Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical)
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM162
With this top-ranking postgraduate degree, you’ll gain the latest industry insights from lab placements, and learn from active researchers in biomedical science.
In your first year, you’ll gain strong entrepreneurial and commercial skills through courses in entrepreneurship, innovation and intellectual property management.
In your second and final year, you will undertake a one-year independent research project. Due to the strong research focus, this postgraduate degree is used by many graduates as a pathway to a PhD in biotechnology and biomedical science.
Our state-of-the-art facilities will provide you with access to five floors of dedicated high-tech research laboratories.
Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) students also gain access to the following internationally renowned research facilities and centres:
- Adelaide Proteomics Centre (APC)
- Adelaide Microarray Centre (SAHMRI)
- SA Genome Editing Facility (SAGE)
- Genomics Facility (SAHMRI)
- Confocal Microscopy
- Adelaide Microscopy
- Bioinformatics Hub.
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SATAC Code 3CM162 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July 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: 3CM162
CRICOS 072995M 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 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 bachelor degree in appropriate field of study or satisfactory evidence of fitness to undertake degree.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $29,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessThe industry offers very strong career opportunities for graduates, particularly those with strong laboratory skills combined with an understanding of research and product development.
Graduates are highly sought after by organisations such as:
- government health departments
- pharmaceutical companies
- private and public biotechnology companies
- CSIRO & biomedical research institutes
- forensic laboratories
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
Industry PlacementYou will undertake a year-long placement within an industry body under direction of a scientific mentor. This includes a research project designed to develop the practical and theoretical skills required for real life research.
Medical Scientist, Biomedical Scientist, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnologist, Diagnostic Technician, Research Associates, Research Scientist, Epidemiologist, Scientific Officer, Food Scientist, Food Technologist
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.
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
- BIOTECH 7000 Advanced Research Platforms
- EDUC 7055 Research Communication
- ENTREP 5016 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- BIOTECH 7003 Advanced Research Techniques
- EDUC 7054 Research Design
ElectivesCourses to the value of up to 9 units may be taken from the following::
- BIOTECH 7001 Drug Discovery and Development
- BIOTECH 7006 Biomarkers, Detection and Diagnostics
- BIOTECH 7004 Molecular Microbiology and Vaccines
- BIOTECH 7005 Bioinformatics and Systems Modelling
- BIOTECH 7002 Stem Cells and Advanced Tissue Culture
- EDUC 7058 Research Processes
- PROJMGNT 5004 Managing Project and Systemic Risk
- PROJMGNT 5021 Applied Project Management I
Students must complete a research project of not longer than 20,000 words:
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, 23 Aug 2017