Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (Biomedical)
Build a skillset for the health future
Our one-year Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (Biomedical) focuses on innovative technologies for disease prediction and treatment.
What will you do?
We introduce the full spectrum of the biotechnology sector, with a focus on research and its applications. You will:
- explore biotechnology’s discovery, research and development phases
- examine contemporary issues in the field—from compliance and regulation to commercialisation and risk management
- experiment with a range of technology platforms
- pursue electives according to your interests
- develop highly competitive laboratory, research and project management skills.
Where could it take you?
You’ll be at the cutting-edge of biotechnology, where major advances are influencing important issues such as vaccines, cancer and stem cell therapies. This program is often used as a pathway to a master or PhD in biotechnology and biomedical science.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD083 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the fields of Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related.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 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 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 Bachelor degree or equivalent.
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $33,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,500
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
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
Indicative study plan Year 1 S1 BIOTECH 7000 Advanced Research Platforms BIOTECH 7030 Science Commercialisation & Innovation
[or Semester 2]
Approved elective Approved elective S2 BIOTECH 7003 Advanced Research Techniques EDUC 7055 Research Communication [or Semester 1] Approved elective Approved elective
Exams, written and oral assignments and investigative projects; includes both individual and group participation.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020