Master of Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) (MBiotech(PlantBiotech))

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 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 Master of Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extension qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.


Condition of Continuing Enrolment
Research project: A student must complete all of the coursework before commencing the research project.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology)

There shall be a Master of Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of 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 48 units, comprising:

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