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Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

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

Health Sciences

In this course, you can develop the knowledge and technical skills you need to contribute to many applications of molecular genetics and biotechnology.

Your first year is interprofessional and is taken with students from other health sciences degrees. In your second year, you will gain a thorough understanding of molecular biology and genetics, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology.

Your final year explores the molecular basis of diseases, their prevention and control, and sophisticated analysis of molecular and genetic data using advanced bioinformatics software.

There is also an introduction to intellectual property, patents and commercial opportunities relevant to the biotechnology industry in Australia and the surrounding region.

You will be able to undertake substantial laboratory work including a short research project in the final year of the course.

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:

This course can help you become a Biochemist, Molecular Biologist, Molecular Geneticist, Forensic Scientist and Biotechnologist. 


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Professional recognition

AusBiotech.

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.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Full Course Structure

Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and either MC 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):

Year Student type Cost
2015 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)?
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$8,960*

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

 

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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/Pakistan 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/Pakistan 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 2015:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,300
Indicative year 1 fee $32,000
Total indicative course fee $100,800
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

CRICOS: 050345E
This page was last updated on 31 March 2015

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