- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
The Master of Biotechnology is a graduate coursework program that provides a pathway for science graduates with background knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology and chemistry to acquire new knowledge, or extend and update their theoretical and practical understanding of modern biotechnology. Throughout the program, students have many opportunities to interface with scientists who are advancing research in areas of biochemistry and molecular biology in the biomedical, animal and plant sciences.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- apply their knowledge in biotechnology to new problems;
- interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to biotechnology;
- demonstrate basic laboratory skills that are commonly used in biotechnology research;
- communicate own research work to peers and research scientists; and
- clearly present theory and results in both written and oral formats.
Students have the option of applying to transfer to the Master of Biotechnology (Adv) and undertaking a 48 unit research project if they satisfy the following requirements:
• achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework
• have the approval of an identified supervisor, and
• have completed compulsory courses in the Master Biotechnology (Advanced)
Students who have completed 48 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Diploma of Science.
Students who have completed 24 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Certificate of Science.
An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7 in a cognate area. A cognate area consists of 8 courses with a minimum of 2 in chemistry.
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.
Biochemistry, molecular biology and gene technology
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
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.
The Master of Biotechnology requires the completion of 96 units which must consist of:
18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
BIOL6162 Molecular Gene Technology
BIOL8702 Advanced Research Techniques
A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
BIOL8291 Research Presentation Skills
BIOL8700 Research Proposal
BIOL8704 Biology Literature Research Project
A maximum of 66 units from completion of courses from the following list:
BIOL6107 Advances in Medical and Plant Biochemistry
BIOL6108 Hallmarks of Cancer
BIOL6117 Cell Biology
BIOL6141 Infection and Immunity
BIOL6142 General Microbiology
BIOL6144 Advanced and Applied Immunology
BIOL6161 Genes: Replication and Expression
BIOL6163 Genomics and its Applications
BIOL6171 Biochemistry and Nutrition
BIOL6174 Cell Physiology in Health and Disease
BIOL6177 Advances in Molecular Plant Science
BIOL6191 Biology, Society and Ethics
BIOL6204 Genetics of Human Disease 1
BIOL6205 Genetics of Human Disease 2
BIOL6243 Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
LAWS6504 Principles of Intellectual Property
MATH6100 Bioinformatics and Biological Modelling
MATH6208 Advanced Mathematical Bioinformatics
VCPG6001 Unravelling Complexity
A maximum of 12 units from completion of 6000- and 8000-level courses from the following subject areas:
SCOM Scientific Communication
|Year 1 48 units||BIOL8291 Research Presentation Skills 6 units||M.Biotech course from list 6 units||M.Biotech course from list 6 units||M.Biotech course from list 6 units|
|BIOL6162 Molecular Gene Technology 6 units||M.Biotech course from list 6 units||M.Biotech course from list 6 units||M.Biotech course from list 6 units|
|Year 2||BIOL8702 Advanced Research Techniques 12 units||BIOL8704 Biology Literature Research Project 6 units||M.Biotech course from list 6 units|
|M.Biotech course from list 6 units||M.Biotech course from list 6 units||M.Biotech course from list 6 units||M.Biotech course from list 6 units|