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BBiotech(Hons) Bioinformatics-Single Major

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
37040 AUD
National
9199 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87

About this course

Biotechnology applies scientific and engineering principles to living organisms in order to produce products and services of value to society. It is used in processes ranging from cheese production, brewing, and wastewater management, through to drug design and gene therapy.

This program examines microorganisms, plants and animals in the context of the discovery, understanding, improvement and development of viable products or activities. The discipline combines elements from many areas such as molecular genetics, microbiology, immunology, physics, chemistry, engineering and mathematics.

The field of bioinformatics is designed to produce graduates with a strong understanding of bioinformatics and computational biology. Students explore aspects of microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics and the commercialisation aspects of biotechnology.

Employment opportunities:

Bioinformatics is an expanding area and there is a worldwide need for people trained in this field, both in research institutions and industry. 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.

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Eligibility Criteria

English language requirement:

  • At least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test.
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

Academic Requirement:

  •  For Australian students:

           1)OP/Entry rank:9/81
           2)Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

  •  For International students:

          1) Equivalent qqualifications of Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

          2)At least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test.

               Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

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Course Modules

     Course Code         Course Title

  • BIOC2000 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution
  • BIOL2202 Genetics
  • BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics
  • BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics
  • BIOT2002 Introduction to Biotechnology
  • BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechnology Products
  • BIOT3009 Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology: GMP, GLP, GCP
  • CHEM1100 Chemistry 1
  • CHEM1200 Chemistry 2
  • COSC3000 Visualization, Computer Graphics & Data Analysis
  • CSSE1001 Introduction to Software Engineering
  • CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
  • MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I
  • SCIE2100 Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
  • BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
  • COMP3506 Algorithms & Data Structures
  • COMP3702 Artificial Intelligence

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.Domestic applications for admission to all undergraduate programs are made online hrough the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).If you are not a current Year 12 applicant, you will be asked to include details of any previous studies and any subsequent tertiary study (e.g. university or TAFE studies). If you believe your work experience is relevant to your application, please provide supporting documentation.

Additional application information:

Domestic students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. Applications for credit need to be submitted as soon as possible after receiving an offer in the program.

International students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer.Domestic students may be eligible to study courses overseas as part of an approved exchange program.

 

 

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