Honours in Biotechnology

Note: this honours specialisation is not available for new enrolments in 2021.

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; T3 = Trimester 3; N/A = not available in 2021;
NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2022 or 2023.

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)
and
BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
or
GENE4003
or
undergraduate major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry
or
Genetics.
S1SCIE4001Collecting, Analysing and Interpreting Big Data in Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Biotechnology (71580)
or
Master of Health Science (71540)
or
Master of Biomedical Science (71520)
or
Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (62550)
or
honours in the Faculty of Science
S2SCIE4002Bioinformatics and Data Analysis for Genomics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology specialisation Genetics and Genomics (71580)
or
the Master of Health Science (71540)
or
the Master of Biomedical Science Neuroscience specialisation (71520)
or
the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
or
Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (62550)
and
SCIE4001 Collecting, Analysing and Interpreting Big Data in Biology Practical and Theoretical Problems.
S1, S2SCIE4501Science Research Dissertation Part 1
S1, S2SCIE4502Science Research Dissertation Part 2
S1, S2SCIE4503Science Research Dissertation Part 3
N/ASCIE4504Science Research Dissertation Part 4
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
AGRI4404
AGRI4405
S1AGRI5502Case 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)
and
BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
or
an undergraduate major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
S2ENVT5001Biotechnology 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)
ENVT5571
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
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
and
GENE4003 Integrated Topics in Genetics II
or
a Genetics major
or
major in Anatomy and Human Biology
and
ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
NSMGMT5608Entrepreneurship 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 Business School 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 Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.