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Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Bachelor of Science (Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology) - BSc(Curtin) - B-MOLGEN

Health Sciences

The role of the DNA molecule was a momentous discovery in human history. Molecular biotechnology applies this knowledge to science and technology in the 21st century.

In this course you will develop the knowledge and technical skills you need to contribute to applications of molecular genetics and biotechnology. Our graduates enjoy a wide array of challenging careers, working alongside other scientists, medical and health care professionals, engineers, computer software developers, lawyers, business professionals and entrepreneurs.

What the course involves:

The first year provides an introduction to biomedical and health sciences in an interprofessional environment. In your second year, you will gain a thorough understanding of:

  • molecular biology and genetics
  • biochemistry
  • microbiology
  • immunology.

Your final year explores:

  • the molecular basis of diseases, their prevention and control
  • sophisticated analyses of molecular and genetic data using advanced bioinformatics software. 

You will learn to use advanced techniques and laboratory instruments for molecular and genetic analyses and to debate the legal, social and ethical implications of this area of science. There is an introduction to intellectual property, patents and commercial opportunities relevant to the biotechnology industry in Australia, and the surrounding region. 

Fieldwork experience
Substantial laboratory work and a research project in your final year. 

 

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Molecular Biologist
  • Molecular Geneticist

Potential employers

  • agricultural and mining industries 
  • pharmaceutical industry 
  • Garvan Institute/research institutes 
  • biotechnology companies 
  • state and federal governments.

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Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning.

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and either Verbal or Quantitative
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

Indicative TER (ATAR)

This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

STAT entry

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

Desirable WACE courses:

At least Chemistry 3A/3B and Mathematics 3C/3D; and Human Biological Science 3A/3B or Biological Science 3A/3B

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

For the July intake there may be restrictions on unit availability and enrolment may be on a part-time basis only, which could extend the course duration.

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

 

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2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Two matriculation science subjects are desirable. Chemistry is preferred and Human Biology or Biology. Mathematics is also recommended.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2014:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Other notes:

For the July intake there may be restrictions on unit availability and enrolment may be on a part-time basis only, which could extend the course duration.

2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Two matriculation science subjects are desirable. Chemistry is preferred and human biology or biology. Mathematics is also recommended.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2015:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

CRICOS: 050345E
This page was last updated on 25 August 2014

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