Department of Biotechnology

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About Us

The Biotechnology Department strives to shape technicians, academics and researchers that will develop and support sustainable and integrated Biotechnology that improves life for all the living world.

A career as a Biotechnologist offers challenging and exciting opportunities including quality control, technology development and research in enterprises such as: water purification plants, food processing factories, dairies, pharmaceutical factories, sewerage plants, etc.  There is a demand for trained Biotechnologists in industrial, research and academic settings.

The Department of Biotechnology offers a Diploma in Biotechnology (NQF 6), followed by articulation into the Advanced Diploma (NQF 7), Postgraduate Diploma (NQF 8), Master of Applied Science in Biotechnology (NQF 9), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biotechnology (NQF 10).

Diploma: Biotechnology (3 Year course)

Advanced Diploma: Biotechnology (1 Year course)

Postgraduate Diploma: Biotechnology (1 Year course)

Master of Applied Science in Biotechnology (Research – 2 years)

PhD: Biotechnology (Research – 3 years)

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