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Field of Study

Agricultural Biotechnology

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

Take on an independent research project in the field of agricultural biotechnology under the guidance of a researcher.

You'll design, implement and present your project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data, and drawing defensible conclusions.

Specialising in agricultural biotechnology can open up a vast array of career opportunities within:

  • agriculture and food manufacturing (plant breeding, engineering, cropping and horticulture)
  • animal health industries (vaccine development)
  • genetic improvement and breeding (plant and livestock)
  • government bodies, including those associated with quarantine and agriculture
  • primary industries or government departments
  • agricultural advisory boards.

Alternatively, further your research ambitions and make significant contributions to knowledge by continuing into a higher degree by research program.


1 in Australia for biotechnology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

19 in the world for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2023

Watch What is biotechnology? It's where science meets entrepreneurship on YouTube.

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Agricultural scientist
  • Agricultural technician
  • Research scientist
  • Plant biotechnology researcher
  • Plant breeding and engineering specialist
  • Animal health officer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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