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Master of Biotechnology (Advanced)

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Biotechnology (Advanced)
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2014$28,440* AUD
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code081690J
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code S771
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

There will be no intake into this course as of trimester 1, 2015.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This cutting-edge course provides hands-on experience of the latest techniques in biotechnology research as well as up-to-date bio-processing and production technologies involving mammalian cells, stem cells and other cultures.

 

Students will gain experience operating cell-culture bioreactors similar to those in industrial-scale production facilities. An important component of this course is that each unit includes industry involvement through guest lecturers who bring an industry perspective of research and commercialisation into the biotechnology environment. Industry involvement will also include on-site visits for some units. The core units in this course cover a wide range of emerging topics in biotechnology and, importantly, business skills.

 

The Master of Biotechnology (Advanced) has a strong industry focus and students undertake 8 credit points in Industry-Linked Research Project units.

 

Graduates may choose to articulate into a higher degree by research. Alternatively, students may choose to early exit with a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Biotechnology.

 

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Career opportunities

The Biotechnology postgraduate suite has been designed to build the intellectual and practical capacity of a traditional three/four year biotechnology, science or equivalent degree graduate who aspires to a career in the emerging biotechnology, bioscience or nanoscience field.

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Course rules

 

The course comprises a total of 16 credit points (10 units). 

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Course structure

Core units


SLE701 Foundations of Biotechnology  

SLE702 Bioinformatics, Proteomics and Genomics  

SLE703 Agricultural Biotechnology  

SLE704 Cellular Biology and Immunology  

SLE705 Biopharmaceuticals and Medical Devices  

SLE706 Frontier Techniques in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology  

SLE712 Laboratory Techniques for Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology  

SLE713 Industrial and Analytical Techniques in Biotechnology  

 

Industry-Linked Research Project Units

SLE710 Industry-Linked Research Project A  * (4 cps)

SLE730 Industry-Linked Research Project B  * (4 cps)

 

Hurdle Requirement: Students will be required to achieve a weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% after 8 credit points of study to remain in the Master of Biotechnology (Advanced).  Those who fail to meet this academic hurdle will exit out with a Graduate Diploma of Biotechnology.

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Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

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Entry requirements - specific

Applicants will normally have successfully completed an accredited undergraduate program comprising at least three years of study in Science (or equivalent).

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Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

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Alternate Exits

Graduate Certificate of Biotechnology (4 credit points)

Graduate Diploma of Biotechnology (8 credit points)

Master of Biotechnology (12 credit points)

 

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