Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (Biomedical)
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD083
The curriculum explores the full spectrum of the biotechnology sector, spanning the discovery, research and development phases. Students will be exposed to a range of technology platforms, and develop highly competitive laboratory, research and project management skills. In addition, students will examine many of the contemporary issues related to biotechnology, including compliance and regulation, commercialisation and risk management strategies.
Biomedical research and its applications are a key focus of the curriculum, particularly as they relate to career opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.
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SATAC Code 3GD083 Mid-year entry Yes Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate 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.SATAC Code: 3GD083
CRICOS 072996K Intake February and July
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
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Relevant degree in appropriate field of study or satisfactory evidence of fitness to undertake degree.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $27,500
Annual tuition fees International student place: $36,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing global industries, helping to develop better methods of diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of diseases. There are very strong career opportunities for graduates, particularly those who possess strong laboratory skills combined with an understanding of research and product development.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
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.
The Graduate Diploma is a 24-unit program of advanced coursework, including core courses and a range of electives.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Areas of Specialisation
Each student will be expected to complete a research project under the direction of a scientific and industry mentor. The research project is designed to develop the practical and theoretical skills required for real life research projects.
Example Study Plan
- BIOTECH 7000 Advanced Research Platforms
- EDUC 7055 Research Communication
- ENTREP 5016 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- BIOTECH 7003 Advanced Research Techniques
- EDUC 7054 Research Design
At least two courses chosen from:
- BIOTECH 7001 Drug Discovery and Development
- BIOTECH 7006 Biomarkers, Detection and Diagnostics
- BIOTECH 7004 Molecular Microbiology and Vaccines
- BIOTECH 7005 Bioinformatics and systems Modelling
- BIOTECH 7002 Stem Cells and Advanced Tissue Culture
Not more than one course chosen from the following:
- EDUC 7058 Research Processes
- PROJMGNT 5004 Applied Project Management 1
- PROJMGNT 5021 Applied Project Management I
Exams, written and oral assignments and investigative projects; includes both individual and group participation.
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Last updated: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017