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Biotechnology Engineer Courses

Biotechnology Engineers combine the principles of engineering and biology to formulate and develop new drugs, vaccines, fuels, plants, cosmetics, and foods — even body parts. They apply their research and skills to pharmaceutical development, healthcare, medical research, agriculture, food technology, environmental science, manufacturing and industrial applications.

As a Biotechnology Engineer you could be working in agriculture to improve crop yields, working in environmental science to develop sustainable biofuels, working in immunology to develop new vaccines, working in pharmaceuticals to develop innovative medications, or working in academia to expand research and knowledge in the discipline.

To succeed in this occupation you’ll need a curious mind, a strong set of technical skills, and the ability to collaborate with scientists and professionals in different fields and employment sectors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Biotechnology Engineers earn?

There are no clear salary figures for Biotechnology Engineers working in Australia right now. Increase your earning capacity by obtaining post-graduate qualifications such as a Master of Biotechnology or Master of Science (Biotechnology).

What are the job opportunities for Biotechnology Engineers?

There are no clear employment figures for Australian Biotechnology Engineers. They are employed by medical research and technology companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, cosmetic manufacturers, health organisations, food manufacturers and academic research institutions. Some Biotechnology Engineers work as independent consultants.

How do I become a Biotechnology Engineer?

You can become a Biotechnology Engineer in Australia with a double-degree Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Biotechnology, choosing a major in your area of interest. Biotech majors include: Agricultural Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Chemical and Nano Biotechnology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Medical Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology and Industrial Biotechnology.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights 2023

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