Master of Applied Science - Applied Biology and Biotechnology (By Research)

RMIT University

The program is designed to provide specialist postgraduate training in research and includes extensive work on original research and the presentation of a thesis for external assessment. The degree requires the student to show mastery of scientific techniques in her/his area of specialisation. Students without previous research experience are required to complete a research methods course.

Course Fee:


International: $67,200

Entry Requirements:

a four-year bachelor degree with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year; or another recognised award deemed to be equivalent in character and standard to a four-year undergraduate degree, with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year. Alternatively applicants may provide evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and experience that satisfies the Dean of the School of Graduate Research or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

Subjects you can Study:

Applied biology and biotechnology

Study Pathways:

A PhD course is also available in this area.

Further information:

The master degree qualifies graduates for employment as professional scientists under direction.

Recognition:

Depending on the research area chosen, the award qualifies graduates for professional membership of scientific societies such as the Australian Institute of Biology, the Australian Society for Microbiology, the Australian Biochemical Society, AusBiotech, and the Australian Society of Biotechnology.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Related Careers:

Biotechnologist, Life Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 2 years
City No info No Part time 4 years
Bundoora No info No Full time 2 years
Bundoora No info No Part time 4 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

Interest areas include:

The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

If you would like any further information, please complete an enquiry form for local or international students. 

 

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