Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Biological Science and Master of Biotechnology

Gain a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology in combination with training in enterprise, commercialisation and intellectual property (IP) protection.
90
ATAR

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

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Fees and scholarships

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

The Combined Bachelor and Master (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. Over the first three years you'll complete an extended major in Plant Biology and some units from the Master of Biotechnology. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Biological Science, or continue with the Master of Biotechnology and be awarded a Bachelor of Biological Science and Master of Biotechnology at the end of the four years.

About the course

The Bachelor of Biological Science teaches you how living organisms, ranging from microbes to megaflora and megafauna, grow, reproduce, adapt and evolve. The Master of Biotechnology is a signature program that set us apart from other universities by offering a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology and combining this with training in enterprise and commercialisation.
Bachelor of Biological Science and Master of Biotechnology

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM029
CRICOS code
  • 107846J
Bachelor of Biological Science and Master of Biotechnology
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM029
CRICOS code
  • 107846J
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years full-time or equivalent
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Biological Science

Why study this course?

  1. UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2020). 
  2. Australia's flora and fauna is megadiverse, and Western Australia is home to about half of both our plant and animal species. 
  3. Offers up-to-date instruction in biotechnology in combination with training in enterprise and commercialisation.
 

You'll learn:

  • skills and knowledge that are highly valued and sought after by a diverse range of employers around the globe
  • to understand the vulnerabilities and resilience of life on our planet 
  • the growth, reproduction, adaptation and evolution of living organisms and discover how species and ecological communities can be managed, conserved and restored
  • the theory of genetics and molecular biology and receive training in ‘next generation’ practical techniques such as proteomics, metabolomics, and genomics.
 
Facility

Bayliss Building

Interior of Bayliss Building

Cutting-edge facilities enable world-class research and study

Facility
Ranked 1st in Australia and 34th in the world for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2021)
Ranked 1st in Australia and 34th in the world for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2021)