Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Program code

2342

Faculty

Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

School

School of Chemical Engineering

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course List

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Chemical and Biological Engineering dual major.

Enquiries

Australian/domestic students

Manager, Academic Administration, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Email: enquiries@eait.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4777

International students

International Student Advisor

Email: study@uq.edu.au

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

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Why study Chemical and Biological Engineering?

Engineering combines quantitative analysis and synthesis to elucidate system design principles. Through the genomics revolution engineers can now begin to tackle biological problems using the same "measure, model, and manipulate" approach they have applied to physics and chemistry. Indeed, applying this system approach is widely recognised as essential not only for the development of innovative biotechnologies but also to yield fundamental scientific understanding of biological systems. As our ability to modify and control biological systems increases, biological processes will replace chemical and mechanical processes due to their inherent advantages of renewable resources, mild operation conditions and minimal waste problems. Early signs of the change are seen not only in the high-value pharmaceutical industry, but also in the production of bulk chemicals like lysine by fermentation and in bioleaching of copper and gold from mineral ore. Advances in our understanding of and ability to mimic biological systems are also inspiring completely new approaches such as nanotechnology and tissue engineering, which will form the foundation of new industries of the 21st century.

What you can study

In this dual major, biological engineering is taught together with chemical engineering. Graduates are accredited as chemical engineers having completed every compulsory course. Graduates provide traditional chemical engineering industries an understanding of the opportunities offered by biotechnology and provide emerging biotechnology companies the power of the "measure, model, and manipulate" engineering approach. Graduates are also well prepared for graduate studies in biological engineering and medicine.

Courses

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Chemical and Biological Engineering dual major.

What it costs

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

How to apply

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