Why study biotechnology (Honours) at UoN?
With increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a PhD.
As an Honours graduate, you will have excellent knowledge of modern biotechnology, including molecular biology, and gain experience in research methods, data analysis, instrumentation and information technology and microbiology. You will also have worked in a biotechnology environment.
The University of Newcastle is a leader in research, with Research Centres in Biotechnology and Development, Integrative Legume Research and Reproductive Science as well as the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment. You will have the opportunity to be involved with research at the forefront of your field.
The Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) prepares you for careers in biotechnology as well as providing a pathway into research higher degree (RHD) studies.
As a graduate, you may work in biomedical research, pathology laboratories, biotechnology industries, bioanalytical laboratories in government and industry, reproductive biology industries and a range of veterinary and agricultural support industries. You also may choose to pursue further study with a research higher degree (RHD).