Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Biotechnology
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

This dual degree combines the practical and theoretical requirements for a professional engineering qualification with the innovation and commercialisation aspects of the biotechnology industry. Through the biotechnology component students deepen their understanding of the key issues within biotechnology such as intellectual property, regulatory compliance, quality assurance and quality control, and learn how to assess the market potential and financial viability of new products or technical services such as vaccines, diagnostics, biopharmaceutical drugs, transgenic plants or innovations in stem cell therapy. With this dual qualification students will be equipped for a wide variety of career opportunities in Australia and in the global life sciences sector where they can contribute to pioneering new frontiers in health, agriculture, science, and engineering. For more information, visit Bachelors of Engineering (Hons)/Biotechnology at UQ.


Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4) is recommended for this program. Students without Specialist Mathematics or equivalent may be required to undertake preparatory courses which may not enable the program to be completed in the minimum time frame without overloading or undertaking summer study.


Engineering (Hons): chemical engineering. Biotechnology: agricultural biotechnology, chemical and nano biotechnology, medical biotechnology, molecular and and microbial biotechnology, synthetic biology and industrial biotechnology

Other requirements

All engineering students must complete 450 hours of engineering professional practice prior to graduation.

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); Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C)

Recommended study
Specialist Mathematics; Chemistry; 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.

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Career opportunities

Refer to Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Biotechnology.


Refer to Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Biotechnology.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$7110 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Engineering and Technology, Sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

5 years Full time or 10 years Part time