Biotechnology - M6030
The Master of Biotechnology integrates biotechnology and entrepreneurship through a range of multidisciplinary coursework, research and work-integrated units in modern areas of studies that pave the way to boundless employment prospects.
In the first year (Part A) of the course, students will be taught theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills in contemporary biotechnology-related topics, ranging from the latest advances in regenerative medicine to the processes involved in obtaining research funding and translating biomedical products from lab to life.
In the second year (Part B) of the course, students who achieved ≥ 70% average in their first-year studies will have the option to undertake either a 3-month or 6-month industry placement in a pharmaceutical, medical device, life science and/ or regulatory organisations. The placement program will introduce students to the opportunities and challenges involved in the commercialisation of biotechnological products, and equip students with the entrepreneurial skills required to apply scientific ideas into a business venture. Students who satisfactorily complete the placement program will be well-positioned to work in competitive industrial environments.
Part B will also allow students to undertake a research project, where they will work closely with experts in a specialised area of research to advance knowledge of human diseases, and explore therapeutic targets for the prevention and treatment of these conditions. The diverse research interests and state-of-the-art research facilities available at Monash University will permit students to select from a broad spectrum of research topics. Upon successful completion of the research project, students will have gained core competencies in cutting edge biotechnology research, and developed a critical awareness of innovative biotechnological applications.
In addition to the industry placement program and research project, Part B offers a range of coursework electives in interdisciplinary fields of pioneering developments in biotechnology research and enterprise.