Master of Biotechnology

  • CRICOS Code: 072809G

Where will this take me?


Career outcomes

Biotechnology is one of the key industries of the 21st century, and demand for specialists in the area is strong and growing.

Our graduates go on to work as:

  • Biochemical engineers
  • Biotech manufacturing professionals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investment analysts
  • Patent consultants
  • Policy analysts
  • Product managers
  • Production manager
  • Project managers
  • Quality assurance professionals
  • Research scientists
  • Sales or business development manager

Employers in this field include:

  • Medical research institutes such as WEHI, the Florey Institute, the Burnet Institute and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • Government departments of defence, health, innovation, agriculture, environment and economic development
  • Research hospitals such as Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies such as CSL, Roche and GSK
  • Academic and public research institutions such as universities and the CSIRO.

Technical and professional skills

Upon  graduating you’ll have a broad understanding of the biotechnology industry, genomics and molecular biology.

Additionally, you’ll have strong professional skills in:

  • Commercialisation of science
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Collaborative teamwork
  • Scientific communication, both written and oral
  • Leadership

Further study

At the end of the course, you could qualify to begin a PhD in a related field if you successfully qualify for and complete the Master of Biotechnology Research Project.