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Single Major


Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

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.


1 in Queensland for chemistry

QS World University Rankings 2020

9 in the world for biotechnology

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Research scientist
  • Postdoctoral research fellow
  • Trial coordinator
  • Biomedical technology scientist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


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, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Nanomaterials and Self-Assembled Systems
  • Determination of Molecular Structure
  • Experimental Chemistry
  • Commercialisation of Biotechnology Products

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