RMIT University

Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

Join a field that explores living systems in the environment, health or food science, and how we can use this knowledge to solve complex problems. The Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology is designed to provide you with the theoretical knowledge and technical skills you need to solve complex problems in the field of biotechnology, where you will be able to demonstrate creativity, flexibility and independence. As part of your studies, you'll explore gene and protein technology, bioinformatics, microbiology and food sciences. Upon completion of this graduate certificate, you will be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of biological sciences. You will have a thorough understanding of recent developments in your specialised area, as well as advanced theoretical knowledge in biotechnology and apply this to solve complex problems. You will be able to effectively communicate concepts of this field to a range of audiences, using a variety of presentation modes.


As part of your studies in this graduate certificate, you will undertake four courses from the list below, depending on the semester in which you commence your enrolment: Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Protein Technologies, Functional Genomics and Proteomics, Gene Technologies, Microbiology, Biotechnology and Business, Systems Biology.


  • Biotechnology

Standard entry requirements

You must have an Australian bachelor degree in Biological Sciences, Food Science/Technology, Biotechnology, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Agricultural Science or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent. International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications, according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bundoora No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year
Online No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

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