Get ready to pioneer new frontiers in health, food science, conservation and beyond.
Synthetic biology is transforming how we develop new medicines, enhance human nutrition and create a more sustainable world.
It is a growing field of science that applies engineering design principles to chemistry, bioinformatics and genetics.
These principles allow scientists to create or modify biological processes in living organisms and then develop new innovations across agriculture, health, energy production and environmental management.
Alongside leading biotechnology educators, you will study all aspects of the product development process. You'll be equipped to translate discoveries from the laboratory into new products, technologies or research methodologies implemented across the globe.
Take advantage of opportunities to network and gain practical experience with our extensive network of industry partners.
You can choose to study a minor in innovation and entrepreneurship alongside this major to develop your business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills.
Specialising in synthetic biology will prepare you for employment opportunities in Australia’s thriving life sciences sector, which includes the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food, medical and agricultural technology industries.
You will be well placed to continue into an honours or master's degree and establish the foundations for a rewarding career in research.