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.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 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 a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3GD083
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
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Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the fields of Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related.
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3GD083

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place

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 and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Degree Structure

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

Assessment

Exams, written and oral assignments and investigative projects; includes both individual and group participation.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021