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Why will I study?

The Innovation Management Dual Majors prepare students for the growing focus of Biotechnology organizations 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.

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

CHEM1100 Chemistry 11

MGTS1301 Introduction to Management
-
2 ACCT1101 Accounting for Decision Making

BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms

CHEM1200 Chemistry 2

STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
-
Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
1

BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

[BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
OR
BIOL2006 Biostatistics
OR
BIOL2010 Ecology
OR
CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
OR
STAT2003 Probability & Statistics
OR
SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics]  

[FINM2400 Managerial Finance
OR
FINM2401 Financial Management]

BIOL2006 Biostatistics

BIOL2010 Ecology

BIOL2015 Field Ecology

MARS2014 Marine Science
 
2 BIOL2202 Genetics

BIOL2203 Plant Biology

BIOT2002 Issues in Biotechnology

TIMS3309 Fund of Tech & Innovation Management
-
Year 3
Year 3 Compulsory Courses Elective
1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

BIOL3203 Plant Molecular Biol & Biotech

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

[IBUS2302 Globalisation & Business
OR
IBUS3303 Managing International Business Operations]
 
Plus #2 from the list below3  
2 BIOL3200 Adv Topics & App Plant Science

BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechno

TIMS3302 Entrepreneurship
BIOL3011 Plant Microbe Insect Interact

BIOL3208 Applied Insect Biology

BIOL3222 Advanced Genetics

BIOL3227 Plant ID & Veg Classification

BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics

MICR3004 Microbial Diversity & Biotech

Choose a level 3 SCIE project2
 

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.
3. Semester 1: BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology, BIOL3201 Fungi & Plant Diseases, BIOL3202 Plant Biology II, Semester 2: BIOL3011 Plant Microbe Insect Interact, BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics, BIOL3204 Plant Adaptation & Global Change

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 Plant Biotechnology 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:http://www.scmb.uq.edu.au/biotech

 

 

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