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
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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SATAC Code 3GC014 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February 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: 3GC014
CRICOS 056491B Intake February
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 Cambridge 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 Relevant degree eg, Plant Science, Biotechnology, Science and Agriculture.
Fees and Scholarships
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Tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $14,500 for 6 months
Tuition fee International student place: $19,250 for 6 months
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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 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
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
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Degree StructureThe 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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Example Study Plan
Exams, written and oral assignments and investigative projects; includes both individual and group participation.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017