Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Biotechnology)

Fast facts

Course type: Honours
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus

2016 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 80.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Yes

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.6, A Levels: 9, IB Diploma: 27, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

Biotechnology is a specialisation within a Bachelor of Science (Honours). This specialisation is also available within the 3 year Bachelor of Science.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Biotechnology) prepares you to work as a professional in one of the most exciting areas of modern science by combining theory and specialised practical training in the life sciences with the study of related business, legal, ethical and social issues.

The degree is underpinned by knowledge in entrepreneurial and corporate biotechnology.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Biotechnology?

Biotechnology is the use of living organisms – often minute, micro- organisms – to create products or perform tasks for us. Those organisms may be as simple as yeast or as complex as cells, genes, bacteria or DNA.

Why study Biotechnology at Flinders?

  • Choose from a medical biotechnology or biological science stream.
  • Learn from practising researchers who are recognised nationally and internationally in a wide range of biotechnologies.
  • Study topics in foundations in microbiology and bioscience, from the bench to the community if you choose the biological science stream.
  • Understand science in the global market through topics including commercialisation, entrepreneurship, financial management and business.
  • This degree offers research placements where you can work with scientists within the University, Flinders Medical Centre and the biotechnology industry.
  • Understand biotechnology practice within a regulatory and legal framework that prepares you for work in the industry - it's more than a science degree.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) degree?

Combined degree options

You can combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements.

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 234541
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $8,153

International students
CRICOS code: 074775G
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2016: $28,100
2017: $29,000




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students
Science & Mathematics (PDF 4MB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus