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What will I study?

Nanotechnology is the ability to manipulate individual atoms, molecules and groups of molecules to produce the smallest human-made objects. As a new frontier of science, it is receiving world wide attention.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for the educational relevance of its chemistry content.

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
 
[BIOL1030 Biodiversity & Our Environment
OR
PHYS1001 Mechanics & Thermal Physics I1
OR  
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science ]
BIOL1030 Biodiversity & Our Environment
 
MATH1050 Mathematical Foundation1

MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra1

MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus1

PHYS1001 Mechanics & Thermal Physics I1

SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science
2 BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms

CHEM1200 Chemistry 21

STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data

MATH1050 Mathematical Foundation1

MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra1

MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus1

Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
1 BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

CHEM2050 Chem Reactions & Mechanisms

CHEM2054 Experimental Chemistry
BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function

CHEE2001 Process Principles
2 BIOT2002 Issues in Biotechnology

CHEM2002 Physical Chemistry
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
OR 
CHEM3004 Determinat of Molecular Struc]

CHEM3013 Nanoscience: Self-assembly
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 Research project.2
2 BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechno

CHEM3014 Nanoscience: Synthesis

CHEM3016 Advanced Experimental Chem
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 Research project.2

 

1 . Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course. Students without Senior Physics should complete PHYS1171 before taking any other physics 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 Nanotechnology

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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