Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
3-4 years

Course Description


Bachelor of Science (Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology) - BSc(Curtin) - B-MOLGENHealth Sciences
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July 

The July intake is intended for domestic course switching students. Places are limited. Enrolment may be on a part-time basis depending on unit availability, which could extend the course duration. Please contact the Course Coordinator.

Duration 3 years full-time

Learn about genetics and biotechnology and how they are improving health outcomes, boosting agricultural productivity and industrial processes, and enhancing environmental sustainability.

In this course, you can develop the knowledge and technical skills you need to contribute to many applications of molecular genetics and biotechnology.

Your first year is interprofessional and will provide a general introduction to biomedical science and other supporting disciplines.

Starting from second year, your study will expand to include genetics, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology, and you will be introduced to cutting-edge technology for molecular and genetic analyses.

You will also explore the legal, social and ethical implications raised by the advent of molecular biotechnology, issues surrounding intellectual property and patents, and commercial opportunities relevant to the biotechnology industry in Australia and surrounding regions.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

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