Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)

Study Area


Study Level



RMIT University



Course Detail


Melbourne City

Intake Time

February & July

Standard Duration

3 Years

About the Course

Understand the molecular basis of life and living systems with practical experience in gene technologies, vaccine development, agriculture, microbiology, environmental sciences and more. Modern biotechnology is based on the application of cutting-edge technologies to target today's challenges and scientific issues in the areas of human health, adaptation of animals and plants, a changing climate and environment, food shortage, and renewable energy production. This degree offers a unique combination of the skills and technologies needed to understand the molecular basis of these challenges, and how to address them. Technologies include functional genomics, nano- and gene technologies, synthetic biology, molecular biology, lab-on-a-chip technology, environmental biotechnology, microbiology, and immunology. This course will stimulate your critical thinking and problem-solving skills to help you to be competitive in modern biotechnology. Studies over three years include functional genomics and proteomics, gene technologies, biochemistry, bioinformatics, environmental biotechnology, cell structure and function, chemistry, genetics and molecular biology, microbiology, immunology and more. During your final year, you will have the choice of two majors: Molecular Biology or Microbiology. As a graduate, you could be involved in applying the latest technologies and techniques in molecular biology and genetics to solve a range of problems, such as diagnosing genes that cause cancer, making crops and livestock less vulnerable to disease, and making food safer.


Average Score


6.5 (6.0)

Background Requirements


RMIT University

Institute Ranking

#223 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #15 in Australia

Program Ranking