Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) (MBiotech(Biomed))

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This program explores the full spectrum of the biotechnology sector, spanning the discovery, research and development phases. Students will be exposed to a range of technology platforms, and develop highly competitive laboratory 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.
The application of biomedical research is a key focus of the curriculum, particularly as it relates 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 who have received a GPA of > 6.0 for the first year will be eligible for a place in the Masters of Biotechnology (Biomedical)(Advanced).


Condition of Continuing Enrolment:  A student must complete 24 units of coursework before commencing the capstone 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)

There shall be a Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical), 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 15 units
  2. Research equivalent courses to the value of 12 units in the form of a Biotechnology Capstone Project
  3. Elective courses to the value of 21 units