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Degree

Bachelor of Biotechnology - Medical Biotechnology (Extended Major)

About the program

  • 44,464 AUD

    Tuition
  • 3 years

    Years of study
  • 2 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 65 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA
  • 2456

    Course Code
  • 102786A

    CRICOS Code

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Summer-February 30-November-2021 30-November-2021
Winter-July 31-May-2022 31-May-2022
Summer-February 30-November-2022 30-November-2022
Winter-July 31-May-2023 31-May-2023

Bachelor of Biotechnology - Medical Biotechnology (Extended Major)

Biotechnology is a creative entrepreneurial field, where scientists design innovative products and technologies, pioneering new frontiers in health, agriculture, science, engineering and beyond.

Develop the skills and knowledge needed to translate innovative scientific ideas into commercially viable solutions. Learn real-world insights from educators who are at the frontier of emerging research fields in biotechnology.

You will combine theory and practice to examine biotechnology’s varied applications, from antibody engineering to fight disease and genetic plant engineering to increase agricultural yields, through to vaccine design, cell and tissue culture technologies, and more.

Deepen your understanding of the key issues within biotechnology such as intellectual property, regulatory compliance, quality assurance and quality control. Learn to apply quality management systems in biotechnology so that products and technologies are safe and reproducible.

Learn how to assess the market potential and financial viability of new products or technical services such as vaccines, diagnostics, biopharmaceutical drugs, transgenic plants or innovations in stem cell therapy.

Build your expertise in one of 5 specialist areas: Agricultural Biotechnology, Chemical and Nano Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Molecular and Microbial Biotechnology or Synthetic Biology and Industrial Biotechnology.

Complement your specialist learning to enhance your employability by studying a minor in either Bioinformatics or Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

You will be equipped for a wide variety of employment opportunities in Australia’s thriving life sciences sector, which includes the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food, medical and agricultural technology industries.

Alternatively, kick start your career in research by progressing into an honours or master's degree.

Medical biotechnology uses cutting-edge tools and techniques to prevent, diagnose and treat current and emerging diseases. Combine theory and practice to examine the science that underpins how biotechnology drives advances in modern medicine. You will be taught by educators who are at the frontier of emerging research fields in biotechnology.

Study core courses across medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, pharmacology and genetics, and apply your knowledge and critical thinking skills to laboratory experiments that discover solutions to complex problems.

You will learn how new diagnostic devices and equipment are developed and used to accurately identify diseases, and examine how genetics underpins personalised medicine leading to treatment tailored for the individual.

Advance your knowledge of how therapies based on small molecules, biologics, stem cells and other technologies are identified, selected and developed through preclinical and clinical testing into market-ready therapeutics.

You can choose to study a minor in innovation and entrepreneurship alongside this major to develop your business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills. You will be equipped to work in the forefront of biomedical science and the biotechnology industry. Alternatively, continue into a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program or kickstart your career in research through an honours or master's degree.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$57,316

Total costs

yearly

$7,884

Cost of living

1 person

$4,968

Accommodation

1 bed room

$44,464

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).

If you need help meeting the entry requirements for your preferred program, the university offers a range of pathways to upgrade your qualifications and English language proficiency.

Choosing a pathway:

The best pathway for you will depend on your previous study and the entry requirements you need to meet.

  • Increase your entry score:
     

To increase your entry score, you may be able to complete a:

  1. foundation program, or
  2. tertiary studies pathway.

 

  • Meet subject prerequisites:

To meet a subject prerequisite, you may be able to complete a:

  1. foundation program, or
  2. tertiary studies pathway.

 

  • Meet all minimum entry requirements:
     

To meet all minimum entry requirements, you may be able to complete a foundation program.

  • Improve your English language proficiency

 

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

 

GPA:

India: All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) 77.5

China: Gaokao 75

Pakistan: Pakistan Inter-Higher Secondary School Certificate 65

Required documents

  • Transcript
  • Award / Testamur
  • English language Test
  • Curriculum Vita / Work Reference
  • Passport / National ID card
  • GTE Checklist
  • GTE Assessment Form
  • Other Supporting Document/s

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

87
19
listening
21
writing
19
speaking
19
reading

PTE

64
60
listening
60
writing
60
speaking
60
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

The Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE) offers English language courses that can help you meet UQ's English language requirements.

Package offers:

If you meet all the academic entry requirements for your preferred UQ program, but need help to meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for a package offer.

A package offer includes:

  • an English language course at UQ's Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE), and
  • a conditional offer of admission to a UQ program.

When you apply for your UQ program, indicate that you want to apply for a package offer. Don't apply directly to ICTE.

You still need to provide evidence of your current English language ability (e.g. IELTS or another recognised test). We will assess your skills and place you in the best English course for your level.

Depending on your current English level you will be offered a place in one of the following English language pathways:

  • Bridging English (BE) – study for between 10 and 30 weeks. You can use the final assessment to satisfy the English language entry requirements for your UQ program.

Entry requirements:

You need to meet the academic requirements for entry to the UQ program and be within the specified range of English language proficiency for that program. Minimum entry is IELTS 5.0 or recognised equivalent for most programs, with some programs requiring a higher level.

  • General English (GE) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – study for between 5 and 45 weeks. Take an approved English language test at ICTE at the end of the course to show you meet UQ's English language entry requirements.

Entry requirements:

General English (GE): IELTS 4.0 to IELTS 4.5

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) has three entry points – IELTS 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0. 

Bridging English (BE): Minimum entry is IELTS 5.0 (or recognised equivalent) for most UQ programs, with some UQ programs requiring a higher level.


Career Opportunities

  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Trials program manager

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