From medicine to environmental protection to advances in food and agriculture production, the world needs sustainable solutions. You could help create them. Work as a professional in one of the most exciting growth areas in science – Biotechnology.
This course covers all aspects of biotechnology, enabling you to formulate solutions to global challenges and help drive new advances in the biotechnology industry. You will graduate with the knowledge and transferrable skills for a rewarding career in advanced manufacturing, bioinformatics, and sustainable bioproduct development and commercialisation.
You will acquire the capability to research and analyse market needs and could create the next generation of novel foods, biopolymers for applications in medicine, packaging, and safe disposables.
IELTS: 6 TOEFL: 72
Theoretical scientific knowledge is complemented by relevant practical laboratory training and backed up by business training in financial, marketing and management skills. The law, ethics, society and the environment have great relevance in biotechnology and all are examined.
Core topics cover areas such as DNA to genome; protein to proteome; molecular biotechnology; legal, ethical and social aspects of bioscience; and professional skills for biotechnology. Application topics cover industrial and pharmaceutical biotechnology; environmental biotechnology; and plant and food biotechnology.
The Master of Biotechnology degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workplace:
Undertake research laboratory placements
Participate in one-on-one mentoring sessions with industry and biomedical research leaders
Choose to complete a nine-month research project in industry, research organisations or appropriately accredited institutions nationally
Applicants must normally have completed an approved degree in a biological, agricultural or medical science at an approved tertiary institution.
International students must satisfy our English language proficiency requirements for admission. If your first language is not English you will need to have:
Annual indicative fees: $37,500
Master of Biotechnology graduates pursue careers in fields such as medicine, food production, agriculture and advanced manufacturing. Skills developed enable you to pursue career opportunities that require project management, commercialisation, and government policy development.
Potential occupations include:
Pharma/biotechnology (research assurance officer)
Production associate for novel bioactives
Medical informatics associate
Food and beverage industry
Trainee patent attorney
Medical sales representative
Water quality associate
Potential employers include:
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
CSL, DuPont, Novozymes
University research departments
CMAX (clinical trials)