Biotechnology students in Canada are trained in the area of controlled and deliberate manipulation of biological systems for the manufacture of products such as antibiotics, industrial chemicals and genetically modified crops.
Biotechnology modules can include biotechnology and management, environmental biotechnology, food biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, biological chemistry, drug discovery, molecular biology, cell biology, proteins and enzymes, genes and genomics, protein structure and function, immunology and biochemical and chemical engineering. Many Biotechnology courses also offer sandwich placements in the industry with leading biotech companies in Canada.
Biotechnology graduates will find roles in the areas of molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, drug discovery, immunology and other sciences. Careers also exist in quality assurance, medicine and food production and downstream processing.
Students will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, no lower than 6.0 in each component, and an International Baccalaureate score of 32- 35 points. Depending on the individual university requirements, biotechnology students must also have studied chemistry with a combination of other science subjects like biology, physics along with maths.
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