Duration

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

Commencing 2016

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Research

Units

48

Faculty

UQ Graduate School

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Biotechnology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biotechnology with Class I or IIA honours from UQ OR equivalent OR coursework masters with approved results in the research component and a Grade Point Average of 5.5 on a 7 point scale OR at least 2 years relevant professional experience and/or research publications. All potential candidates are interviewed as part of the selection process.

AQF level

AQF level 10

Fees for Australian students

View fees for domestic postgraduate research students.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

UQ Graduate School

Email: graduateschool@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3346 0503

Web:

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Research

Units

48

Faculty

UQ Graduate School

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Biotechnology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biotechnology with Class I or IIA honours from UQ OR equivalent OR coursework masters with approved results in the research component and a Grade Point Average of 5.5 on a 7 point scale OR at least 2 years relevant professional experience and/or research publications. All potential candidates are interviewed as part of the selection process.

CRICOS Code: 034025K

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 10

Fees for International students

View fees for international postgraduate research students.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

UQ Graduate School

Phone: Outside Australia: +61 7 3346 0503
Within Australia: 07 3346 0503

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Doctor of Biotechnology?

The Doctor of Biotechnology program is designed to train scientists in the application of principles of management, to develop an understanding of management issues for research enterprises and technology ventures and the integration of specialist training in the area of biotechnology and research. Students in the doctorate will undertake courses at an advanced level in areas such as regulatory and legal issues, innovation, and biotechnology venture management. In addition, a large self-directed study component and a thesis component is included to explore and develop academic areas of interest.
Students who commenced the Doctor of Biotechnology pre-2014 should refer to the previous DBiotech program and course list.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Biotechnology.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biotechnology with Class I or IIA honours from UQ OR equivalent OR coursework masters with approved results in the research component and a Grade Point Average of 5.5 on a 7 point scale OR at least 2 years relevant professional experience and/or research publications. All potential candidates are interviewed as part of the selection process.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biotechnology with Class I or IIA honours from UQ OR equivalent OR coursework masters with approved results in the research component and a Grade Point Average of 5.5 on a 7 point scale OR at least 2 years relevant professional experience and/or research publications. All potential candidates are interviewed as part of the selection process.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 034025K

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

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

View fees for domestic postgraduate research students.

Fees for International students

View fees for international postgraduate research students.

What you can do with a Doctor of Biotechnology

Careers

Positions in a management role in biotechnology companies and in government institutions.

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 Doctor of Biotechnology

To complete the Doctor of Biotechnology, 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 #48 from the DBiotech List comprising:

  • #8 from part A;
  • #8 from part B; and
  • #32 from part C.
Refer to DBiotech 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 Doctor of Biotechnology.

Program Rules for the Doctor of Biotechnology