Career Paths

Where the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences can take you

The degree programs offered by the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences promote a variety of career paths within as well as outside of the sciences. Our graduates work in government and privately sponsored industries in areas ranging from policy-making, management, production, quality control and research to education.

Our programs provide excellent training in scientific methodology, creative thinking, organisational skills, problem-solving and analysis: skills highly valued by all employers. In addition, communication and information literacy are also emphasised, giving our graduates a competitive edge for careers in journalism, business and management.


A School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences graduate success story

BABS Biotech graduate Daniel Tan recently recorded this video about his career path since graduating from UNSW with a Bachelor of Science. This gave him the scientific knowledge to launch a biotechnology start-up based in Singapore specialising in creating in-vitro skin, a technology that provides an alternative to animal testing. The company is now investigating ways to diversify the use of this technology for the treatment of skin burns and wounds.´╗┐

BABS Biotech graduate Daniel Tan

Career Paths

BABS graduates have moved on to a wide array of careers, including:

  • Patent law specialising in scientific patents
  • Government science policy making
  • Management in technological companies
  • Science journalism, publishing
  • Scientific research and commercial applications
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Forensic science
  • Pollution control
  • Beach ecology

  • Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services
  • Antarctic exploration
  • Fraud detection
  • Genetic engineering
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Diagnostic microbiology and immunology
  • Senior administration and teaching┬á(local and international)
  • Winemaking
  • Sales and technical specialists in science-based industries