Commencing semesters, 2018

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School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences


St Lucia

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View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Molecular Biotechnology single major.


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Science


Phone: 07 3365 1888

International students

International Student Advisor


Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

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Why study Molecular Biotechnology?

Molecular Biotechnology is an exciting, growing field of science that combines applications from molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics and microbiology in the laboratory to create useful products in areas as diverse as human and animal health, agriculture, food and sustainable energy production, and the textile industry.

Molecular biotechnology involves transferring genetic information between organisms to capitalise on existing biological processes to create new and innovative products.

This major provides an excellent platform for students to work in the area of 'systems biotechnology' which involves the overall study of a cells genetic and metabolic capacity to optimise bioreactor based production processes.

Employment opportunities in Molecular Biotechnology will continue to increase with the need for new vaccines and diagnostics tests and the need for more efficient production of food and beverages.

More information about what can be studied in the Molecular Biotechnology Single Major.


View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Molecular Biotechnology single major.

Employment opportunities

Work in biotechnology cuts across several industrial and service sectors including health, agriculture, aquaculture environment, forestry, law and commerce. The Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) 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.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.