Master of Biotechnology (Honours)
Course summary for international students
B = Melbourne Burwood Campus
G = Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
S = Geelong Waterfront Campus
W =Warrnambool Campus
X = Off campus
|Award granted ||Master of Biotechnology|
|Campus||Offered at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus|
|Length||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$27,430* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||075864J|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
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 contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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 (Honours) 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 or Master of Biotechnology.
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
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 2013, 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 2013 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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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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The course comprises a total of 16 credit points, which must include the following:
- 8 core units
- 8 credit points Industry-Linked Research Project units (4 credit points each)
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|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)|
* Please contact the Unit Chair prior to enrolling in the Industry-Linked Research Project unit. Students would normally be expected to have an approved academic standard of 65% and above and an available project and supervisor. Attendance to lectures throughout the course will be highly considered when an industry-linked research project is offered to a student.
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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 email@example.com