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Master of Biotechnology (Advanced)

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
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  • Field of Education
    • Biological Sciences
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic contact
  • Field of Education
    • Biological Sciences

The Master of Biotechnology (Advanced) program is a two year advanced graduate coursework program. Students are required to complete 48 units of courses which if completed at the required level, will qualify them for the research year. Here they will complete 48 units of a research project, in which they carry out research in biotechnology area followed by a written thesis on their project. The program is designed to give students both theoretical and practical knowledge of modern biotechnology methodologies as it relates to biochemistry and molecular biology. The degree will qualify them for further higher research degrees, such as a PhD if completed at the required level.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. demonstrate high level knowledge in the area of biotechnology;
  2. apply their knowledge in biotechnology to new problems;
  3. interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to biotechnology;
  4. demonstrate basic and complex laboratory skills that are commonly used in biotechnology research;
  5. perform experimental work, interpret and analyse results, write reports and collate data into a thesis;
  6. communicate own research work to peers and research scientists;
  7. clearly present theory and results in both written and oral formats.

Further Information

New students in this program are eligible to apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Visit the following website for further information: http://cmbe-cpms.anu.edu.au/study/2015-commonwealth-supported-places

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 70% for the degree as a whole, including an average of mark of at least 70% from at least 8 courses in the cognate disciplines.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project.

Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework or have the approval of the supervisor for the research project will be transferred to the Master of Biotechnology program.

Cognate disciplines

Biochemistry, molecular biology and gene technology

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$27,840.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$37,104.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Biotechnology (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units.

48 units from completion of the following coursework component which must include:

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

BIOL6162 Molecular Gene Technology

BIOL8700 Research Proposal

BIOL8702 Advanced Research Techniques

BIOL8291 Research Presentation Skills

A maximum of 12 units can be chosen from the following 6000 level courses.

BIOL6006 Principles of Genetics (6 units)

BIOL6106 Biosecurity (6 units)

BIOL6107 Advances in Medical & Plant Biochemistry (6 units)

BIOL6141 Infection & Immunity (6 units)

BIOL6142 General Microbiology (6 units)

BIOL6243 Bioinformatics & Functional Genomics (6 units)

BIOL6144 Molecular Immunology (6 units)

BIOL6161 Genes: Replication and Expression (6 units)

BIOL6163 Genomics & Its Applications (6 units)

BIOL6171 Biochemistry and Nutrition (6 units)

BIOL6174 Cell Physiology in Health & Disease (6 units)

BIOL6177 Advances in Molecular Plant Science (6 units)

BIOL6191 Biology, Society and Ethics (6 units) (6 units)

MATH6100 Bioinformatics and biological modelling (6 units)

MATH6208 Topics in Bioinformatics (6 units) (6 units)

LAWS6504 Principles of intellectual property (6 units)

VCPG6001 Unravelling complexity (6 units)

A maximum of 12 units may be chosen from 6000-level or 8000-level from the following subject areas:

CHEM Chemistry

SCOM Science Communication

NEUR Neuroscience

48 units from completion of the following research component:

BIOL8701 Research Project (24 units)

BIOL8701 Research Project must be undertaken twice to a total of 48 units, in consecutive teaching periods.

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework

and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project to continue to the research component.

Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark or do not have the approval of an identified supervisor will be transferred to the Master of Biotechnology.

Academic Advice

The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).

Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.

To book an appointment you can:

Email: tony.millar@anu.edu.au

Phone: 02 6125 2870

Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your checklist. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment.

Further enrolment information can also be found here http://students.anu.edu.au/manage/enrol/coursework.php

An indicative list of courses offered by Science in 2016 can be found here http://science.anu.edu.au/resources/resources-current-students/science-course-list

Please follow each step and read through the additional information in the pdf guides, especially the ISIS enrolment guide in Step 2 and the How to enrol guide for new students in Step 3.

If you have any issues enrolling yourself through ISIS please contact us on 02 6125 2809 or email science.enquiries@anu.edu.au






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