AU$38,400 (2024 annual)
When you choose a Biotechnology major in the Bachelor of Science at RMIT, you enjoy flexibility with a degree that allows you to pursue a specialisation in biotechnology while gaining practical real-world experience.
Biotechnologists play a crucial role in advancing scientific knowledge, developing innovative products and addressing societal challenges through the application of biotechnology principles and techniques. Their work spans across various disciplines and industries, including food, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, healthcare, environmental sustainability and industrial bio-manufacturing.
Biotechnology uses different forms of life that include living organisms (microbes, plants, fungi and animals), their components (such as cells, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids) or biological systems to create innovative and sustainable solutions for our day-to-day lives. The Biotechnology major gives you breadth of knowledge across Life Sciences and related disciplines, practical skills in the lab and field, and a specialisation in your chosen area.
With the Bachelor of Science at RMIT you will enjoy a cross-disciplinary, flexible and personalised degree that allows you to pursue a range of diverse interest areas across business. You will gain practical real-world experience throughout your degree.
Choose to specialise in molecular biotechnology or broaden your studies to biodiversity and ecology.
Learn and apply the latest biotechnologies in advanced laboratories.
Conduct projects in collaboration with industry partners or informed by industry practices.
RMIT’s Bachelor of Science will equip you with the expertise, experience and professional skills to have a successful career as a scientist.
With the practical, research and soft skills developed and gained through your study in this degree, you can go on to work or undertake further study in a range of areas.
Potential careers for graduates of the Bachelor of Science who choose to major in Biotechnology include:
The following guide will help you understand what your subject plan will look like if you decide to major in Biotechnology or an advanced minor in Molecular Biotechnology or Biodiversity & Ecology with the Bachelor of Science.
You will undertake eight courses focusing on:
This combination of knowledge and skills will prepare you for the complexities of the modern science landscape and equip you to make a meaningful impact in your chosen career path.
Suggested generalist minors to combine with the Biotechnology major include:
This is just one of the 8 majors that you can choose from. Visit the Bachelor of Science course page to find full course information, explore your study options, and get details on entry requirements, pathways, fees, plan structure and more.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.