Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016*

9/81

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

731101 - B Biotechnology (Hons)
731101 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Fee information for 2017 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2016.

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 8969

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Science

Email: enquire@science.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1888

Web: http://www.science.uq.edu.au/

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 082628G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 37040

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web: http://www.science.uq.edu.au/

Why study the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)?

Biotechnology applies scientific and engineering principles to living organisms in order to produce products and services of value to society. It is used in processes ranging from cheese production, brewing, and wastewater management, through to drug design and gene therapy. The program examines microorganisms, plants and animals in the context of the discovery, understanding, improvement and development of viable products or activities. The discipline combines elements from many areas such as molecular genetics, microbiology, immunology, physics, chemistry, engineering and mathematics.

What you can study

Courses in the first three years establish a foundation of basic knowledge for the study of biotechnology, and also offer flexibility through electives. Students take many of the core technical skill courses offered in the Bachelor of Science, but also complete a number of courses with a commercial focus.

The fourth year can be taken at honours or pass level. Each student completes a substantial research project addressing the industrial, regulatory and management issues surrounding biotechnology.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours).

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

Honours

Honours is a modified program of study in year 4, with entry based on grade point average.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016*
9/81

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
731101 - B Biotechnology (Hons)

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application information

The Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) year commences four weeks prior to the start of Semester 1 in the standard academic calendar.

In Semester 2, the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) year commences at the start of the standard academic calendar.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082628G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Fee information for 2017 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2016.

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 8969

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 37040

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2017 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

Careers

Work in biotechnology crosses several industrial and service sectors including health, agricultural, diagnostic, environmental, forestry, legal and commercial. The Bachelor of Biotechnology leads to career paths in:

  • Pharmaceutical companies (drug design and development or pharmaceutical production);
  • Chemical companies (nanotechnology and biosensor applications);
  • Agriculture (plant breeding and engineering);
  • Diagnostics companies (diagnostic test design and production);
  • Legal and consulting companies (business plan analyst);
  • Government agencies; and
  • Research with research institutes, universities or in industry.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours), a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from the BBiotech(Hons) List comprising -

  • #48 from Part A in the chosen field of study, including all compulsory courses and at least #12 for late year courses; and
  • #16 from Part B or C.

Part B or C may not be commenced before Part A is completed. To enter Part C a student must have a GPA of 4 from Part A and have a GPA of 4.5 for #8 of later year courses.

Please refer to BBiotech Rules for further information. These rules should be read in conjunction with the General Award Rules.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours).

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)