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What 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

CHEM1100 Chemistry 11

MGTS1301 Introduction to Management  
[BIOL1030 Biodiversity & Our Environment
PHYS1001 Mechanics & Thermal Physics I
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science]
2 ACCT1101 Accounting for Decision Making

BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms

CHEM1200 Chemistry 21

STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
1 BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

CHEM2050 Chem Reactions & Mechanisms

CHEM2054 Experimental Chemistry

[FINM2400 Managerial Finance
FINM2401 Financial Management]
2 BIOT2002 Issues in Biotechnology

CHEM2002 Physical Chemistry  

TIMS3309 Fund Tech & Innovation Management
BIOL2202 Genetics

BIPH2000 Foundations of Biophysics

CHEM2052 Chemical Biology

MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology  
Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
1 BIOT3009 Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology: GMP, GLP, GCP

[CHEM3001 Synthesis & Mechanism Organic
CHEM3004 Determinat of Molecular Struc]

CHEM3013 Nanoscience: Self-assembly  

[IBUS2302 Globalisation & Business
IBUS3303 Managing International Business Operations]
BIOC3000 Biomolecular Structure & Funct

BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology

CHEE3305 Biomaterials

CHEE4034 Cell & Tissue Engineering

CHEE4301 Nanomaterial Characterisation

CHEM3001 Synthesis & Mechanism Organic

CHEM3004 Determinat of Molecular Struc

CHEM3010 Inorganic Chemistry
Choose a level 3 SCIE Project.2  
2 BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechno

CHEM3014 Nanoscience: Synthesis

CHEM3016 Advanced Experimental Chem

TIMS3302 Entrepreneurship
BIOC3003 Human Molec Genetics & Disease

BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology

CHEE3301 Polymer Engineering

CHEE4005 Polymer Rheology & Processing

CHEE4305 Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine

CHEM3008 Medicinal Chemistry

CHEM3011 Physical & Computational Chem

Choose a level 3 SCIE Project. 2          

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
Year 4 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
Year 4 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 Nanotechnology and 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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