Specialist Certificate in Biotechnology (Enterprise)

    The experience


    As a student in this 100% online course, you will have access to high-quality online education tools – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

    Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. You will expand your skills and knowledge via innovative technologies such as webinars, podcasts and moderated discussion forums.

    Why study online?
    The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, alongside learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive and flexible student experience.

    At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group. Throughout the course you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.

    Gain access to the highest levels of support

    From your initial expression of interest right through to graduation, you’ll receive all the technical support you need.

    Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name – they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. If a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.

    Our online student support consultants can assist with:

    • Enrolment and subject assistance
    • Administrative logistics and fee options
    • Technical support, regular health checks, and technical support during live webinars
    • Online learning skills and workload management
    • Special circumstances.

    Who you will learn from

    You’ll be taught by leading specialists in the supply chain field known for their research and teaching expertise.

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    • Associate Professor Vikram Bhakoo, Supply Chain Challenges & Opportunities: Vikram’s research focuses on supply chain sustainability and risk, technology adoption and buyer/supplier relationships. His research has been published in the leading operations management journals. He is an experienced supply chain consultant to industry in Australia and India.
    • Associate Professor William Ho, Supply Chain Frameworks: William’s research interests include strategic sourcing and supplier performance management, supply chain risk management, and sustainable supply chain management. He has done applied research with industrial collaborators in the automotive and electronics manufacturing, bioenergy, and healthcare sectors. He has won a number of awards for teaching excellence both at Melbourne and in the United Kingdom.
    • Assistant Professor Niharika Garud, Designing Supply Chains: Niharika’s research and management consulting experience are in the areas of technology and innovation management, R&D management, entrepreneurship and organizational behaviour. Niharika has conducted research, teaching and consulting work at universities and organizations in Asia, USA, Germany and Australia and has a background in engineering.
    • Dr Zahra Seyedghorban, Designing Supply Chains: Zahra is a Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management and a Research Fellow in the Centre for Workplace Leadership at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include digital supply chain management, Innovation in Supply Chain, sustainability, and procurement. Prior to joining academia, Zahra worked in the manufacturing and automotive industries in procurement and category management roles and continues to work closely with I have been working with CIPSA (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Australasia).
    • Dr Lusheng Shao, Supply Chain Analytics: Lusheng is Senior Lecturer of Operations Management and is an academic fellow in Melbourne Business School's Centre for Business Analytics. His research areas are supply chain management and sustainable operations. He has won a number of teaching awards and has previously worked in consulting in Sydney.
    • Professor Danny Samson, Program Director: Danny is a known expert in operations management and has extensive experience in researching, teaching and consulting to industry in Australia and overseas in the areas of supply chain, innovation and quality management.