Biomedical Science and Commercialisation - M4030

Biomedical Science and Commercialisation

Graduate certificate

Turning research breakthroughs into life-saving treatments is a huge challenge. We need a new kind of entrepreneur, who understands both the science and business worlds, to translate and commercialise research and change health outcomes worldwide.

Combine your scientific background with an entrepreneurial mindset with the Graduate Certificate of Biomedical Science and Commercialisation. In this course, you’ll extend your understanding of stem cells and regenerative medicine, and learn cutting-edge techniques in molecular biology. You’ll have opportunities to hone your business skills and explore the pathway from discovery science to commercialisation.

Our program is taught by experts at the forefront of biomedical and scientific research, biotechnology and entrepreneurship. You’ll benefit from our strong track record in research commercialisation and collaborations with global industry partners like Janssen, Roche and GSK.

By studying at Monash, you join a community of change-makers.  The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute is home to a number of young startups and spin outs, or you can get involved with Monash’s startup hub, The Generator, and get ready to bring your ideas to life. through a suite of entrepreneurship programs.

Become part of the next generation of innovative thinkers, moving research forward, faster. With Commonwealth Supported Places available for 2021, there’s never been a better time to study biomedical science and commercialisation.

Further study

A Graduate Certificate of Biomedical Science and Commercialisation could also lead you towards further study, with the opportunity to progress into the Master of Biomedical and Health Science or the Master of Biotechnology.

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At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
First Semester: Part time, Second Semester: Full time and Part time
Start date
First Semester (February*), Second Semester (July)

*This course will commence 22 March 2021.
Graduate Certificate of Biomedical Science and Commercialisation
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area of study* with at least a credit (60%) 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 M4030.


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M4030.


*This course will commence 22 March 2021.

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

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


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

The indicative student contribution amount for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course is:


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$10000

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

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.

Fee information specific to this course

The Commonwealth Government has allocated Commonwealth Supported Places for this course for the 2021 calendar year only.

Fees are subject to change annually. In 2021, Monash University is offering study grants for this course, so students will not be required to pay a student contribution amount for enrolled units in 2021.


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 costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.