Master of Biotechnology
Course summary for local students
|Award granted||Master of Biotechnology|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|CRICOS course code||075363G|
|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.
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.
Students are required to complete 8 credit points of core (prescribed) units.
|SLE701||Foundations of Biotechnology|
|SLE702||Bioinformatics, Proteomics and Genomics|
|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
* 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.