Deakin University

Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

This cutting-edge course provides hands-on experience and knowledge of the latest techniques in biotechnology and bioinformatics research as well as nanotechnology and bio-processing technologies. Throughout the Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, you will gain experience in the use of various molecular biology techniques and bioinformatics tools, along with the opportunity to operate analytical equipment similar to those used in industrial scale production facilities. Industry connectedness is an integral part of this course and ensures students have opportunities to gain an industry perspective and establish professional networks prior to graduation.Guest lectures from key industry partners are embedded into the curriculum to provide students with an understanding of industry-engaged research and commercialisation in the biotechnology environment.


  • 16 credit points
  • 7 core units
  • 1 elective unit
  • Choose either a research pathway or an Industry pathway (8 credit points)


  • Biotechnology
  • Research planning
  • Research impact
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Research frontiers management
  • Industrial and analytical techniques in biotechnology
  • Laboratory techniques for cellular and molecular biotechnology

Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in: a Bachelor degree in same discipline with a minimum WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of 60% OR, a Graduate Certificate in same discipline, OR a Bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS 3 years relevant work experience.

Study pathways

Pathway options: Graduates will be uniquely positioned to commence a PhD. Alternatively students may complete the Graduate Certificate of Research Management (S521) and articulate into the Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. Exit Options: Graduate Diploma of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (S672) (Exit option only); Graduate Certificate of Research Management (S521).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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