Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology
Upskill in key biotechnology research areas
Take your science career further with this introductory postgraduate course, which will prepare you for a Masters Degree. Learn about the biotechnology industry from scientists who pioneered current practices. Then study electives in your area of interest.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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- Study with a world leader in biotechnology research which ranks first in Australia and in the top 10 globally (2019 ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects).
- Learn from entrepreneurial scientists who have successfully commercialised their scientific discoveries.
- Take advantage of a large suite of electives in science that underpin new biotechnologies.
- Nanotechnology and biosensor application specialist
- Diagnostic test designer
- Business plan analyst
- Pharmaceutical developer
- University researcher
- Venture capital consultant
- Plant breeding, engineering, cropping or horticulture specialist
- Agricultural advisory board member
- Plant and animal geneticist
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- bachelor degree in any field, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale; or
- 2 years of work experience in the same discipline.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program. Assessment of prior learning and the granting of credit or exemption will be consistent with the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (limits in section 2.4).
There is currently a tremendous growth in the international biotechnology industry and allied service sector. Research and development managers require scientists with core technical skills, knowledge of commercial imperatives and current regulatory environments.
This program is designed for scientists who want to update their technical skills in core areas such as molecular biology, protein technology or bioinformatics, or who wish to acquire research laboratory experience. The programs also suit legal or business professionals with some scientific background who want to learn about the latest technological developments.
Graduates possess an understanding of a broad range of modern biotechnologies; the commercialisation of products and marketing; the business environment, including business planning and project management; and how research and development are undertaken in industry settings.