Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Year and Campus:||2011|
Associate Professor Ed Newbigin
School of Botany
Biotechnology is the use of biological knowledge to develop new processes and products for use in industry, health, agribusiness and other areas of human technology. Biotechnology advances can be based on knowledge from biological sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences or engineering. Because of this, the major is not tied to a particular discipline area. The binding concept is that of developing technology from basic discipline knowledge in at least one area. For example, agricultural biotechnology will normally involve some core crop and food technology, molecular biotechnology will normally involve some core molecular biology and chemical biotechnology will normally involve some core chemistry together with some biological science.
By the end of this major the student should have developed knowledge of:
In addition, students will gain:
|Structure & Available Subjects:||Completion of 50 points of study at Level 3.|
There are four specialisations within the Biotechnology major.
The specialisations in Molecular Biotechnology and Biomedical Biotechnology are available within the Bachelor of Biomedicine course.
Bachelor of Biomedicine |
Bachelor of Science
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