12 months
31960 USD/year
6861 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise from University of Auckland is an inter-disciplinary programme that blends the best of Science and Business to give science graduates the skills to move with confidence in the business world. 

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As a Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise from University of Auckland student, you’ll gain skills in the financial, marketing and legal aspects of science to prepare you for a wide range of job opportunities in science and business enterprises.

As a graduate, you could bring a competitive edge to an existing company, or be the key to a successful science start-up.

The programme also offers plenty of networking opportunities for students to meet practitioners and leaders from industry and business.


Graduates of the PGDipBioEnt can look forward to opportunities in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, reagent or device companies; the food and beverage industry; technology transfer offices in universities; Crown Research Institutes; business development, finance and investment firms; and Government agencies.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Business analyst
  • Business development manager
  • Clinical research associate
  • Commercial analyst
  • Marketing executive
  • Project manager
  • Regulatory affairs associate
  • Sales consultant

Programme Structure

Students must complete 120 points from the following courses:
  • 90 points: SCIENT 701-706 (the topics include accounting, finance, marketing, law, intellectual property and commercialisation, as they relate to scientists)
  • 30 points from 700-level courses in Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics, Medical Science, Medicinal Chemistry, Food Science, Pharmacology or Psychology, which may include topics such as Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology; Proteomics; or Molecular Cell Biology and Biomedicine 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science, engineering or technology at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 6.0. Your degree must have been in one of the following areas: biological or biomedical sciences, bioinformatics, food science, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology or physiology. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31960 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6861 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6861 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$9,565.20
  • International: NZ$44,526

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Bioscience Enterprise
University of Auckland


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