Durban University of Technology Biotechnology.
Biotechnology is the application of living organisms or the individual cellular components of these organisms for commercial purposes or environmental control. It is a subject which has developed largely over the last decade, to cover a number of different areas. These involve quality control, sterilization testing, manufacturing of alcoholic beverages, bread making, cheese production, vaccines, chemicals, diagnostic kits, biosensors, chemotherapeutic drugs, nitrogen fertilizers, alcohol, antibiotics, insecticides and biomass production.
A person working in the field of biotechnology will have a working knowledge of such disciplines as biochemistry, microbiology, process engineering, genetics, molecular biology and physics. Persons achieving this qualification will be competent to apply theoretical and practical fundamental knowledge and skills in the fields of biotechnology, microbiology and biochemistry to the relevant biotechnology industries and research institutions. Graduates may apply for registration with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions as Certified Natural Scientists.
Bachelor of Technology Biotechnology Entrance Requirements
Bachelor of Technology: Biotechnology (or equivalent). An overall mark of 60% must be achieved.
Persons achieving this qualification will be able to conduct scientific research under minimal guidance in a chosen field, and to contribute to knowledge production in that field. The research problem, its justification, process and outcome are reported in a dissertation which complies with the generally accepted norms for research at that level.
Master of Technology Biotechnology Entrance Requirements
Master of Technology : Biotechnology (or equivalent).
Persons achieving this qualification will be competent scientific researchers who can work independently in developing and applying knowledge and skills to make an original contribution to the global knowledge or technology in the particular field chosen for study.
Doctor of Technology Biotechnology Entrance Requirements