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What will I study?

Molecular Biotechnology is an exciting, growing field of science that combines applications from molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics and microbiology in the laboratory to create useful products in areas as diverse as human and animal health, agriculture, food and sustainable energy production, and the textile industry. Employment opportunities in Molecular Biotechnology will continue to increase with the need for new vaccines and diagnostics tests and the need for more efficient production of food and beverages. Molecular biotechnology involves transferring genetic information between organisms to capitalise on existing biological processes to create new and innovative products. This major provides a excellent platform for students to work in the area of 'systems biotechnology' which involves the overall study of a cells genetic and metabolic capacity to optimise bioreactor based production processes.

1st to 4th Year Study Planners

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

CHEM1100 Chemistry 11

[SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science
OR
BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology]
BIOL1030 Biodiversity & Our Environment

CSSE1001 Software Engineering I

MATH1050 Mathematical Foundation1

MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra1

MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus1
2 BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms

CHEM1200 Chemistry 21

STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
CSSE1001 Software Engineering I

MATH1050 Mathematical Foundation1

MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra1

MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus1

PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biol. System
Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
1 BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

[BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
OR
BIOL2006 Biostatistics
OR
CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
OR
STAT2003 Probability & Statistics
OR
SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics]

BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function

BIOL2006 Biostatistics

BIOM2011 Cell & Tissue Biology

CHEM2050 Chem Reactions & Mechanisms

CHEM2054 Experimental Chemistry

CSSE2002 Programming in the Large

SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics

STAT2003 Probability & Statistics

2 BIOL2202 Genetics

BIOT2002 Issues in Biotechnology

[MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
OR
CHEM2052 Chemical Biology]
CHEM2002 Physical Chemistry

CHEM2052 Chemical Biology

CSSE2002 Programming in the Large

MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
1

BIOC3000 Biomolecular Structure & Funct

BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

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

 



Choose #4 From:

[BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology
OR
BIOL3003 Advanced Immunology
OR
BIOL3230 Endocrinology & Metabolism
OR
CHEM3004 Determinat of Molecular Struc
OR
MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology
OR

BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology

BIOL3003 Advanced Immunology

BIOL3230 Endocrinology & Metabolism

BIOM3014 Molecular & Cell Physiology

CHEE4034 Cell & Tissue Engineering

CHEM3001 Synthesis & Mechanism Organic

CHEM3004 Determinat of Molecular Struc

CHEM3010 Inorganic Chemistry

MICR3002 Virology

MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology

Choose a level 3 SCIE Research Project.2

2 BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
OR
BIOC3003 Human Molec Genetics & Disease
OR
BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics]


BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechno

BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology

BIOC3003 Human Molec Genetics & Disease

BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics

CHEE4305 Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine

Choose a Level 3 SCIE Research project.2

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course. Students without Senior Maths C should complete MATH1050 before taking any other mathematics course.
2. Choose a project from: SCIE3011, SCIE3220, SCIE3221, SCIE3240, SCIE3241, SCIE3260, 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
Compulsory
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 Molecular Biotechnology

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: http://www.scmb.uq.edu.au/biotech 

 

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