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Why will I study?

The Innovation Management Dual Majors prepare students for the growing focus of Biotechnology organizations and University/Public Sector based research groups on seeking markets for their scientific outputs. As the industry matures there is an increasing awareness of the need to be in tune with commercial realities. While Biotech is increasingly interdisciplinary, relying on teams of scientists with varying backgrounds to make discoveries, it also relies on input from a variety of professions to achieve market outcomes. This requires some understanding of the essentials of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning for growth in a competitive environment. These new dual majors will allow students to develop the business skills required to complement their science skills and so to be more competitive in the Biotechnology field, whether they choose to work in the public or private sector.

1st to 4th Year Study Planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory Courses– all students must complete this course.
  • Elective - choose an elective from the list.
Year 1
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
1 BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution 

[BIOL1030 Biodiversity & Our Environment
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science]

CHEM1100 Chemistry 11

MGTS1301 Introduction to Management
2 ACCT1101 Accounting for Decision Making 

BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms

CHEM1200 Chemistry 21

STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective

BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

CHEM2050 Chem Reactions & Mechanism

CHEM2054 Experimental Chemistry

[FINM2400 Managerial Finance
FINM2401 Financial Management]


2 BIOM2402 Principles of Pharmacology

BIOT2002 Issues in Biotechnology

TIMS3309 Fund Tech & Innovation Management
BIOL2202 Genetics

BIOM2012 Systems Physiology

CHEM2002 Biophysical Chemistry

CHEM2052 Chemical Biology

MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective

[IBUS2302 Globalisation & Business
IBUS3303 Managing International Business Operations]

BIOM3401 Systems Pharmacology  

BIOT3002 Drug Design & Development

BIOT3009 Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology: GMP, GLP, GCP


[BIOM3402 Advanced Pharmacology
CHEM3016 Advanced Experimental Chem]

BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechno

CHEM3008 Medicinal Chemistry

TIMS3302 Entrepreneurship


1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course. 2. Choose a project from: SCIE3011SCIE3220SCIE3221SCIE3240SCIE3241SCIE3260, or SCIE3261.  Please note some courses may also have a summer semester offering.

Option for Part B:

Year 4
Sem Compulsory Courses Electives
1 RBUS6911 Commerce Honours Seminar

BIOT4070 Biotechnology Research Project  
Choose #2 from Part A 
2 BIOT4002 Literature Review

BIOT4020 Biotechnology Project A
Choose #4 from Part A 

Option for Part C:

Year 4
Sem Course Code & Title Requirement
1 RBUS6911 Commerce Honours Seminar

BIOT6121/BIOT6122/BIOT6123 Research Project in Biotechnology1  
2 BIOT6121/BIOT6122/BIOT6123 Research Project in Biotechnology1 Compulsory

1. Student are required to enrol in this course in Semester 1&2 for completion. The enrol code for students who commenced in Semester 1 will be BIOT6121 for both semesters. The enrol code for the student who commenced in Semester 2 will be BIOT6122. For more information about honours, please go here

Careers in Drug Design & Development & Innovation Management

Work in biotechnology cuts across several industrial and service sectors including health, agriculture, aquaculture environment, forestry, law and commerce. The Bachelor of Biotechnology can lead to career paths in the following areas:

  • Pharmaceutical 
  • Chemical 
  • Food 
  • Diagnostics companies 
  • Legal and consulting companies 
  • Government agencies 
  • Research Institutes and Universities 

The University of Queensland, with its existing strengths in all of these areas has developed a Biotechnology program which meets the needs of students with diverse interests. For more information on biotechnology courses at the University of Queensland, contact visit the website at: 




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