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.
*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021
Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Higher Education Study||A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the fields of Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related.|
|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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsDetailed information on international qualifications assessment
|Tertiary Qualifications||Bachelor degree or equivalent.|
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $44,500|
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 and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- 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
|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, 19 Jan 2022