Biotechnology - M6030

Biotechnology

Expert master degree

The Master of Biotechnology integrates biotechnology and entrepreneurship through a range of multidisciplinary coursework, research and work-integrated units in modern areas of studies.

In the first year (Part A) of the course, students will be taught theoretical knowledge and practical skills in contemporary biotechnology-related topics, and 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 opportunity to undertake a 6-month industry placement in a pharmaceutical, medical device, life science and/ or regulatory organisations. Students will also have the option 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. In addition, Part B offers a range of coursework electives in interdisciplinary fields of pioneering developments in biotechnology research and enterprise.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration Depending on prior qualifications, this course can be completed in 1 or 2 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification Master of Biotechnology
Alternative exits
Course Handbook

"Monash is core to Australia's reputation for biomedical innovation. Advances in regenerative medicine, state of the art platforms, placements with industry and proximity to world class partners have established the University as the centre of Victoria's rapidly expanding biotechnology hub." Professor
Margaret Gardner AO, President and VC

Let us take you on a virtual journey

Immerse yourself in the world of Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Explore our FishCore facility, attend a lecture or work in one of our state-of-the-art medical research labs.

Meet Professor Peter Currie

Master of Biotechnology course coordinator and director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute.

Be at the forefront of regenerative medicine and healthcare innovation.

Work in one of Victoria's fastest growing sectors

Get hands-on training in medical biotechnology and opportunities to apply your skills in a research project or industry placement, where you’ll build your professional network.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

The course is structured in two parts: Part A: Core Biotechnology studies and Part B: Application studies. All students complete Part A. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part B.

Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Entry level 1: 96 points to complete – Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area of study* with at least a credit (60%) average.

Entry Level 2: 48 points to complete – Duration: 1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

An Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area of study* with at least a distinction (70%) average.

*Areas of study include a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following:
Biomedical Science, Science/Applied Science with a major in (biochemistry, Biotechnology, developmental biology, Human Biology, Marine Biology, Human Pathology, Genetics, Pharmacology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology and Zoology), Nutrition Sciences, Dietetics, Veterinary Science, Medical Engineering, Pharmacy, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Life Science, Clinical Medicine, Dental Science/Dentistry, or Bioinformatics.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6030.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6030.

Closing date

applications for this course close on 10 July 2019. Dates are subject to change

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$28,900

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course is structured in two parts: Part A: Core Biotechnology studies and Part B: Application studies

All students complete Part A.  Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part B.