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Coursework

Master of Biotechnology

  • CRICOS Code: 072809G

What will I study?

Overview

Course structure

Successful completion of 200 credit points, made up of:

  • Core subjects (175 points), including the Industry Project in Biotechnology (25 points)
  • Elective subjects (25 points)

In your first-year, you’ll study core subjects in science, commercialisation and professional skills, as well as up to two biotechnology elective subjects.

In your second year, you’ll complete your core and elective subjects, and take the Industry Project in Biotechnology.

Students who obtain a sufficiently high Weighted Average Mark may be eligible to undertake a research project as their elective study, depending upon the availability of a suitable project and supervisor. Upon successful completion of the research project, you may be eligible to apply to study for a PhD at the University of Melbourne.

If you've already completed an Honours degree in a Life Science or Chemistry (including an appropriate sequence of at least 25 points of second-year genetics or biochemistry or equivalent subjects, and completed of either GENE30002, BCMB30002 or equivalent studies in molecular biology, molecular genetics, genomics and or bioinformatics in the final year of undergraduate study), you may be awarded up to 100 points of credit.

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