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Bachelor of Biotechnology Bachelor of Business


For international students, mid-year (July/August) intake may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the faculty.

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Min. duration
4 years full time or
8 years part time

course codes
UTS: C10169v5
CRICOS: 041436K
UAC: 609176

The Bachelor of Biotechnology Bachelor of Business is designed to produce graduates who are prepared for scientific practice in the biotechnology industry or who are equipped for entry into business and management in science-based businesses or institutions.

Students study the biological processes of living organisms and learn the skills needed to naturally manipulate these processes in the development of new medicines, food or organic substances. This combined degree allows students to choose between a career in business or biotechnological science.

Typical study program

The program shown is for a full-time student completing the Human Resource Management and Medical Biotechnology majors.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A622107
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives626100
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics691161
65111 Chemistry 1665111
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
21129 Managing People and Organisations621129
24108 Marketing Foundations624108
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology691400
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature668041

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  


Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing



Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.


For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $671. The total credit points are 192.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.


Graduates can work in both areas of their majors. They can work as scientists or managers in a bioanalytical lab, vaccine manufacturers, analysts, biotechnologists, product developers, and research scientists. They can work in product development in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, agriculture, wineries or breweries, quality control and quarantine, and drug and medicine research. Graduates can also be analysts, biotechnologists, marketers, product developers or research scientists with industry or scientific research organisations.

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Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
CBK90169 Major choice (Business)48
STM90273 Core subjects (Business)48
STM91192 Core subjects (Biotechnology)30
CBK91236 Major choice (Biotechnology)66

Course structure explained

The course comprises a total of 192 credit points, made up of 96 credit points of biotechnology subjects and 96 credit points of business subjects.

Graduation from the biotechnology component of the combined degree is not possible prior to completion of all components of the combined degree. Students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Biotechnology prior to completion of the business component of the combined degree must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Biotechnology (C10172) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree.

Similarly, if a student wishes to graduate from the business component of the combined degree prior to completion of the science component they must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree.

Additional information

Course duration

Students can complete the course over four years full time. Full-time attendance involves approximately 16 hours each week on campus. Students may also be able to complete the course part time, usually at the rate of two subjects a session (a 50 per cent load), taking eight years to complete. Part-time students may need to attend science classes for at least one half-day a week, in addition to evening classes.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; English; and at least one science subject.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Scholarships, prizes and awards


Prizes and awards

For Business and Science students

Professional recognition

Depending on disciplines chosen, students may be eligible for entry to the relevant professional associations.

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Transfer between UTS courses

There is provision for students already enrolled in a Bachelor of Biotechnology or a Bachelor of Business degree to transfer to this combined degree program, provided they meet the entry requirements for the combined degree.

Students wishing to transfer from the combined degree program to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) single degree program, and whose ATAR is less than the current entry rank for the Bachelor of Business, are required to apply for admission through the Universities Admissions Centre in the non-current school leaver category.

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Biotechnology Bachelor of Business in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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