Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) (Advanced) (MBIBADV)

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


This program explores the full spectrum of the biotechnology sector, spanning the discovery, research and development phases. Students will use a range of technology platforms, and develop highly competitive laboratory, research and project management skills. In addition, students will examine many of the contemporary issues related to biotechnology, including compliance and regulation, commercialisation and risk management strategies.
Biomedical research and its applications are a key focus of the curriculum, particularly as they relate to career opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.
The Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extension qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years. Students enrolled in this program must complete the first year with a GPA of equal to or greater than 6.0 or will be required to transfer to the Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical).


Condition of Continuing Enrolment: A student must complete 24 units of the coursework with a GPA of equal to or greater than 6.0 before commencing the research project.

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) (Advanced)

There shall be a Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) (Advanced).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) (Advanced), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 12 units
  3. Research equivalent courses to the value of 24 units in the form of a research project 
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
BIOTECH 7000 Advanced Research Platforms 3
BIOTECH 7003 Advanced Research Techniques 3
BIOTECH 7030 Science Commercialisation & Innovation 3


Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7055 Research Communication 3
EDUC 7055OL Research Communication 3