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Doctor of Biotechnology

Program code: 7601
CRICOS code: 034025K

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (30 Jul, 2018)

Why study the Doctor of Biotechnology

The Doctor of Biotechnology program is designed to train scientists in the application of principles of management, to develop an understanding of management issues for research enterprises and technology ventures and the integration of specialist training in the area of biotechnology and research. Students in the doctorate will undertake courses at an advanced level in areas such as regulatory and legal issues, innovation, and biotechnology venture management. In addition, a large self-directed study component and a thesis component is included to explore and develop academic areas of interest.

Students who commenced the Doctor of Biotechnology prior to 2014 should refer to the previous DBiotech program and course list.

Summary

  • Program code
    7601
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    3 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (30 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Research
  • Units
    48
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 10
  • CRICOS code
    034025K

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biotechnology with Class I or IIA honours from UQ OR equivalent OR coursework masters with approved results in the research component and a Grade Point Average of 5.5 on a 7 point scale OR at least 2 years relevant professional experience and/or research publications. All potential candidates are interviewed as part of the selection process.

English Proficiency

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

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Doctor of Biotechnology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Students in the Doctor of Biotechnology are expected to research, develop and write a thesis that makes a significant contribution to the field. They also have to undertake advanced coursework and an industry placement.

Courses

The courses offered in the Doctor of Biotechnology are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Doctor of Biotechnology. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

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

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Doctor of Biotechnology for the 2018 academic year.

It is calculated based on a standard annual full-time study load (16 units).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

Fees for the Doctor of Biotechnology are charged every semester when you are studying coursework, and every research quarter when you are working on your thesis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

View the fees table for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Doctor of Biotechnology can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

Find out more about applying for higher degree by research study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Doctor of Biotechnology is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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