowledge in at least one science disciplinary area
  3. Critically analyse and solve scientific problems by evaluating information from a range of sources, designing and planning an investigation, selecting and applying practical and theoretical techniques for that investigation and collecting, recording, interpreting and drawing conclusions from scientific data
  4. Effectively communicate science by presenting information or arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes using a variety of modes
  5. Adopt ownership of their own learning and scientific work by being independent and self-directed learners, working effectively and safely in an individual or team context, demonstrating knowledge of the regulatory framework relevant to the disciplinary area and practising ethical conduct

Course structure

For the completion of Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology), students are required to complete a total of 24 units (300 credit points) consisting of:

  • 8 Science Core studies (100 credit points)
  • 8 Biotechnology Major (100 credit points)
  • 8 Electives/Component Units (100 credit points)

Units of study

Core units
  • BIO10001 Concepts of Biology
  • CHE10001 Chemistry 1
  • PHY10001 Energy and Motion
  • STA10003 Foundation of Statistics
  • MTH10010 Essential Mathematics
  • NPS10001 Introduction to e-Science
  • NPS20005 Communication for Scientists*
  • NPS30003 Grand Challenges in Science*
Biotechnology Major
  • BIO10003 Concepts of Biotechnology
  • BIO20002 The Microbial World
  • BCH20002 Introduction to Biochemistry
  • BCH20001 Biochemistry of Genes and proteins*
  • BCH30003 Advanced Biochemistry*
  • BIO30004 Molecular Biotechnology*
  • BIO30005 Microbes in the Environment
  • BIO30009 Applications of Bioinformatics
Science Elective Units
  • PEH20006 Water Science
  • ENV30001 Environmental Biology
  • CHE10005 Consumer Chemistry
  • PEH20002 Food Science
  • PEH20005 Communicable Disease Control
  • PEH20004 Built and Sustainable Communities
  • ENV30003 Environmental Management
  • Research Skills in Science
  • Research and Development Project 1
  • HES2205 Aquatic Biotechnology
  • HES2210 Industrial Microbiology
  • HES3405 Natural Products
Other recommended electives
  • COS10009 Introduction to Programming
  • COS10081 Introduction to Data Science
  • COS20083 Advanced Data Analytics
  • COS30045 Data Visualisation
  • MGT10001 Introduction to Management
  • MKT10001 Fundamentals of Marketing
  • COM10007 Professional Communication Practice
  • MDA10006 Innovation Cultures: Perspectives on Science and Technology

CAREER PROSPCETS

As a biotechnology graduate you can pursue a career in environmental or biomolecular research, clinical biochemistry, food or beverage production, agricultural biochemistry, fermentation technology, waste treatment and biodegradation. It also provides pathways into honours, master and PhD degrees.

Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership with the Australian Biotechnology Association, The Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Australian Society for Microbiology and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Program Other Business major Accounting

Accounting & Finance

Finance
Design Engineering Bachelor of Information & Communication Technology Computer Science Science
Pre-requisite MA* or AM MA# or AM Preferably any art, design or media subject AM+PHY/CH  MA# or AM MAor AM MA**
+PHY/BIO/CH
STPM  2Ps 2Ps (GP2.33) 2Ps 2Ps 2Ps 2Ps 2Ps
UEC 5Bs 5Bs inclusive of pre-req 5Bs 5Bs inclusive of pre-req 5Bs inclusive of pre-req 5Bs inclusive of pre-req 5Bs inclusive of pre-req
‘A’ Levels incorporating Cambridge, CGE, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, & UK – Min 3 ‘A’ Level passes required 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) 60 60 70 75 60 70 70
Australian Foundation (min overall %) 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65%
Bangladesh Higher School Certificate 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
China Gao San 70% 70% 80% 85% 70% 80% 80%
GCC Thanawiya Amma + 1st year bachelor program 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70%
Middle East AL – Thanawaya (Kuwait, Oman, UAE & Saudi Arabia) 50% 50% 50% 60% 50% 60% 60%
Indian and Pakistan Year 12 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65%
Indonesian SMA III 74% 74% 74% 74% 74% 74% 74%
Iran High School Diploma plus pre-university degree (1 year) 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65%
International Baccalaureate IB Diploma (out of 6 subjects) 24 24 24 26 24 24 24
Kenya KCSE C+ C+ C+ C+ C+ C+ C+
Ontario CPU 60% 60% 70% 70% 60% 70% 70%
Sri Lankan A Levels  7  7  7  7  7 7  7
Vietnam Senior High School Year 12 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70%

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Each Swinburne course has a minimum English language requirement for entry.

English Language qualification Foundation Diploma (2.5 year post SPM) Undergraduate
(all other majors)
Undergraduate
(major: Accounting | Accounting & Finance
Postgraduate: MBA(I), MCM Postgraduate: Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma (TESOL) Postgraduate: MA (TESOL)
IELTS 5.5 (no individual band below 5.0) 5.0 (no individual band below 5.0) 6.0 (no individual band below 6.0) 6.0 (no individual band below 6.0) 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0) 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0) 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet based)a 65 60 75 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20) 75 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20) 79 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20) 79 (Reading no less than 20, Writing no less than 18) 79 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20)
SPM C C B*  
UEC B4 B4 B3* and B4*  
1119 C C B*  
MUET 4 4 4 4  
GCE ‘O’ Level** C C B* B*  
GCE ‘A’ Level and AS Level# C C C C  
International Baccalaureate Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels) or
Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level)
 
Common European Framework B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B3 B3
C1 Advanced
(formerly known
as Cambridge
English Advanced:
CAE)
154, no band less than 154 154, no band less than 154 169, no band less than 169 169, no band less than 169 176, no band less than 169 176, no band less than 169 185, no band less
than 176
PTE Academic 36 with no communicative
skill score less than 36
36 with no communicative
skill score less than 36
50 with no communicative skill score less than 50 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50 66 with no communicative skill score less than 58

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