Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management

Programme overview:

Second Intake for 2024 is accepting late applications until 20th of May.
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Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management next start date Next start date: 22 July 2024
30 September 2024
21 February 2025
15 May 2025
Next New Students Orientation Date:
16 July 2024
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management study mode Study Mode:
Campus Full Time
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management study mode Campuses:

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Applied Sciences | Degree | Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management | Saqa Id: 120719

Our degree provides you with a solid theoretical and intensive practical foundation in microbiology, molecular biology, plant physiology and agricultural biotechnology with an emphasis on application-based research, managing projects and using technology.

You will cover a range of core modules such as Animal and Plant Biology, Agricultural Economics and Environmental Biotechnology, Protein Biochemistry and Analytical Chemistry. You will also cover subject areas such as Computer Skills, Mathematics for Science Students, Quantitative Techniques, and Clinical Trials.

We offer you an environment that combines theory, research and practical application. We have excellent facilities such as computer and science labs and quality lecture rooms. Our curriculum is relevant, current and industry led. We ensure that you graduate with essential work skills such as analytical thinking, meeting deadlines, problem solving, collaborating in teams and communication.

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Entry requirements
You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with bachelor's degree endorsement.


A National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training with a Bachelor’s degree endorsement.


A letter or certificate confirming an exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf) for any other school-leaving results.


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.


Completion of a relevant Foundation Programme along with a letter or certificate of exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf)


Completion of a relevant Higher Certificate.


• A minimum of 50% for Grade 12 or equivalent English Language.
• A minimum of 50% for Grade 12 or equivalent Mathematics.
• A minimum of 50% for Grade 12 or equivalent Biology/Life Sciences. (Applicable in 2024: Biology/Life Sciences and Physical Science)
• 32 Eduvos points or more.

The points attained for the best two of the subjects of Biology/Life Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Physical Science must be doubled. A student with less than 50% in Grade 12 or equivalent Mathematics, but greater than or equal to 40%, is required to enrol for and complete Mathematics for Degree Studies B (Science) before attempting Mathematics for Science Students.
From R101 100 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.

Eduvos offers flexible payment options

Programme accreditation
• Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
• Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
Possible career options
Be part of the scientific discoveries ahead.

The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management graduate, are varied and include:
• Academia
• Plant, agricultural and waste management
• Management
• Research
• Scientific Communications
• Clinical Research Associates
• Clinical Trial Management
• Technical positions in laboratories and Production
• Technical positions in the food industry
• Technical sales
• Entrepreneurship
This qualification is offered at the following campuses

Midrand, Pretoria

International students

International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions

Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualification structure
This is an outline of the modules for this qualification per level.

Data for intake starting: 22 July 2024

    Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management - Year 1
    Admission Fee (ADMIN3-B00) - Admission
    Principles of Biology (SCPBA1-B33) - Core
    Introduction to Chemistry (SCCHA1-B33) - Core
    Animal and Plant Biology (SCPBB1-B44) - Core
    Applied Chemistry (SCCHB1-B44) - Core
    Physics for Science Students (SCPHA1-B44) - Fundamental
    Quantitative Techniques (Biology) (SCQTA1-B11) - Fundamental
    Computer Skills (ITSKA1-B11) - Fundamental
    Laboratory Management (SCLMA1-B11) - Fundamental
    Science Skills (SCSSA1-B22) - Fundamental
    Mathematics for Science Students (SCMAA1-B22) - Fundamental
    Bioentrepreneurship (SCBEA1-B22) - Fundamental
    Medical Bioethics and Communication (SCBCA1-B33) - Fundamental

    Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management - Year 2
    Admission Fee (ADMIN3-B00) - Admission
    Plant Physiology (SCPYA2-B33) - Core
    Plant Propagation (SCPOA2-B44) - Core
    Introduction to Molecular Biology (SCMOA2-B44) - Core
    Exploration of Industry (SCEIA2-B44) - Core
    Food and Water Microbiology (SCFWA2-B11) - Core
    Ethnobotany (SCETA2-B11) - Core
    Introduction to Microbiology (SCIMA2-B33) - Core
    Food Technology (SCFTA2-B22) - Core
    Medical Microbiology and Immunology (SCMMA2-B22) - Core
    Agricultural Economics (SCAEA2-B33) - Fundamental
    Biopharmaceutical Sales and Marketing (SCBMA2-B11) - Fundamental

    Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management - Year 3
    Admission Fee (ADMIN3-B00) - Admission
    Agricultural Biotechnology (SCABA3-B33) - Core
    Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology (SCIEA3-B44) - Core
    Analytical Chemistry (SCACA3-B44) - Core
    Clinical Trials and Good Manufacturing Practice (SCCTA3-B11) - Core
    Criminalistics (SCCRA3-B11) - Core
    Work Integrated Learning (Biology) (SCWLA3-B11) - Core
    Medical Biotechnology (SCMBA3-B22) - Core
    Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics (SCPPA3-B22) - Core
    Operations Management for Bioscience (SCOMA3-B33) - Fundamental