UWA Handbook 2017

Honours course

Honours in Biotechnology

Biotechnology is rapidly becoming central to our lives. The use of plants, animals and bacteria, enhanced by areas such as genetics and genomics, gives rise to new food, fibre and chemical production routes, and new strategies for environmental protection and stewardship, as well as training the next generation of biomolecular scientists.

Honours in Biotechnology offers you a thorough grounding in biotechnology, taught by leading world experts in state-of-the-art research facilities. As a graduate, you will be well positioned to pursue a career in international research laboratories, government agencies as well as the private sector.

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Agricultural Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Botany, Conservation Biology, Environmental Science, Genetics, Marine Science, or Zoology major.

Intake periods: Beginning of year and mid-year

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; T1 = Trimester 1; T3 = Trimester 3;
N/A = not available in 2017; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Take all units (42 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name Unit rules
S1MSCI4006Advanced Techniques in Molecular SciencesPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S1SCIE4001The Objectives and Applications of GenomicsPrerequisites: enrolment in Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Master of Health Science (71540) or Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or honours in the Faculty of Science.
S2SCIE4002Bioinformatics and Data Analysis for GenomicsPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or honours in the Faculty of Science
S1, S2SCIE4501Science Research Dissertation Part 1None
S1, S2SCIE4502Science Research Dissertation Part 2None
S1, S2SCIE4503Science Research Dissertation Part 3None
S1, S2SCIE4504Science Research Dissertation Part 4None
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name Unit rules
S1AGRI4404Breeding and Animal BiotechnologyPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility: AGRI4405 Breeding and Plant Biotechnology, GENE3303 Genetics and Animal Breeding, GENE8303 Genetics and Animal Breeding, GENE3310 Genetics and Plant Breeding, GENE8310 Genetics and Plant Breeding
S1AGRI4405Breeding and Plant BiotechnologyPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility: AGRI4404 Breeding and Animal Biotechnology, GENE3303 Genetics and Animal Breeding, GENE8303 Genetics and Animal Breeding, GENE3310 Genetics and Plant Breeding, GENE8310 Genetics and Plant Breeding
S1AGRI5501Advanced Breeding and Biotechnology in ActionPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Incompatibility: SCIE8709/SCIE8710 Breeding and Biotechnology in Action Part 1/Part 2
NSAGRI5502Case Studies in Breeding and BiotechnologyPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Science (70630) or honours or equivalent
Incompatibility: SCIE8709/SCIE8710 Breeding and Biotechnology in Action Part 1/Part 2
S1BIOC4001Advanced Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSENVT5001Biotechnology in the Natural EnvironmentPrerequisites: enrolment in Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
N/AENVT5571Catchment and Aquatic Ecosystem HealthPrerequisites: ENVT4471 Project Management and ENVT4472 Science of Water
Co-requisites: ENVT5573 Water and Agricultural Landscapes
S1GENE4001Advanced Studies in Genetics and GenomicsPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or honours in the Faculty of Science
T1MGMT5608Entrepreneurship and InnovationPrerequisites: ACCT5602 Accounting or MKTG5550 Marketing Principles; and enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
N/AMGMT5625New Venture CreationsNone
T3MKTG5603Management of Technology and InnovationPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.