The world relies increasingly on advances in biotechnology to overcome medical, environmental, agricultural and manufacturing challenges. Biotechnologists work at the forefront in pharmaceuticals, food, industrial chemicals, crop and livestock farming, environmental clean-up and forensics.

This four-year degree, including an Honours year, provides comprehensive training in all aspects of the field. You will first learn the fundamentals of science in courses such as biology, chemistry and maths. You will then delve deeper into the multidisciplinary world of biotechnology, with courses in molecular biology, microbiology, chemistry, genetics and biotechnology. Gain invaluable practical experience in your Honours year, where you will experience scientific research first-hand and complete a supervised research project.

Program Code


UAC Code




Total units of credit (UOC)





  • Biotechnology

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Biotechnologist
  • Biochemist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Microbiologist
  • Policy specialist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Medical scientist
  • Patent specialist

Assumed Knowledge

Chemistry, Mathematics

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels


2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Annual Tuition Fee


Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 2

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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