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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology

  • Graduate Certificate

Expand your skill-set with advanced biotechnology courses and develop specialisations for further study.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.5 year full-time
Course Code
5013, 034026J
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$20,520 per year / $20,520 total

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology program is designed for scientists who want to update their technical skills in core areas such as molecular biology, protein technology or bioinformatics, or acquire research laboratory experience.

For your half year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) studies, you'll select from more than 30 courses, allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals.

Choose electives in molecular biology, business planning, intellectual property, drug discovery and development, immunology and infectious diseases, and more.

With more than 400 biotechnology companies and some 600 medical device companies in Australia alone, UQ Biotechnology graduates are highly sought after for roles in health, agriculture, diagnostics, the environment, forestry, law and commerce.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Study with a world leader in biotechnology research, which ranks first in Australia and in the top 10 globally. 2019 ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
  • Learn from entrepreneurial scientists who have successfully commercialised their scientific discoveries.
  • Take advantage of a large suite of electives in science that underpin new biotechnologies.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Plant breeding and engineering specialist
  • Nanotechnology and biosensor application specialist
  • Diagnostic test designer
  • Business plan analyst
  • Pharmaceutical developer
  • University researcher
  • Venture capital consultant
  • Plant breeding, engineering, cropping or horticulture specialist
  • Agricultural advisory board member
  • Plant and animal geneticist