Bachelor of Science Honours in Biotechnology

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Science
Department: Department of Biotechnology and ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Food Technology
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: BSc Hons in Biotechnology
Programme Code: H2024Q

Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 120481

Application Start Date: 1 April 2023
Application End Date: 31 October 2023

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: 0115596102

Duration of Study: Full-time 1 Year & Part time 2 Years

Programme Fees


The purpose of the BSc Hons (Biotechnology) is to provide biotechnology industry practitioners and researchers, and a career path for graduates to pursue further educational qualifications with relevant and current developments in the field of Biotechnology and its role in 4IR. The practical hands-on laboratory skills with up-to-date equipment will enable graduates to effectively access a number of careers and employment or to continue with Master’s study by developing their ability to formulate, undertake and solve more complex theoretical and practice related problems in the field of Biotechnology.

Admission Requirements

A prospective student must have obtained a minimum average mark of at least 65% for a relevant undergraduate degree, or Advanced Diploma in Biotechnology and/or equivalent qualification.

Selection Process

Admission to the programme is subject to approval by the Department

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