Course Description

Biotechnology is vital to the continued survival and advancement of the human race.

With an ever-growing population and a need to live in harmony with our planet and its resources, there is an immediate global demand for skilled biotechnology graduates that is only going to increase in the future.

Through the Bachelor of Biotechnology, you can make a positive impact on one person’s life or the lives of millions, in industries all around the world.

You could be solving problems related to gene therapy, identifying and potentially curing currently terminal conditions, creating vaccines for our deadliest diseases, generating sustainable sources of fuel, feeding an ever-increasing worldwide population, helping to make livestock less vulnerable to disease, making plants naturally resistant to pests, or using natural organisms to remove pollution and heavy metals from soil and waterways.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $31,950 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 78.1% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 90.3% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.8% (national average 83.7%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 46.0% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 47.4% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $58,800 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: S3V

Entry Requirements

If you're interested in studying the Bachelor of Biotechnology, you'll need to meet the general entrance requirements of the University and any course-specific requirements.

School leavers

An ATAR score of 65 or higher and successful completion of the following prerequisite unit(s) at TQA3 level, or equivalent:

  • Chemistry (CHM415115)
  • General Mathematics (MTG315115)

Mature age students/non-school leavers

You will need to meet University General Entry Requirements through alternative qualifications or experience.

Guaranteed entry ATAR: 65