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Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical)

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM162

CRICOS 072995M

The Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) is an innovative postgraduate degree.

Based on the clear convergence and rapid development of technology platforms in biotechnology, and the maturing of the sector. The program spans discovery, research and development activities.

The degree has an experimental focus and exposes students to individual technology platforms as well as developing competitive laboratory and research skills.

Students will also be exposed to the many interlinked issues in contemporary biotechnology research: translation and development including compliance and regulatory issues; high throughput screening; project management, team skill development and exploitation.

Specialist biotechnology course content will focus on biomedical research and applications.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3CM162
    Mid-year entry Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    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: 3CM162

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 072995M
    Intake February and July
    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
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Relevant bachelor degree in appropriate field of study or satisfactory evidence of fitness to undertake degree.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $27,500

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $36,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    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 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

    Medical Scientist, Biomedical Scientist, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnologist, Diagnostic Technician, Research Associates, Research Scientist, Epidemiologist, Scientific Officer, Food Scientist, Food Technologist

  • 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 Masters is a 48-unit program of advanced coursework, including core courses, a range of electives and a requirement to complete an 18-unit research project.

    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

    Core Courses

    Electives

    Courses to the value of up to 9 units may be taken from the following::

     

    Research Project

    Students must complete a research project of not longer than 20,000 words:

     

    Assessment

    For individual courses, assessment includes exams, written and oral assignments and investigative projects (both individual and group). The research project is assessed by literature review, research proposal, seminar, viva voce and a thesis.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017