Honours in Biotechnology

Note: this honours specialisation is not available for new enrolments in 2018.

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 2018; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Take all units (42 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1MSCI4006Advanced Techniques in Molecular Sciences
Prerequisites:
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 Genomics
Prerequisites:
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 Genomics
Prerequisites:
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)
S1, S2SCIE4501Science Research Dissertation Part 1
S1, S2SCIE4502Science Research Dissertation Part 2
S1, S2SCIE4503Science Research Dissertation Part 3
S1, S2SCIE4504Science Research Dissertation Part 4
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1AGRI4404Breeding and Animal Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
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 Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Master of Biotechnology (71580)
or
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) (HON-BOTNY) Botany
or
(HON-CONBI) Conservation Botany
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
NSAGRI5502Case Studies in Breeding and Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
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 Biology
Prerequisites:
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 Environment
Prerequisites:
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 Health
Prerequisites:
ENVT4471 Project Management
and
ENVT4472 Science of Water
Co-requisites:
ENVT5573 Water and Agricultural Landscapes
S1GENE4001Advanced Studies in Genetics and Genomics
Prerequisites:
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 Innovation
Prerequisites:
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 Creations
T3MKTG5603Management of Technology and Innovation
Prerequisites:
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.