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

CRICOS course code075363G
Deakin course code S772

Note: Offered to continuing students only.

Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.

Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.

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.

Course structure

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

Core units

SLE701Foundations of Biotechnology

SLE702Bioinformatics, Proteomics and Genomics

SLE703Agricultural Biotechnology

SLE704Cellular Biology and Immunology *

SLE705Biopharmaceuticals and Medical Devices *

SLE706Frontier Techniques in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology

SLE712Laboratory Techniques for Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology

SLE713Industrial and Analytical Techniques in Biotechnology

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

* No longer available from 2015.

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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