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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Want to help feed, fuel and heal the planet?

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
4 years full-time
Course Code
2375, 082628G
Intake Months
Feb, Aug
International Fees
$43,504 per year / $174,016 total

About this course

Biotechnology is a creative entrepreneurial field, where scientists design innovative products and technologies, pioneering new frontiers in health, agriculture, science, engineering and beyond.

Under this program you'll gain a strong foundation in molecular genetics, microbiology, immunology, physics, chemistry, engineering and mathematics, as well as the commercial and entrepreneurial aspects of biotechnology. You'll learn about biotechnology's varied applications, from antibody engineering to fight disease, genetic plant engineering to increase agricultural yields, vaccine design, cell and tissue culture technologies, and more.

Your fourth year is taken at honours level, where you'll choose either a research focus that addresses both fundamental and applied technical issues or a business and entrepreneurship focus for a career in new product development. You'll build expertise in one of nine specialist areas (majors) such as bioprocess technology, chemical biotechnology, drug design and development and nanotechnology. You can also choose to study Innovation Management alongside your single major to combine your scientific skills with business knowledge.

You'll graduate ready for a career in research or product development in the fascinating field of biotechnology.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

Program highlights
  • Learn from Australia's leading educators in biotechnology and equip yourself with advanced skills.
  • Choose your honours path to focus on either research or business and entrepreneurship.
  • Set yourself up for a career in the expanding biotech industry. Australia has more than 850 companies operating in sectors including health, agriculture, chemical, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, environment, forestry, law and commerce.

1 in Australia for biotechnology

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

9 in the world for biotechnology

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

Career pathways

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Production bioinformatics engineer
  • Research officer
  • Bioprocess scientist
  • Quality control manager
  • Biochemist
  • Research scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Cancer researcher
  • Trial coordinator
  • Lecturer