What will I learn?

Biotechnology applies scientific and engineering principles to living organisms in order to produce products and services of value to society. It is used in processes ranging from cheese production, brewing, and wastewater management, through to drug design and gene therapy. The program examines microorganisms, plants and animals in the context of the discovery, understanding, improvement and development of viable products or activities. The discipline combines elements from many areas such as molecular genetics, microbiology, immunology, physics, chemistry, engineering and mathematics.

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Master of Business
Doctor of Philosophy

Drug Design & Development & Innovation Management (Dual major)

The Innovation Management dual majors prepare students for the growing focus of Biotechnology organizations and research groups on seeking markets for their scientific outputs. As the industry matures there is an increasing awareness of the need to be in tune with commercial realities.

While Biotech is increasingly interdisciplinary, relying on teams of scientists with varying backgrounds to make discoveries, it also relies on input from a variety of professions to achieve market outcomes. This requires some understanding of the essentials of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning for growth in a competitive environment.

This dual major allows you to develop the business skills required to complement their science skills and be more competitive in the Biotechnology field, whether you choose to work in the public or private sector.

Which department am I in?

Science and Mathematics

CRICOS

082628G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,232.00 (US$ 27,939) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND,

Queensland,

4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Baccalaureate Diploma Scores: Minimum of 26 -42. English language requirements: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; or TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; or TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; or PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; or CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; or BEP: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English and Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

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About this uni

The University of Queensland (UQ) is ranked 77th in the world for natural science, according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • UQ’s Faculty of Science is one of the largest in Australia
  • Offers one of the widest choices of disciplines in Australia
  • Students can tailor their studies to suit their goals
  • Access to 2,300+ teaching and research labs