School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
Chinhoyi University of Technology

Department of Biotechnology

Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Biotechnology (BSCBIO)

About The Programme

Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Biotechnology (BSCBIO), is a leading programme in the training of Biotechnologist through research, teaching, and exposure in order to meet the needs of industry and the community at large. This is a Four year programme which is arranged as [ download the course list ] :

Understand the applications of biotechnology in:

  1. Agriculture
  2. The environment
  3. Food industry
  4. Health and Medicine


Bright career opportunities await those who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Biotechnology. They can be employed as Biotechnologists, Production Managers, and Research Scientists and in Research Institutes or Universities. Graduates can also work for Non Governmental Organizations and the Government. Some can pursue Higher Degrees in the field of Biotechnology. More importantly, the programme is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in setting up and running their own Businesses and Consultancy firms.

Work placements/international opportunities

As part of your course you will undertake at least eight months of industrial attachment, anywhere in the world (subject to approval by the department). This will be in the third year of your studies that is semesters 5 and 6

Entry Requirements

Passes in A' LEVEL Passes in Chemistry and Biology ; Relevant diploma or equivalent

How to Apply

Application Forms are obtainable upon payment of a non-refundable fee of fifteen (15) United States Dollars for Zimbabweans and fifty (50) United States Dollars for (foreigners). Application Forms can also be downloaded from [click here]. Online application can be done through the Online application system. Downloaded Application Forms and Online Applications should be accompanied by an Application Fee upon submission. The Application Fee can be paid through the following banks: ZB Bank Chinhoyi Branch, Account Number; 4565 386395 200 and FBC Bank Chinhoyi Branch, Account number; 8511 30400 42840135. Attach the deposit slip to the application form on submission.

Departmental Priority Research Areas

  1. Agriculture &Food Security
  2. Health & Pharmaceuticals
  3. Fermentation Technology
  4. Environment

Contact Us

The Chairperson

Department of Biotechnology

Chinhoyi University of Technology

P. Bag 7724

Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe

Tel: 263- 67- 22203-5

Fax: 263- 67- 26321


Department of Agricultural Engineering
Department of Animal Production and Technology
Environmental Science
Irrigation and Water Engineering
Department of Biotechnology
Department of Food Science and Technology
Department of Crop Science and Post Harvest Technology