Why study the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Biotechnology (Honours)

This dual degree combination provides the practical and theoretical requirements for a professional engineering qualification while introducing students to the commercialisation aspects of the biotechnology industry.

Please note: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Biotechnology prior to 2015 should refer to course and program information for previous years.
Bachelor of Engineering course list (pre-2015)
Bachelor of Biotechnology course list (pre-2015)

Summary

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B, plus one of Chemistry or Physics. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.

Program structure

The Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Biotechnology (Honours) is made up of two course lists:

Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Biotechnology (Honours) has a single set of Program Rules, which explain what is required to complete the dual program. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

Completion of 60 days of Engineering Professional Practice to satisfy the requirements of Engineers Australia.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Engineers Australia
  • Institution of Chemical Engineers

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Courses and Programs

Majors

The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Biotechnology (Honours).

When you graduate, any majors, dual majors and extended majors you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Bioprocess Technology

The field of process technology is designed to produce graduates with a strong understanding of process engineering and process technology. It incorporates aspects of microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, and the commercialisation of biotechnology.

More information about the Bioprocess Technology Major.

Sometimes dual programs will have different majors to the ones listed on course lists, or on individual program pages for each of its component degrees.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. Full definitions of majors are available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

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