Honours Overview

Description
Note: this honours specialisation is not available for new enrolments in 2024.

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

Courses

Honours in Biotechnology can be taken as a specialisation in the following degrees:

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2024 – may be available in 2025 or 2026
NS
non-standard teaching period
Take all units (42 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S1 MSCI4006 Advanced Techniques in Molecular Sciences
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 71540 Master of Health Science
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
or Unit(s) GENE4003 Integrated Topics in Genetics II
or Successful completion of
Major(s) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
or Major(s) Chemistry
or Major(s) Genetics
S1, S2 SCIE4001 Collecting, Analysing and Interpreting Big Data in Biology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
S2 SCIE4002 Bioinformatics and Data Analysis for Genomics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 71540 Master of Health Science
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SCIE4001 Collecting, Analysing and Interpreting Big Data in Biology
N/A SCIE4501 Science Research Dissertation Part 1None
N/A SCIE4502 Science Research Dissertation Part 2None
N/A SCIE4503 Science Research Dissertation Part 3None
N/A SCIE4504 Science Research Dissertation Part 4None
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
AGRI4404 Breeding 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
AGRI4405 Breeding 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
S1 AGRI5502 Case Studies in Breeding and Biotechnology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
or HON-BTECH Biotechnology
S1 BIOC4001 Advanced Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 71540 Master of Health Science
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II (ID 6620)
or Major(s) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
S2 ENVT5001 Biotechnology in the Natural Environment
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or HON-BTECH Biotechnology
ENVT5571 Catchment and Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Prerequisites
ENVT4471 Project Management
and ENVT4472 Science of Water
Co-requisites
ENVT5573 Water and Agricultural Landscapes
S1 GENE4001 Advanced Studies in Genetics and Genomics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) GENE4003 Integrated Topics in Genetics II
or Enrolment in
Major(s) Genetics
or Major(s) Anatomy and Human Biology
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
NS MGMT5608 Entrepreneurship 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/A MGMT5625 New Venture CreationsNone
NS MKTG5603 Management 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.