Master of Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology)
Campus Waite Campus
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM029
Plant biotechnology is a dynamic industry where science and technology meet to create sustainable solutions to many of our planet’s environmental problems.
This postgraduate degree allows you to apply your biotechnology knowledge to plant production, human and animal health, biofuels, and ultimately to regulation and commercialisation of plant biotechnology.
You’ll focus on plant form and function from molecular, genetic and bio-chemical perspectives.
The program is designed as a series of short courses, integrating scientific communication, critical thinking, problem solving and bioinformatics. It’s half coursework and half research, and you’ll report your research findings in a manuscript.
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SATAC Code 3CM029 Intake February Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry A Bachelors degree in a related field or equivalent with a GPA of 5.0 or better. Applicants with GPAs below 5.0 may be considered.
Please note the program is only available for Semester 1 entry.SATAC Code: 3CM029
CRICOS 056489G 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 with high level of academic achievement eg: Plant Science, Biotechnology, Science and Agriculture.
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 ReadinessCareers in plant biotechnology will help transform food production and environmental management.
You’ll be set up for a career 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
Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Biotechnology Engineer, Laboratory Technician, Management Consultant, Marketing - Agriculture, Food & Wine, Science Communicators, Science Educators, Scientific Data Analyst, Scientific Officer, Statistician, Government Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser
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.
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The Masters is a 48-unit program, comprising 24 units of coursework and 24 units of research. If a student is awarded status/credit for relevant professional and/or research experience, they are required to complete 12 units of research. Students will report their research findings in a manuscript published in either a refereed journal or by the school.
The Masters consist of all listed core courses.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
- PLANT SC 7225WT Foundations of Plant Biotechnology
- PLANT SC 7226WT Molecular Plant Breeding
- PLANT SC 7227WT Plant Genomics
- PLANT SC 7126WT Techniques in Plant Biotechnology
- PLANT SC 7123WT Applications of Plant Biotechnology in Plant Production
- PLANT SC 7250WT Regulatory Approval for GM Plants
- PLANT SC 7265WT Research Concepts in Plant Biotechnology
All candidates shall 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 and thesis delivery.
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Last updated: Monday, 1 Jan 2018