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Major

Bioprocess Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Bioprocess engineers create processes and products that support the development of a healthy and sustainable world.

Bioprocess engineering combines the core principles of chemical engineering and biology for scalable production of medicines, such as vaccines during pandemics, foods, and beverages.

The same principles are applied to treating wastewater and converting waste streams into valuable products, such as biofuels or biodegradable plastics.

This involves engineering living cells to produce desirable products and designing and optimising processes to manufacture bioproducts at scale to benefit society.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The bioprocess engineering major is available to study within the chemical engineering specialisation.

Highlights

50 in the world for chemical engineering

QS World University Rankings 2023

1 in Queensland for chemical engineering

QS World University Rankings 2023

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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biochemical engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Chemical engineer

Average annual salary range

Biomedical Engineer

$75K-$95K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Genetics and Bioinformatics

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