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Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

Overview

Want to help feed, fuel and heal the planet? Combine life sciences theory, specialised practical training and entrepreneurial skills to join one of the world’s most exciting and creative scientific fields – biotechnology.

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. 

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
QTAC Code
731101
Program Code
2375
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43504 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
QTAC Code
731101
Program Code
2375
CRICOS Code
082628G
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

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 2020

7 in the world for biotechnology

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

Majors

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Experimental Chemistry
  • Drug Design and Development
  • Molecular Cell Biology

Dual programs

Career possibilities

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

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

compared.edu.au

Next steps after graduation

Your high-level knowledge and technical skills will be relevant to a range of modern biotechnologies.

Careers in biotechnology span many industrial and service sectors, including health, agriculture, diagnostics, environment, forestry, law and commerce.

With more than 850 companies operating in the growing Australian biotechnology industry, you’ll be well placed for roles in:

  • agricultural industries (in areas such as plant breeding and engineering)
  • chemical companies (in areas such as nanotechnology and biosensor applications, and developing drug leads)
  • diagnostic companies (undertaking diagnostic test design, development and production)
  • government agencies (as a technology analyst or commercialisation officer)
  • legal and consulting companies (as a business plan analyst)
  • pharmaceutical companies (in areas such as drug design and development or pharmaceutical production, as well as research institutes, universities or industry)
  • venture capital companies
  • start-up ventures.

Alternatively, you can use this qualification to further your research ambitions and make significant contributions to knowledge by enrolling in a higher degree by research program.

Find out more about careers that started in science

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English and Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English and Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
98230

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

The Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) year commences four weeks prior to the start of Semester 1 in the standard academic calendar.

In Semester 2, the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) year commences at the start of the standard academic calendar.

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Biotechnology (Hons) for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest2 / 971 / 99
Median6 / 896 / 91
Lowest10 / 799 / 82

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

<5<5

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
2454.55%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
<5<5
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
00%

International students

1534.09%

Total

44100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Majors

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Bioinformatics

Study Bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.


Gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology. You’ll apply your scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

Majoring in Bioinformatics will kick start your career as a bioinformatician, clinical data manager, geneticist, research scientist or biomedical computer scientist.

View

Bioinformatics and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

Study Bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.


Gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology. You’ll apply your scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

Majoring in Bioinformatics will kick start your career as a bioinformatician, clinical data manager, geneticist, research scientist or biomedical computer scientist.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Bioprocess Technology

The field of process technology is designed to give you a strong understanding of process engineering and process technology.

It incorporates aspects of microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, and the commercialisation of biotechnology.

View

Bioprocess Technology and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

The field of process technology is designed to give you a strong understanding of process engineering and process technology.

It incorporates aspects of microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, and the commercialisation of biotechnology.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Chemical Biotechnology

Because so much biotechnology research is molecular, a working knowledge of chemical processes and their mechanisms is essential to properly interpret data generated by biological experiments.

The Chemical Biotechnology major will help you graduate with a strong understanding of organic and inorganic chemistry alongside aspects of microbiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and the commercialisation aspects of biotechnology.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, which ensures your study of chemistry is rigorous and thorough.

View

Chemical Biotechnology and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

Because so much biotechnology research is molecular, a working knowledge of chemical processes and their mechanisms is essential to properly interpret data generated by biological experiments.

The Chemical Biotechnology major will help you graduate with a strong understanding of organic and inorganic chemistry alongside aspects of microbiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and the commercialisation aspects of biotechnology.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, which ensures your study of chemistry is rigorous and thorough.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Drug Design & Development & Innovation Management (Dual Major)

The Drug Design and Development major will teach you about drug discovery and development – specifically how chemical compounds are identified, selected and developed into drug products.

As a student in the Drug Design and Development major, you'll develop a solid knowledge of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry, which are all appropriate for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. You'll also focus on the processes behind identifying new drugs and their targets, and the steps required to take drugs to the market, including the preclinical and clinical development process.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, which ensures your study of chemistry is rigorous and thorough.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Drug Design and Development

The Drug Design and Development major will teach you about drug discovery and development – specifically how chemical compounds are identified, selected and developed into drug products.

As a student in the Drug Design and Development major, you'll develop a solid knowledge of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry, which are all appropriate for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. You'll also focus on the processes behind identifying new drugs and their targets, and the steps required to take drugs to the market, including the preclinical and clinical development process.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, which ensures your study of chemistry is rigorous and thorough.

View

Microbial Biotechnology

Microbiology is the oldest core discipline of biotechnology and, as a result, is one where UQ has a great depth of knowledge.

Microbiology is the study of microscopic living organisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and protozoa. These organisms have a major impact on nearly all aspects of life and health everywhere in the world. Microbiology has also been revolutionised by technologies in areas including proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics and genetic engineering.

As a student in the Microbial Biotechnology major you'll study things like genes, cells, biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics, and molecular microbiology.

As an area of study it leads to employment opportunities in diverse bioindustries.

View

Microbial Biotechnology and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

Microbiology is the oldest core discipline of biotechnology and, as a result, is one where UQ has a great depth of knowledge.

Microbiology is the study of microscopic living organisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and protozoa. These organisms have a major impact on nearly all aspects of life and health everywhere in the world. Microbiology has also been revolutionised by technologies in areas including proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics and genetic engineering.

As a student in the Microbial Biotechnology major you'll study things like genes, cells, biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics, and molecular microbiology.

As an area of study it leads to employment opportunities in diverse bioindustries.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Molecular Biotechnology

Molecular Biotechnology is an exciting, growing field of science that combines applications from molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics and microbiology to create useful products in areas as diverse as human and animal health, agriculture, food and sustainable energy production, and the textile industry.

Molecular biotechnology involves transferring genetic information between organisms to capitalise on existing biological processes to create new and innovative products.

Employment opportunities in Molecular Biotechnology will continue to increase with the need for new vaccines and diagnostics tests and the need for more efficient production of food and beverages.

View

Molecular Biotechnology and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

Molecular Biotechnology is an exciting, growing field of science that combines applications from molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics and microbiology to create useful products in areas as diverse as human and animal health, agriculture, food and sustainable energy production, and the textile industry.

Molecular biotechnology involves transferring genetic information between organisms to capitalise on existing biological processes to create new and innovative products.

Employment opportunities in Molecular Biotechnology will continue to increase with the need for new vaccines and diagnostics tests and the need for more efficient production of food and beverages.

View

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology involves researching materials and phenomena at the level of the nanoscale and involves the controlled design and engineering of nanoscale structures.

As a student in the Nanotechnology major, you'll develop core knowledge in areas like biochemistry, genetics, organic and inorganic chemistry, and experimental chemistry, before undertaking further advanced-level courses in areas including chemistry and nanoscience.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, which ensures your study of chemistry is rigorous and thorough.

View

Nanotechnology and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

Nanotechnology involves researching materials and phenomena at the level of the nanoscale and involves the controlled design and engineering of nanoscale structures.

As a student in the Nanotechnology major, you'll develop core knowledge in areas like biochemistry, genetics, organic and inorganic chemistry, and experimental chemistry, before undertaking further advanced-level courses in areas including chemistry and nanoscience.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, which ensures your study of chemistry is rigorous and thorough.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Plant Biotechnology

Humans have been selectively breeding plants and crops for thousands of years. Plant biotechnology is an extension of this practice: it involves using advanced technologies to develop improved plants and crops for more nutritious foods, renewable biofuels, or for the production of sustainable industrial products and inexpensive drugs.

As a student in the Plant Biotechnology major, you'll undertake courses that cover areas including biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, cells and genes, and plant biology. You'll then undertake advanced-level study in areas including plant science, plant molecular biology and biotechnology, and genomics and bioinformatics.

View

Plant Biotechnology and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

Humans have been selectively breeding plants and crops for thousands of years. Plant biotechnology is an extension of this practice: it involves using advanced technologies to develop improved plants and crops for more nutritious foods, renewable biofuels, or for the production of sustainable industrial products and inexpensive drugs.

As a student in the Plant Biotechnology major, you'll undertake courses that cover areas including biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, cells and genes, and plant biology. You'll then undertake advanced-level study in areas including plant science, plant molecular biology and biotechnology, and genomics and bioinformatics.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Bioinformatics

Study Bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.


Gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology. You’ll apply your scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

Majoring in Bioinformatics will kick start your career as a bioinformatician, clinical data manager, geneticist, research scientist or biomedical computer scientist.

View

Bioinformatics and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

Study Bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.


Gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology. You’ll apply your scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

Majoring in Bioinformatics will kick start your career as a bioinformatician, clinical data manager, geneticist, research scientist or biomedical computer scientist.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Bioprocess Technology

The field of process technology is designed to give you a strong understanding of process engineering and process technology.

It incorporates aspects of microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, and the commercialisation of biotechnology.

View

Bioprocess Technology and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

The field of process technology is designed to give you a strong understanding of process engineering and process technology.

It incorporates aspects of microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, and the commercialisation of biotechnology.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Chemical Biotechnology

Because so much biotechnology research is molecular, a working knowledge of chemical processes and their mechanisms is essential to properly interpret data generated by biological experiments.

The Chemical Biotechnology major will help you graduate with a strong understanding of organic and inorganic chemistry alongside aspects of microbiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and the commercialisation aspects of biotechnology.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, which ensures your study of chemistry is rigorous and thorough.

View

Chemical Biotechnology and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

Because so much biotechnology research is molecular, a working knowledge of chemical processes and their mechanisms is essential to properly interpret data generated by biological experiments.

The Chemical Biotechnology major will help you graduate with a strong understanding of organic and inorganic chemistry alongside aspects of microbiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and the commercialisation aspects of biotechnology.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, which ensures your study of chemistry is rigorous and thorough.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Drug Design & Development & Innovation Management (Dual Major)

The Drug Design and Development major will teach you about drug discovery and development – specifically how chemical compounds are identified, selected and developed into drug products.

As a student in the Drug Design and Development major, you'll develop a solid knowledge of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry, which are all appropriate for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. You'll also focus on the processes behind identifying new drugs and their targets, and the steps required to take drugs to the market, including the preclinical and clinical development process.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, which ensures your study of chemistry is rigorous and thorough.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Drug Design and Development

The Drug Design and Development major will teach you about drug discovery and development – specifically how chemical compounds are identified, selected and developed into drug products.

As a student in the Drug Design and Development major, you'll develop a solid knowledge of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry, which are all appropriate for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. You'll also focus on the processes behind identifying new drugs and their targets, and the steps required to take drugs to the market, including the preclinical and clinical development process.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, which ensures your study of chemistry is rigorous and thorough.

View

Microbial Biotechnology

Microbiology is the oldest core discipline of biotechnology and, as a result, is one where UQ has a great depth of knowledge.

Microbiology is the study of microscopic living organisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and protozoa. These organisms have a major impact on nearly all aspects of life and health everywhere in the world. Microbiology has also been revolutionised by technologies in areas including proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics and genetic engineering.

As a student in the Microbial Biotechnology major you'll study things like genes, cells, biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics, and molecular microbiology.

As an area of study it leads to employment opportunities in diverse bioindustries.

View

Microbial Biotechnology and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

Microbiology is the oldest core discipline of biotechnology and, as a result, is one where UQ has a great depth of knowledge.

Microbiology is the study of microscopic living organisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and protozoa. These organisms have a major impact on nearly all aspects of life and health everywhere in the world. Microbiology has also been revolutionised by technologies in areas including proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics and genetic engineering.

As a student in the Microbial Biotechnology major you'll study things like genes, cells, biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics, and molecular microbiology.

As an area of study it leads to employment opportunities in diverse bioindustries.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Molecular Biotechnology

Molecular Biotechnology is an exciting, growing field of science that combines applications from molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics and microbiology to create useful products in areas as diverse as human and animal health, agriculture, food and sustainable energy production, and the textile industry.

Molecular biotechnology involves transferring genetic information between organisms to capitalise on existing biological processes to create new and innovative products.

Employment opportunities in Molecular Biotechnology will continue to increase with the need for new vaccines and diagnostics tests and the need for more efficient production of food and beverages.

View

Molecular Biotechnology and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

Molecular Biotechnology is an exciting, growing field of science that combines applications from molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics and microbiology to create useful products in areas as diverse as human and animal health, agriculture, food and sustainable energy production, and the textile industry.

Molecular biotechnology involves transferring genetic information between organisms to capitalise on existing biological processes to create new and innovative products.

Employment opportunities in Molecular Biotechnology will continue to increase with the need for new vaccines and diagnostics tests and the need for more efficient production of food and beverages.

View

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology involves researching materials and phenomena at the level of the nanoscale and involves the controlled design and engineering of nanoscale structures.

As a student in the Nanotechnology major, you'll develop core knowledge in areas like biochemistry, genetics, organic and inorganic chemistry, and experimental chemistry, before undertaking further advanced-level courses in areas including chemistry and nanoscience.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, which ensures your study of chemistry is rigorous and thorough.

View

Nanotechnology and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

Nanotechnology involves researching materials and phenomena at the level of the nanoscale and involves the controlled design and engineering of nanoscale structures.

As a student in the Nanotechnology major, you'll develop core knowledge in areas like biochemistry, genetics, organic and inorganic chemistry, and experimental chemistry, before undertaking further advanced-level courses in areas including chemistry and nanoscience.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, which ensures your study of chemistry is rigorous and thorough.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Plant Biotechnology

Humans have been selectively breeding plants and crops for thousands of years. Plant biotechnology is an extension of this practice: it involves using advanced technologies to develop improved plants and crops for more nutritious foods, renewable biofuels, or for the production of sustainable industrial products and inexpensive drugs.

As a student in the Plant Biotechnology major, you'll undertake courses that cover areas including biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, cells and genes, and plant biology. You'll then undertake advanced-level study in areas including plant science, plant molecular biology and biotechnology, and genomics and bioinformatics.

View

Plant Biotechnology and Innovation Management (Dual Major)

Humans have been selectively breeding plants and crops for thousands of years. Plant biotechnology is an extension of this practice: it involves using advanced technologies to develop improved plants and crops for more nutritious foods, renewable biofuels, or for the production of sustainable industrial products and inexpensive drugs.

As a student in the Plant Biotechnology major, you'll undertake courses that cover areas including biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, cells and genes, and plant biology. You'll then undertake advanced-level study in areas including plant science, plant molecular biology and biotechnology, and genomics and bioinformatics.

Combine any Biotechnology major with Innovation Management to develop your business knowledge through the study of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning in a competitive environment.

View

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,504

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

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

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,588

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore) or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) is 731101.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) is 2375.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

Express yourself. And your interest.

They say choosing a degree is hard, which is why we've made it easy. Register your interest in the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) and we'll send you everything you need to know about applying to UQ.