This dual degree combines understanding the practical and theoretical requirements for a professional engineering qualification with learning the exciting and new commercialisation aspects of the growing biotechnology industry.
UQ's respected Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program is one of the most comprehensive in Australia for design, technology and innovation. During your first year of study you can choose your specialisation, or undertake a flexible first year which allows you to keep your options open so you have the opportunity to experience the diverse range of engineering disciplines. Depending on your choice of major, you might find work anywhere from infrastructure and hospitals to energy and software.
With your studies for Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours), 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 also learn about biotechnology's varied applications, from antibody engineering to fight disease to genetic plant engineering for increasing agricultural yields. You'll gain knowledge that will enable you to take on any number of careers roles that help feed, fuel and heal the planet.
1 in Australia for biotechnology
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019
1 in Queensland for engineering and technology
QS World University Rankings 2020
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: