UniversityUniversity of Auckland
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Auckland
Extend your knowledge in your specialist area at postgraduate level with our honours programme.
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) programme involves one year of full-time study, or two years of part-time study, after you have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science.
After graduating with a BSc(Hons), it’s possible to progress to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. If you achieve First or Second Class First Division Honours in your BSc(Hons), you’ll be eligible for direct possible to a PhD.
Some specialisations may not be available for a Semester Two start.
Biotechnology, in its broadest sense, is the commercial exploitation of living organisms or their components, such as proteins.
Biotechnology has traditionally encompassed industrial microbiology, and dealt with ancient processes such as brewing or the microbial production of cheese and yoghurt. In the last few years, however, an avalanche of genetic and protein information has been discovered, with equally impressive advances in transgenic and animal cloning technologies.
In this light, biotechnology has broadened its scope and is poised to make significant impacts on our health and nutrition, and how we interact with our environment.
Our graduates are highly sought after by employers in industry and government agencies, and our staff are recipients of both national and international research funding and awards and feature regularly in scientific communications and social media.
Where can Biotechnology take you?
Biotechnology is at the forefront of the knowledge economy, and is an excellent subject if you’re interested in the commercialisation of cutting-edge science.
Further study options
Taught 120 points
You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), with the equivalent of a major in a similar field to your intended specialisation. You will need a GPE of 5.0.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.