Course Description

Place yourself at the forefront of innovation with the ANU Bachelor of Biotechnology.

Biotechnology is about applying new technologies to agriculture, food and medicine production, and environmental problems in the context of research, industry and the applied health sciences.

In this cutting-edge degree, you’ll learn the foundations of biology such as molecular and cellular biology, biotechnology and microbiology, as well as contemporary topics such as societal and ethical issues of biotechnology and intellectual property.

Find out more about biotechnology, the degree structure, the university experience, career opportunities and student stories on our website.

Get the inside story on what it’s like to be an ANU student by visiting our student blog.

This program is not available for Semester 2 commencement.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $43,680 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.5% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 85.3% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.2% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Australian National University (ANU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 63.8% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 44.4% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $55,300 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 036660M
Australian National University (ANU) Code: BBIOT

Entry Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent, OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent, OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent, OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Guaranteed entry ATAR: 80