Master of Biotechnology

RMIT University

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

The program provides specialist postgraduate training in biotechnology through the following streams: Clinical Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Food Science and Technology. Special emphasis is given to recent advances and the application of new technologies. Students usually choose one of the major streams but it is also possible to combine courses, graduating with a generic degree in biotechnology. In addition to the coursework component, the Master of Biotechnology includes one optional semester of work experience or research project.

Structure

  • 192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points).Subjects studied may include: Applied Biochemical Methods
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bioinformatics
  • Ecology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety Plans
  • Gene Technologies
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Medical Mycology
  • Microbial Evaluation of Food
  • Pathogenesis of Enteric Infect
  • Veterinary Virology.

Subjects

  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Food microbiology
  • Food science and technology

Standard entry requirements

An Australian bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 in Biological Sciences, Food Science/Technology, Biotechnology, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Agricultural Science or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent. Successful completion of a chemistry biochemistry or microbiology course in a bachelor degree. MC111FOSC: An Australian bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 in Biological Sciences, Food Science/Technology, Biotechnology, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Agricultural Science or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent. Successful completion of a Chemistry or Biochemistry and Microbiology course in a bachelor degree. MC111CLINIC: An Australian bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 in Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, or equivalent. Successful completion of a Chemistry or Biochemistry and Microbiology course in a bachelor degree.

Recognition

Depending on the courses chosen: Australian Society for Microbiology; Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; American Society for Microbiology; Australasian Plant Pathology Society; British Mycological Society; Australian Institute of Biology; International Society for Human and Animal Mycology; The Society for Ecotoxicology and Chemistry; The Asian Fisheries Society; The World Aquaculture Society; The Zoological Society of London; The Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology; The Australian Society for Limnology

Study pathways

Relevant work experience at an appropriate level and duration is recognised as an equivalent to 1 full-time semester or 1 part-time year. Applications for recognition of work experience are assessed on an individual basis.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $74,880 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Students who have not successfully completed a microbiology course at undergraduate level, or an equivalent, will be required to enrol in second year microbiology during their first semester. Credit points from the second year microbiology will not count towards the completion of the program.

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