Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Biological Sciences


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Studies in biotechnology at Monash provides graduates with a strong foundation in the science disciplines of biology, chemistry and mathematics as well as skills and techniques in molecular biology, microbiology and biochemistry. Students complete units specifically addressing issues relevant to the biotechnology industry, including ethics, business and law.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the the relevant course.

Sequence requirements

Students complete a major sequence to specialise in an area of biotechnology. The area of specialisation is selected after stage one and is in one of the following areas:

  • biomolecular processing
  • chemical biotechnology
  • medical biotechnology
  • materials and nanotechnology
  • plant and animal biotechnology
  • pharmaceutical chemistry.

At stage four of the course, students either complete an honours year program involving independent research, analysis and a combination of coursework and project unit covering application and commercialisation aspects of biotechnology, or a program of advanced coursework.

Contact details

Telephone + 61 3 9905 4604; email

Relevant courses

3543 Bachelor of Biotechnology