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MBiotech Biotechnology

Catalog id : 5386
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
February

 Tuition fee

International
34944 AUD
National
24640 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

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.The Master of Biotechnology Program is accredited by the US Council of Graduate Schools (Washington DC) as Professional Science Master's programs.

Study options:

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

  • Master of Philosophy

Careers:

Career opportunities include positions in biotechnology companies and in government institutions in the

  • biotechnology research
  • product design & developmen
  • commercialisation
  • management

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Students can contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • An approved equivalent Bachelor degree (Honours) in Biotechnology, Science, Bioinformatics, Pharmacy or Engineering; or a Bachelor degree in a relevant field incorporating a major research project; or with an additional postgraduate qualification incorporating a major research project; or other significant research experience. UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

 For International students:

  • An approved equivalent Bachelor degree (Honours) in Biotechnology, Science, Bioinformatics, Pharmacy or Engineering; or a Bachelor degree in a relevant field incorporating a major research project; or with an additional postgraduate qualification incorporating a major research project; or other significant research experience. UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.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 )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • 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 )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

     Course Code Course Title

      Part A:

  • BIOT7005 Business Planning in Biotechnology
  • BIOT7018 Biologics
  • BIOT7031 Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology
  • BIOT7033 Issues in Biotechnology

      Part B:

  • BIOC6006 Directed Studies in Molecular Genetics
  • BIOC6007 Directed Studies in Biomolecular Structure & Function
  • BIOT6014 Literature Review B

      Part C:

  • BINF6000 Concepts in Bioinformatics
  • BIOC6017 Introduction to the Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • BIOC7001 Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • BIOC7004 Advanced Protein Technology
  • BIOL7005 Research & Development Proposal
  • BIOT7030 Drug Discovery & Development
  • BIOT7040 Biotechnology Intellectual Property Case Studies
  • MICR7001 Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • MICR7002 Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • TIMS7301 Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • TIMS7302 The Business of Complex Projects
  • TIMS7318 Technology & Innovation Strategy
  • TIMS7320 New Product & Services Development
  • TIMS7325 Commercialisation in Practice
  • TIMS7326 Management of Intellectual Property

      Part D:

  • BIOT6014 Literature Review B
  • BIOT6015 Literature Review C
  • BIOT7000 Research Project
  • BIOT7002 Research Project
  • BIOT7003 Research Project
  • BIOT7004 Research Project
  • BIOT7010 Research Project
  • BIOT7011 Research Project
  • BIOT7012 Research Project
  • BIOT7014 Literature Review B
  • BIOT7015 Literature Review C
  • BIOT7019 Research Project
  • BIOT7034 Research Project
  • BIOT7035 Research Project

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Additional application requirements:

This program is only offered in web-based mode. International students must study from their home country and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

Visa requirements:

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

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