Honours Bachelor of Applied Technology - Biotechnology

Fanshawe College, Canada

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 49,416

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  • 120 Weeks
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Stem cells, xenobiotics, molecular biology and chemical instrumentation are among the most in-demand fields of scientific study today. Coupled with Fanshawe's honours bachelor degree in Biotechnology, you'll have eight semesters of academic study and at least four months of co-op experience to prepare you for work in these exciting areas.

As a biotech degree student, you'll develop skills in experimental design, statistical data analysis, bioinformatics, chemical analysis and handling microbial, plant, and animal material for genetic analysis. Throughout the biotechnology degree program, there will be a strong focus on how biotechnology relates to regulatory affairs, quality assurance, bioethics, and biohazard management.

In this biotechnology program, you will learn:

plant and animal tissue culture, applied biotechnology methods, microbiology, virology, DNA and RNA and protein and lipid purification and analysis, instrumental chemistry, and economic, ethical and environmental issues.

During your four-month required co-op, you'll hone your research skills and develop the interpersonal and communication expertise necessary for life beyond the degree.

This program is a four-year, eight level honours program with four months of mandatory co-op experience. This program will ready graduates for jobs in growth areas of Applied Biotechnology such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, agriculture, bioremediation, the fermentation industry, research and development to name a few. Students will study molecular biology, physical, organic and instrumental chemistry, applied biotechnology, microbiology, virology, toxicology; and related societal, economic, ethical, legal, and environmental issues. Graduates will be skilled in the handling of microbial, plant, and animal genetic material and macromolecule analysis, small animal handling, experimental design, statistical data analysis, and bioinformatics. Throughout the program, students will apply this knowledge to regulatory affairs, quality assurance, bioethics, and biohazard management while developing interpersonal and communication expertise, and the skills necessary for life long learning.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

OSSD with courses from the University (U) or University/College (M) stream WITH:
- Mathematics ONE OF:
- Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
- Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
- Grade 12 Biology (U)
- Grade 12 Chemistry (U)
- Plus three additional Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses
- Final minimum average of 70.0% based on the highest six Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses

OR

Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses stated above

OR

Post-Secondary Standing* (if applicable)

English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements 
    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 7.0 with no score less than 6.5 in reading and listening and a score of 7.0 in writing and speaking, with test results within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 65, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 185 with no score less than 176 in reading and listening and 185 in writing and speaking, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Core Courses
Take all of the following Mandatory (Core) Courses:
The Minimum Cumulative GPA for Core Courses is 2.5

Group 1
LEVEL 1
In addition to the following mandatory courses, please refer to the Non-Core Level 1 requirement below
Chemistry 1
Molecular Biology 
Mathematics 1 
Computers & Applications 

Group 2
LEVEL 2
In addition to the following mandatory courses, please refer to the Non-Core Level 2 requirement below
Chemistry 2 
Physics 1 
Plant & Animal Anatomy & Physiology 
Mathematics 2 

Group 3
LEVEL 3
In addition to the following mandatory courses please refer to the Non-Core Level 3 requirement below
Analytical Chemistry 1 
Physics 2 
Microbiology 1 
Co-Op Educ. Employment Prep 1
Statistics & Quality Assurance 

Group 4
LEVEL 4
Genetics 
Radiation Physics 
Organic Chemistry 1 
Advanced Computer Applications 
Occupational Health & Safety

Group 5
LEVEL 5
Biochemistry 1 
Instrumental Chemistry Analysis 1
Microbiology 2- Industrial Applications 
Organic Chemistry 2 

Group 6
LEVEL 6
In addition to the following mandatory courses,please refer to the Non-Core Level 6 requirement below
Applied Molecular Genetics 
Instrumental Chemistry Analysis 2 
Pharmacology/Toxicology & Nutraceutical 
Research & Technical Writing
Biochemistry 2
Animal Care & Handling 2

Group 7
LEVEL 7
In addition to the following mandatory courses please refer to the Non-Core Level 7 requirement below
Analytical Chemistry 2 
Applied Biotechnology 1 
Bioinformatics 
Bioprocess Engineering 
Biosafety & Regulatory Affair 
Thesis

Group 8
LEVEL 8
In addition to the following mandatory courses, please refer to the Non-Core Level 8 requirement below
Applied Biotechnology 2 
Bioethics 
Current Topics in Biotechnology 
Manufacturing Process Engineering 
Microbiology 3-Immunology & Virology 

Group 9
Co-op Requirement
Students Must Complete 1 Co-op Work Term
Co-op Work Term

 

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