Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical)
Ready to drive progress in a top-ranking postgraduate degree?
Our Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) focuses on innovative technologies for disease prediction and treatment.
What will you do?
- Learn from active researchers in biomedical science.
- Gain the latest industry insights from lab placements.
- Take courses in entrepreneurship, innovation and intellectual property management.
- Undertake a one-year independent research project.
You’ll 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.
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. Due to the strong research focus, this degree is often used as a pathway to a PhD in biotechnology and biomedical science.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM162 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: 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 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 RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Relevant bachelor degree or equivalent. Completed degree must be in Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field.
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $33,000
Annual tuition fees (24 units) 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.
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
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
Indicative study plan Year1 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 Year2 S1 BIOTECH 7020A Research Project Part 1 (12 units) [or Semester 2] S2 BIOTECH 7020B Research Project Part 2 (12 units) [or Semester 1]
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, 15 Jan 2020