Bachelor of Applied Biology
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324851
Offering a unique student experience, the program includes the opportunity for a full semester of overseas study at a University of Adelaide priority partner institution and a semester of placement within a relevant industry, government or research organisation.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 324851 2016 CSP ATAR 70.45 2016 CSP IB 24 2016 Adelaide Approved Score 75 Deferment Yes - 2 year Mid-year entry Yes Enquiries Ask Adelaide Year 12 Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
Alternative entry pathways
SATAC Code: 324851
- Higher Education applicants
You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent university study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
- VET applicants
You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
- Special Entry applicants
You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2015). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
- Without formal qualifications?
You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
- Other Entry Pathways
CRICOS 083985M Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 75 International Baccalaureate (IB) 25 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 11 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70 ISC & CBSE [India] 70% ISBE [India] 80% SAT [US] 1200 Abitur 3.4 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.5 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5 STPM or Matrikulasi 2.78 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 74 Eynesbury Foundation Program 360 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
- Higher Education applicants
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $8,800
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessGraduates of the program can expect to find employment in many organisations and industries in which biological knowledge and practices are used, including:
- research institutes and laboratories
- biotechnology companies
- agricultural and environmental organisations
- food and beverage technology
- government and regulatory offices
- intellectual property management.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Industry PlacementThis degree includes 10 weeks, or 375 hours, of professional work experience.
In fourth year, you’ll be offered a “capstone placement”, a flipped placement where industry leaders work alongside students within the university, developing solutions to real world problems.
Medical Scientist, Environmental Scientist
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
Study Abroad and ExchangeThe Faculty of Sciences recommends students who want to undertake an exchange in an overseas university plan to go in Level 2 of Semester 2. To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area please consult your Program Coordinator http://www.sciences.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/contacts/coordinators/ or click Global Experiences.
Degree StructureIn their first year, students undertake core courses in the areas of biology and chemistry, plus courses designed to develop their research skills. In the second and third year of study, students begin to specialise.
Depending on course choice, students can complete a major program of study in plant product development, biochemistry, genetics, or microbiology and immunology. In addition to this strong theoretical grounding, a feature of the third year of study is a semester-long industry or research placement.
Students wishing to pursue higher degree study will be able to enrol into the honours component of the Applied Biology degree, during which they will complete a research project in their final year. For students not taking the option of honours, a capstone experience will be undertaken during which industry personnel will work alongside students within the University, developing solutions to real world problems.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
*Note: Course to the value of 24 units at each Level I and II
Indicative study plan Level1* S1 BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes and Cells
BIOLOGY 1401 Concepts in Biology I
CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA
CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA
CHEM 1310 Chemistry IA(S)
ABORIG 1001 Indigenous People, Country and Protocols
MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM [Semester 1 only]
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA
STATS 1004 Statistical Practice I (Life Sciences)
S2 BIOLOGY 1201 Biology I: Human Perspectives
BIOLOGY 1202 Biology I: Organisms
CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB
CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB
CHEM 1311 Chemistry IB(S)
SCIENCE 1101WT Principles and Practice of Science for Applied Biology Approved Elective 1 x3 units Level2
APP BIOL 2500WT Research Skills for Applied Biology II Level3
APP BIOL 3530WT Research Practice for Applied Biology APP BIOL 3500WT Professional Practice for Applied Biology III Level4 Core Courses APP BIOL 3540WT Applied Biology Capstone (9 units) APP BIOL 3510WT Applied Biology Industry Placement III (12 units)
APP BIOL 3520WT Applied Biology Research Placement III (12 units)
One major chosen from: Level2
Plant Product Development
AGRIC 2500WT Animal and Plant Biochemistry II
ANIML SC 2501WT Genes and Inheritance II
BIOCHEM 2500 Biochemistry II: Molecular and Cell Biology
BIOCHEM 2501 Biochemistry II: Metabolism
GENETICS 2510 Genetics IIA
GENETICS 2520 Genetics IIB
Microbiology & Immunology
MICRO 2500 Microbiology II
MICRO 2501 Immunology & Virology II
Level3 Major Plant Product Development
PLANT SC 3500WT Biotechnology in the Food & Wine Industries III
PLANT SC 3515WT Plant Biotechnology III
PLANT SC 3530WT Plant Production and Global Climate Change III
FOOD SC 3550WT Brewing Technology & Beer Production III
BIOCHEM 3000 Molecular and Structural Biology III
BIOCHEM 3001 Cancer, Stem Cells & Developmental Biology III
GENETICS 3111 Genes, Genomes & Molecular Evolution III
GENETICS 3211 Genetic Expression & Human and Developmental Genetics III
Microbiology & Immunology
MICRO 3000 Infection and Immunity IIIA
MICRO 3001 Infection and Immunity IIIB
Courses to the value of 15 units may be taken from the following:
APP BIOL 2512WT Study Abroad in Applied Biology II (12 units)
PLANT SC 2510WT Foundations of Plant Science (3 units)
Approved Electives to the value of 15 units
Level3 & Level4** Electives Approved Electives
**Note: A total of 48 units at Level III and IV (combined)
AssessmentModes of assessment include assignments, practicals and exams.
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Last updated: Thursday, 17 Aug 2017