List Of Biotechnology Schools In South Africa

At its simplest, biotechnology is technology based on biology – biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. We have used the biological processes of microorganisms for more than 6,000 years to make useful food products, such as bread and cheese, and to preserve dairy products.

Here are the List Of Biotechnology Schools In South Africa

Stellenbosch University

Rhodes University

University of Pretoria

What major Does biotechnology fall under?


Biotechnologists tinker with living organisms. They use biochemistry and genetics to create new products for the agricultural, industrial, and environmental industries. These products include vaccines, medicines, growth hormones for plants, and food additives.

What are the 4 types of biotechnology?

Biotechnology has applications in four major industrial areas, including health care (medical), crop production and agriculture, non-food (industrial) uses of crops and other products (e.g. biodegradable plastics, vegetable oil, biofuels, and environmental uses)

How long does it take to study biotechnology in South Africa?

South African BSc degrees’ duration is three (3) years. Then BSc Honours partly taught mainly in the first semester with a project in the second semester takes a year (1) to complete. Masters degree by Research takes two (2) years and PhD studies takes three (3) years to be completed

What are the requirements to become a biotechnologist?

A bachelor’s in biotechnology or a related science field such as chemistry or biology typically qualifies graduates for entry-level positions. Advancement in the field usually requires a graduate degree and several years of professional experience

Does Vaal University offer biotechnology?

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)