- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
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.
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Upon successful completion, students will be able 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.
New students in this program are eligible to apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Visit the following website for further information: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/scholarships/graduate-commonwealth-supported-places .
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.5/7, the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis and 2 courses 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.
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.
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 (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
48 units from completion of the following coursework component:
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 18 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 courses 6000- and 8000-level courses from the following subject areas:
SCOM Science Communication
48 units from completion of the following research component:
BIOL8701 Research Project which must be undertaken twice, in consecutive periods
Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the coursework component 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.