BP305 - Bachelor of Science (Applied Science)/Bachelor of Business (Management)

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Plan: BP305BTDD - Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Award abbreviation: BSc(Biotech)/BBus(Mgt)
Total credit points: 432
Career: UGRD
Duration: 8 Semesters Full time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/science
ASCED code: 019900
CRICOS code: 099069E

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)/Bachelor of Business (Management) allows you to prepare for a career in management roles in science-based organisations. Your management courses give you a broad base of business management understanding.

The common first year courses taken with other students in the Applied Science discipline will ensure that you establish a foundation of academic experience across many fields of science. This breadth of experience will enhance your employability and also enable you to make an informed decision on the manner in which you wish to individualise your program of study.

The Biotechnology component of this course focuses on multidisciplinary knowledge and theoretical insights into biological molecules, processes, organisms, and the systems and interactions between them. In your final year you'll be able to conduct a variety of field, research and laboratory investigations. You'll graduate with a solid theoretical background and hands-on skills in molecular cloning, gene technologies, disease treatment and prevention, drug production, food production, environmental sustainability and more. You will be equipped for diverse careers in the biotechnology sector.

Science Project (ONPS2186) serves as a capstone experience in which you will be encouraged to undertake a project in a lab/work simulated environment within your selected major.

The Professional Scientist (ONPS2335) serves as a capstone project, where you will be working in teams. This involves working in a relevant industry context in which your team will be provided feedback from industry counterparts.

While most courses in the program are delivered on campus, others are delivered online.

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Articulation and pathways

Credit will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University Admission and Credit Policy. Applicants who have completed studies or have partially completed a similar program at another institution (with entry criteria similar to this program) may be accepted with some credits being granted towards this program.

Credit pathways between RMIT University VET programs, Higher Education Diplomas & Associate Degrees in the same or related discipline, enable you, upon successful completion of a lower level qualification at the required standard for admission, to apply for credit in a higher level qualification.

Credit pathways between RMIT University programs enable you, upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification, to apply for credit in a higher level qualification.

The current credit pathways for College of Business programs can be found at http://bit.ly/RMIT-Bus-Credit. These are subject to change.

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Entrance requirements

Very Important: This plan is being phased out. 
BP305BTDD - Bachelor of Science (Applied Science)/Bachelor of Business (Management) plan has been discontinued and will no longer accept new students after Semester 2 2022.

For Domestic Applicants: 


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) with a study score in units 3 and 4 of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.


an equivalent senior secondary certificate qualification from another Australian state or territory, with at least the equivalent performance in Mathematics and English subjects/units at year 12 level. 

For International Applicants: 


Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education, or equivalent. For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see Country equivalents web page. 

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0, or equivalent.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English requirements web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

Graduates may be eligible for membership with The Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). You may also be eligible for an affiliate membership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders [IML].

You will have the opportunity to access a wide range of industrial contacts through the extensive research programs within the School of Science, many of which are undertaken in collaboration with external organizations.

This program has an Industry Advisory Committee comprised of external members drawn from a diverse external industry base and institutions. Industry Advisory Committees comprise external members drawn from a diverse external industry base and institutions. These Committees provide further opportunities for networking and are a useful link in ensuring that the teaching material and student capabilities remain close to the needs to future employers.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library Resources and Services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the library. You can access books, journals and other course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world. Computers for study are available at every library site, where you can access the Internet, the MyRMIT student portal or library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The library is continually expanding RMIT's electronic collections to make it easier for you to get information that you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

For text and reference books and journals relevant to Applied Sciences see the specific library guides. For text and reference books, and journals relevant to Business Management see the specific library guides

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, MyRMIT.

Services for students

RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and well-being so you can achieve your study and career goals. Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • Transition to tertiary study and learning
  • Study skills and academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • Enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • Career development and employment
  • Living and well-being (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • Opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • Opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information on the RMIT website.

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