Biotechnology is the science of understanding, selecting, and promoting useful organisms and specific gene products for commercial and therapeutic purposes. It demands a broad comprehension of biology and engineering as well as detailed knowledge of at least one basic subject, such as molecular genetics, protein chemistry, microbiology, or chemical engineering.

You can enter the Biotechnology minor when studying in any program within the Faculty of Engineering or Science, but the curriculum especially complements the Chemical Engineering major.


Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary field that touches many industries. As the goal of biotechnology is developing new products and treatments, most work in the field is research-based. 

You can become a professional:

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biochemist
  • Researcher
  • Microbiologist

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Engineering or the Faculty of Science.

See full admission requirements for more information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required for your application. 

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