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Examine the genetic and biological traits of microbes such as bacteria, viruses and fungi.

You’ll learn how microbiology is applied in environmental, agricultural and industrial settings to prevent and treat infectious diseases. Develop your understanding of immune recognition, vaccine design, microbial biotechnology and parasitology.

Studying Microbiology can lead to challenging and rewarding career opportunities within universities and biotechnology companies, medical and veterinary institutes, along with roles in forensics, biosecurity and quarantine.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

44 in the world for biological sciences

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:

  • Microbiology laboratory technician
  • Laboratory coordinator
  • Medical scientist
  • Microbiology team lead

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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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
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

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

  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Microbes and Human Health
  • CSI UQ: Introduction to Forensic Science

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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