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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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full 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 (International 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 entry requirements

Level B
IELTS: 6.5 (with individual band scores of Writing: 6.0, Listening: 6.5, Reading: 6.5 and Speaking: 6.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing 21, Listening 20, Reading 19, Speaking 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

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.

International fee

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

A$39,900

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.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 095646J

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.