Bachelor of Biotechnology

The Bachelor of Biotechnology at ANU places you at the forefront of innovation, where algal biofuels, drought-resistant crops and bionic eyes don’t belong to the future, but to your everyday classes. 

Biotechnology is about applying new technologies to agriculture, food and medicine production, and environmental problems in the context of research, industry and the applied health sciences. Leading-edge applications of biotechnology are being developed at ANU and in the surrounding research institutes, for example at CSIRO, Australia’s leading science agency, located just across the road from ANU.

You will learn the foundations of biology, such as molecular and cellular biology, biotechnology and microbiology, as well as contemporary topics like societal and ethical issues of biotechnology and intellectual property, including genetically modified organisms (GMOs), cloning and genetic screening. You will acquire both practical and theoretical skills, and can also undertake experience in an active research laboratory.

You can tailor the program to your personal interests or study a Flexible Double Degree to extend your interests even further.

Career opportunities

ANU is ranked as Australia’s best university1 and our graduates are the most employable in the country2, so our Bachelor of Biotechnology graduates are highly sought after by government and industry employers in chemical, plant and agricultural, and medical biotechnology. You may also find positions in hospitals, food and pharmaceutical industries, or continue on to a career in research.

1 QS World University Rankings 2017

2 The Times Higher Education Global Employability University Ranking 2016

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