Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) (GDipBiotech(PlantBiotech))

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

Special Notes

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This program has a strong emphasis on understanding plant form and function from molecular, genetic and biochemical perspectives. It 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.
The Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) is an AQF Level 8 program with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology)

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 24 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PLANT SC 7225WT Foundations of Plant Biotechnology 6
PLANT SC 7226WT Molecular Plant Breeding 3
PLANT SC 7227WT Plant Genomics 3
PLANT SC 7123WT Applications of Plant Biotechnology in Production 3
PLANT SC 7126WT Techniques in Plant Biotechnology 3
PLANT SC 7250WT Regulatory Approval for GM Plants 3
PLANT SC 7265WT Research Concepts in Plant Biotechnology 3