Bachelor of Biotechnology
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

Biotechnologists design innovative products and technologies. They work across new frontiers in health, agriculture, science and engineering. This collaborative, transdisciplinary program spans many scientific and engineering disciplines. You’ll learn molecular genetics, bioinformatics, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, cells and genes. Study physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and other essential subjects to develop your core technical, laboratory and commercialisation skills relating to successfully delivering biotechnology products to global markets. Build your expertise in one of five specialist areas: Agricultural Biotechnology, Chemical and Nano Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Molecular and Microbial Biotechnology or Synthetic Biology and Industrial Biotechnology. Choose to undertake a Student Industry Placement or Internship to gain further practical experience in solving technical or operational problems. Complement your specialist learning and enhance your employability by studying a minor in either Bioinformatics or Innovation and Entrepreneurship. For more information, visit Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons) at UQ.

Majors

Extended Majors: Agricultural Biotechnology, Chemical and Nano Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Molecular and Microbial Biotechnology or Synthetic Biology and Industrial Biotechnology.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Chemistry, Biology or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
81.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

99.90

91.35

79.75

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

91.75

81.75

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

8

0

0

36

0

0

13

57

Percentage of all students

14.0%

0.0%

0.0%

63.2%

0.0%

0.0%

22.8%

100%

Notes

Career opportunities

You will be equipped for a wide variety of employment opportunities in Australia’s thriving life sciences sector, which includes agricultural biotechnology (plant and animal), medical technology (including biotherapeutics, drug design, diagnostics and devices), chemical technology, nanotechnology and industrial biotechnology. You may work in a wide range of possible roles in regulatory affairs, quality assurance, clinical trial operations management and consulting, in venture capital companies, pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, and government agencies.

Course Code
731101
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP/$9157 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Brisbane