24 months
46000 AUD/year
39000 AUD/year
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With the biopharmaceuticals market valued at approximately $325.17 billion USD in 2020, professionals with specialist biopharmaceutical engineering training are in demand worldwide. The Master of Biopharmaceutical Engineering from University of Adelaide will prepare you to take up the challenge.


What will you do?

Suitable for chemical engineering and biological science graduates, as well as engineers with relevant work experience.

The first year is a blend of face-to-face and online course work. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of biopharmaceutical manufacturing’s technical, management and process engineering aspects.

In year two, you will undertake a significant research project with supervision and mentorship from one of our world-class research-active academics and/or a recognised industry expert. You will emerge with:

  • comprehensive awareness of global biopharmaceutical market demands and regulatory requirements
  • advanced knowledge and capability in state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical engineering, manufacturing and processing practice, including advanced processing technologies
  • the ability to critically reflect on appropriate use of biopharmaceutical principles and techniques, and advise others accordingly
  • deep understanding of the industry’s social and environmental impacts
  • high-level problem-solving and communication skills.

Where could it take you?

By taking the Biopharmaceutical Engineering program from University of Adelaide, you will graduate ready to play a leading role in cutting-edge biopharmaceutical engineering anywhere in the world. You could help design and/or deliver next-level manufacturing and processing of therapies based on monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, nucleic acids or immune cells. Your work could reduce the toll of infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disease or diabetes. You may even choose to follow the masters course with research towards a PhD.

Potential careers

Pharmaceutical Engineering, Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Organic Chemical Engineer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quality by Design and Process Analytical Technology
  • Downstream Bioprocessing
  • Good Manufacturing Practice, Validation and Regulation
  • Upstream Bioprocessing and Bioformulation
  • Batch and Continuous Biomanufacturing
  • Advanced Technologies in Biopharmaceutical Processing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 0101345

  • Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
  • Bachelor's degree with Science, Engineering, Technology or related backgrounds with a minimum GPA of 4.5

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    39000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39000 AUD per year during 24 months.

Australian Full-fee place: $39,000

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

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