Undergraduate study in Biotechnology

What can you study in Biotechnology?

As a Biotechnology student you can study some of the following topics:

  • Biochemistry
  • Fermentation technology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Medical technology
  • Microbiology
  • The social, legal and ethical place of biotechnology in society

Studying Biotechnology provides you with a strong foundation in biological sciences, biotechnology and entrepreneurship. The programme enables you to be taught by specialists from the Faculty of Science, the Business School and the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

From 2019, we’ll be offering Biotechnology as a dedicated pathway within the Biological Sciences major.* This means that you’ll study a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Sciences, and you can choose to take a group of courses with a focus on Biotechnology.

Studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Sciences with a Biotechnology pathway, from 2019

Structuring your programme in Biotechnology

Where can undergraduate study in Biotechnology take you?

The three-year BSc major in Biotechnology can provide you with an appropriate academic background for a professional career in the traditional and emerging biotechnology industries. Standards are high, but career prospects are excellent; you will build a strong foundation in the biological and engineering basis of biotechnology and learn about new technologies in the field.

Jobs related to Biotechnology

  • Biotechnology companies
  • Brewing, dairy and other traditional fermentation industries
  • Crown Research Institutes
  • Diagnostic facilities in medicine and agriculture
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Universities

Further study options

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.

Help and advice

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020
Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz
Web: www.sbs.auckland.ac.nz