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Dual Major

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Science

Also known as bioengineering, this major combines chemical engineering with elements of science to develop new drug therapies, syntenic molecules, and environmental and industrial applications.

Bioengineers typically design and produce biomolecules, cell-based products and tissues, and have the expertise to work in a broad range of industries. They work with a range of products, from renewable chemicals and fuels to biodegradable plastics and biopharmaceuticals.

Bioengineering at UQ is offered in conjunction with chemical engineering and upon graduation, you'll be fully accredited as a chemical engineer.

Join a groundbreaking industry

  • Bioengineers can create living cells to produce products and can design and optimise the bioprocess to manufacture bioproducts on a large scale.
  • Work on groundbreaking projects that enhance the lives of others while using renewable resources and producing minimal waste on the environment.

Highlights

38 in the world for chemical engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for chemical engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

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:

  • Chemical engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Validation engineer
  • Chemical process engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Technical manager
  • Environmental engineer
  • Process engineer

Late-career salary

Chemical Engineer

$78K–$309K

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Early-career salary

Chemical Engineer

$48K–$77K

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How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Principles of Biological Engineering
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering

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