The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) Major in Medical Biotechnology

The University of Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102787M

Level of study: Undergraduate


Pioneer new frontiers in health, agriculture, science, engineering and beyond.

Open up pathways to further research, postgraduate study options and exciting career opportunities by completing an additional year of honours study.

The Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) program provides an opportunity to pursue an independent research project in one of the following fields of study:

Chemical and Nano Biotechnology
Medical Biotechnology
Molecular and Microbial Biotechnology
Agricultural Biotechnology
Synthetic Biology and Industrial Biotechnology.

You'll be guided by researchers who are at the frontier of emerging research fields in biotechnology.

The program will prepare you for a wide variety of employment opportunities in Australia’s thriving life sciences sector, including the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food, medical and agricultural technology industries.

Alternatively, further your research ambitions and make significant contributions to knowledge by enrolling in a higher degree by research program.

Medical Biotechnology

Medical biotechnology uses cutting-edge tools and techniques to prevent, diagnose and treat current and emerging diseases.

Take on an independent research project in the field of medical biotechnology under the guidance of leading researchers.

Design, implement and present your research project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing a methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data, and drawing defensible conclusions.

You will be equipped to work at the forefront of biomedical science and the biotechnology industry.

Alternatively, continue into a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program or further your research ambitions by continuing into a higher degree by research program.

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

Production bioinformatics engineer
Research officer
Bioprocess scientist
Quality control manager
Research scientist
Cancer researcher
Trial coordinator

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Course opportunities


The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072

Entry criteria

Bachelor of Biotechnology (or equivalent), with:

an overall GPA of 4, and
a GPA of at least 4.5 for 8 units of courses at level 3 or higher relevant to the honours project, and
have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.


The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072