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.