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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Specialisation)

Course code: #2516

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Specialisation)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    44,464 AUD

  • Application fee

    100 AUD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    2 years

  • Min required GPA

    65 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    079390F

optional
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
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

Overview

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Specialisation)

The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) is a specialised program that provides high-achieving future leaders the opportunity to pursue their scientific passion and gain extensive research experience under the guidance of prominent research scientists and thought leaders.

Throughout your program you’ll work alongside researchers and collaborate with your peers on cutting-edge research projects to challenge your problem-solving capabilities and develop your research, analytical and communications skills.

In first year, a broad range of advanced courses will enhance your interdisciplinary scientific knowledge and practical skills. You’ll then develop your scientific expertise and technical skills through a core specialisation. Choose from 24 specialist fields from across science and mathematics.

 

You’ll have the option to complement your specialisation with a major or minor across a broad range of scientific fields, with a choice of 24 majors and 32 minors. Alternatively, diversify your skill set by choosing from 46 minors in other study areas, including languages, communication, design and economics.

Your final year will be dedicated to an independent research project in your chosen specialisation. In some cases this may also be combined with advanced coursework to enhance your expertise.

You'll graduate with a respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market, prove your leadership potential and provide a pathway into future research and learning.

Study the molecular events controlling the growth and development of cells and organisms in all living things. In this specialisation, you'll develop a comprehensive understanding of the chemical basis of life and its relevance to research and development in areas like medicine, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Learn how molecular events can go wrong in certain diseased states and how this contributes to the development of new drugs. You’ll develop and apply your knowledge through practical laboratory experience, structured tutorials, specialised seminars, and contributing to active research projects.

In your final year, you’ll undertake your own independent research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor and present your findings to the scientific community. Deepen your scientific expertise by combining your specialisation with a major or minors from a wide range of science disciplines. Or broaden your skill set even further by choosing from 46 minors in other study areas, including languages, communication, design and economics.

With a qualification in advanced science, you’ll be well equipped to progress into a higher degree by research and kickstart your research career. Career paths lead to some of the most exciting, challenging and innovation-led roles in science and medicine, from laboratories, hospitals and government agencies to specific positions in research.

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); Two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Specialist Mathematics or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C), at least one of which must be Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

 

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
not required
GMAT
not required

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

  • Biopharmaceutical scientist
  • In vivo biology scientist
  • Vascular biology research officer
  • Clinical pathologist
  • Research officer

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