Biotechnology - M4031


Graduate certificate

The Graduate Certificate of Biotechnology integrates biotechnology and entrepreneurship through a range of multidisciplinary coursework units. You will be taught theoretical knowledge and practical skills in contemporary fields of biotechnology, and the processes involved in obtaining research funding and translating biomedical products from lab to life.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Part time
  • Off-campus: Part time
  • 1 year (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Graduate Certificate of Biotechnology
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
  • Bioinformatics

English requirements

Successful completion and pass in a Year 12 English unit, or successful completion and pass in a 1st year tertiary education unit taught in English.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course comprises 24 points of core biotechnology studies.

Course progression map

The course progression map provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M4031.


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M4031.


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.

Full fee

Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course.


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$32,700

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.


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.