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    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
Distilling expertise in the biological sciences and medicine, the Biotechnology postgraduate program at Flinders University is designed to provide you with advanced theoretical scientific knowledge and strong research training plus an understanding of industry and business issues required for modern biotechnology.

About

Biotechnology is the use of living organisms, or their cells, to create products or processes. Those organisms may be as simple as bacteria or as complex as whole animals or plants.

The law, ethics, society and the environment have great relevance into biotechnology and you will have the opportunity to examine all of these areas as an integral part of the biotechnology program at Flinders.

In addition to teaching, staff run world-class research programs in a wide range of areas of biotechnology, including cancer and immunology research, biomaterials, bio-processing, plant disease resistance and biocontrol, enzyme applications, reproductive technology, therapeutic drug discovery, functional foods, bio-energy, water quality and marine biotechnology.

Career

Graduates of this Biotechnology postgraduate program at Flinders University can expect to apply their knowledge to the production and marketing of biotechnology products and services. They are job ready and highly skilled for medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial and environmental applications.

Potential occupations include:

  • bioanalytical chemist
  • biodiscovery research scientist
  • business development manager
  • medical scientist
  • biotechnologist
  • clinical researcher
  • plant research
  • applied microbiologist
  • research assistant.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • DNA to Genome
  • Protein to Proteome
  • Integrating Molecular Biosciences
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Legal, Ethical and Social Aspects of Bioscience
  • Professional Skills for Biotechnology
  • Protein Biotechnology
  • Industrial and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description
      Part-time option just for domestic students.
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    72

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Applicants must normally have completed, with a Credit average or better, an approved bachelor degree in a biological, agricultural or medical science at an approved tertiary institution. However, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature may be admitted. 

CRICOS: 038768E

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17000 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    15840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15840 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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