Master of Science(Biotechnology) From Swinburne University of Technology

Program Overview

The Master of Science (Biotechnology) provides an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of biotechnology, including molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and medical, industrial, forensic, agricultural and environmental biotechnology. It allows students to study to their desired level and focus on their particular field of interest.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 38,110


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79


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Core units

Complete 10 units (125 credit points):

  • BIO60002 The Microbial World
  • BIO60003 Concepts of Biotechnology
  • BIO60005 Biotechnology of Genes and Proteins *
  • BIO60006 Environmental Biotechnology
  • BIO60007 Biotechnology *
  • BIO70003 Minor Research Project *
  • BIO80001 Advanced Topics in Biotechnology *
  • BIO80004 Advanced Topics in Biotechnology II  *
  • BIO80005 Research Methods in Science *
  • BCH80001 Advanced Biochemistry

Successful completion of a three-year Undergraduate Science degree in a biological or chemical science (e.g. biology, botany, biotechnology, zoology, agriculture, forestry, health sciences, veterinary science, chemistry) equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree, with an average of at least 60% marks over the duration of the course.

Students, regardless of completing any of the above streams in Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Technology can be admitted.

English language requirements

  • IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0

Course fees
A$ 38110

Medical laboratory scientists, scientific officers or research and development scientists in diverse fields including, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, diagnostic services and pathology services, pharmaceutical industries, forensic science laboratories, veterinary science, racing industry, agribusinesses, wine industry and breweries, biotechnology businesses, food technologists, quality assurance officers, occupational health and safety officers, scientific sales representatives/ executives, associates to patent attorneys, staff with science publishers, newspaper writers in this field, also PhD students in any of the above fields.


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