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Master of Biotechnology

Course summary for local students

Award granted Master of Biotechnology
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
Tel 03 9244 6699
Email: sebe@deakin.edu.au


CRICOS course code075363G
Deakin course code S772

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 guess 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.


Graduates may choose to articulate into the Master of Biotechnology (Honours). Alternatively, students may choose to early exit with a Graduate Certificate of Biotechnology.


Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Course structure

Students are required to complete 8 credit points of core (prescribed) units.


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  


Or any other relevant Level 7 unit approved by the Course Leader


An early exit option with a Graduate Certificate of Biotechnology following the completion of at least 4 credit points from the course grouped units.


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8th June 2007