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Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology)

Campus Waite Campus

Degree Type Graduate Certificate

Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3GC014

CRICOS 056491B

Plant Biotechnology has a strong emphasis on understanding plant form and function from molecular, genetic and bio-chemical perspectives. The program extends this understanding from fundamental science to applications in plant production, human and animal health, biofuels, and ultimately to commercialisation of plant biotechnology. The program is designed as a series of short courses, integrating scientific communication, critical thinking, problem solving and bioinformatics into the curriculum.

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3GC014
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    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of study of the University of Adelaide, or a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of study of another institution accepted by the Faculty for the purpose as equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC014

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    CRICOS 056491B
    Intake February
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Relevant degree eg, Plant Science, Biotechnology, Science and Agriculture.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $13,750 for 6 months

    International applicants

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    Tuition fee International student place: $18,250 for 6 months

    Scholarships

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Biotechnology offers careers using advanced technologies that will transform food production and environmental management. Career opportunities exist in government departments, universities and private companies in research and development, advisory and consultancy positions.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Government Officer, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Statistician, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Management Consultant, Marketing - Agriculture, Food & Wine, Biotechnology Engineer, Science Communicators, Science Educators, Scientific Data Analyst, Scientific Officer

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure
    The Graduate Certificate comprises 12 units and students take the three core courses indicated below.
    • Foundations of Plant Biotechnology
    • Molecular Plant Breeding
    • Plant Genomics

    Academic Program Rules

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    Assessment

    Exams, written and oral assignments and investigative projects; includes both individual and group participation.

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Last updated: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

 

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