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Field of Study

Synthetic Biology and Industrial Biotechnology

Master of Biotechnology

Get ready to pioneer new frontiers in health, food science, conservation and beyond.

Learn how to create and re-engineer biological processes in living organisms. Develop cleaner sources of agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, designer materials and other innovative products across agriculture, health, energy production and environmental management.

You will develop multidisciplinary research and business skills needed to translate discoveries from the laboratory to real life.

Highlights

1 in Australia for biotechnology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

7 in the world for biotechnology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Bioprocess scientist
  • Biochemist
  • Research scientist
  • Research and development manager

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (postgraduate)

$78K–$90K

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How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

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

What you'll study

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

  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Principles of Synthetic Biology
  • Advanced Protein Technology
  • Bioinformatics 1: Introduction

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