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. Learn molecular genetics, bioinformatics, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, cells and genes. Study physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and other essential subjects to develop core technical, laboratory and commercialisation skills relating to successfully delivering biotechnology products to global markets. Students build their 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. Students may choose to undertake a Student Industry Placement or Internship to gain further practical experience in solving technical or operational problems. Complement specialist learning and enhance employability by studying a minor in either Bioinformatics or Innovation and Entrepreneurship. For more information, visit Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons) at UQ.


Extended Majors: Agricultural biotechnology; chemical and nano biotechnology; medical biotechnology; molecular and microbial biotechnology; synthetic biology and industrial biotechnology. 3 minors also available.

Admissions Criteria

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


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, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Quality assurance; clinical trial operations management; consulting; venture capital companies; pharmaceuticals; research institutes; government regulatory agencies.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

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

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time