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Master of Biotechnology in Australia

Top ranking universities in Australia, such as, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Deakin University, Macquarie University and La Trobe University offer the Masters of Biotechnology degree. Given below is the overview of the universities as well as the complete list of Masters degrees that they offer in biotechnology along with course information, such as, annual tuition fee, duration, subject areas that will be covered etc.

RMIT University

RMIT is a global university of technology and design and Australia's largest tertiary institution. In 2013, RMIT was ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia and in the top 20 universities worldwide under 50 years old (QS World University Rankings). It was also ranked 75th in the world by global employers for graduate employability in the 2013 QS World University Rankings. The University has a student population of 74,000 which includes 30,000 international students.

Master of Biotechnology

At RMIT, you can study one of the major streams - Clinical Microbiology, Food Microbiology or Food Science and Technology - or you can combine courses and graduate with a generic degree in biotechnology.

Here are some examples of the courses that are offered as part of this degree: Applied Biochemical Methods, Bioinformatics, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Microbiology, Food Chemistry, Gene Technologies, Immunology, Industrial Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Microbial Evaluation of Food, Pathogenesis of Enteric Infections and Viral Infections.

High-achieving students have the opportunity to take part in either one semester of full-time research or work experience in year two of the degree.

Duration: 2 years

Location: Melbourne City, Bundoora

Intake: February and July

Annual tuition fee in 2018*: AU$ 33,600

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Master of Biotechnology (Clinical Microbiology)

The Master of Biotechnology (Clinical Microbiology) offers compulsory courses in molecular biology and immunology as well as specific courses in molecular pathogenesis of human and animal infections, diagnosis of the major microbial infections of humans and animals, including molecular techniques for rapid diagnosis. The degree places special emphasis on the application of new technologies to solve problems such as development of new diagnostic tests and vaccines.

High-achieving students can do either one semester of full-time research or work experience in year two of the degree.

Duration: 2 years

Location: Melbourne City, Bundoora

Intake: February and July

Annual tuition fee in 2018*: AU$ 33,600

Apply/Enquire: To know more about this degree including, how to apply, admission requirements, scholarships etc. please fill out our online enquiry form.

Master of Biotechnology (Food Microbiology)

In this postgraduate food microbiology program, students will study core courses in molecular biology and immunology, as well as courses in the microbiology of foods with respect to food spoilage organisms and food-borne pathogens. Students undertake training in: microbial ecology of food, methods to control the growth of microorganisms in food, spoilage microorganisms and their effects, food-borne diseases of public health significance, investigating food-borne disease outbreaks, microbiology of different food groups, microorganisms used in the production of food, microorganisms used in foods for health, best practice of storing handling and distribution of food. Special emphasis is placed on the application of new technologies to solve problems such as investigations of outbreaks of food-borne disease.

High-achieving students can do either one semester of full-time research or work experience in year two of the degree.

Duration: 2 years

Location: Melbourne City, Bundoora

Intake: February and July

Annual tuition fee in 2018*: AU$ 33,600

Apply/Enquire: To know more about this degree including, how to apply, admission requirements, scholarships etc. please fill out our online enquiry form.

Master of Biotechnology (Food Science and Technology)

In this postgraduate program, core courses in molecular biology and immunology as well as elective courses will provide students with a comprehensive view of the food science and technology discipline. The programs bring together modern practices in food processing and recent advances in biotechnology.

Here are some examples of the courses that are offered as part of this degree: Advanced Food Processing Technologies, Applied Biochemical Methods, Bioinformatics, Confectionery and Lipid Technology, Dairy Science and Technology, Food Chemistry, Food Processing Technologies, Food Quality Assurance, Fruit, Vegetable and Beverages Technology, Gene Technologies, Grain Technology, Industrial Microbiology, Microbial Evaluation of Food, Product Development, Protein Technologies, Research Methods and Scientific Skills and Tools.

High-achieving students can do either one semester of full-time research or work experience in year two of the degree..

Duration: 2 years

Location: City Campus , Melbourne

Intake: February and July

Annual tuition fee in 2018*: AU$ 33,600

Apply/Enquire: To know more about this degree including, how to apply, admission requirements, scholarships etc. please fill out our online enquiry form.


Deakin University

Deakin is Australia's 9th largest university with over 44,000 students, of whom approximately a fifth are international students from over 100 countries. It is ranked 66 in the world in the Times Higher Education Top 100 Universities under 50 years of age rankings (2013) and was awarded a 5 star rating in the QS Ranking system.

Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

This cutting-edge course provides hands-on experience of the latest techniques in biotechnology and bioinformatics research as well as up-to-date bio-processing and production technologies.

Industry connectedness is an integral part of this course and ensures students have opportunities to gain an industry perspective and establish professional networks prior to graduation. Strong industry links ensure that guest lectures from key industry partners are embedded into each unit to provide students with an understanding of industry-engaged research and commercialisation in the biotechnology environment. Students also have the opportunity to participate in site visits and are required to undertake a Research Project in a Biotechnology related field.

Throughout the Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics students will also gain experience operating cutting edge analytical equipment and cell-culture bioreactors similar to those in industrial-scale production facilities and cover a wide range of emerging topics in biotechnology and, importantly, research management and business skills.

Duration: 2 years

Location: Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong

Intake: July

Annual tuition fee in 2018*: AU$ 33,368

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Macquarie University

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2016 placed Macquarie within the top 50 most International University in the world and in 2017 the QS World University Rankings placed Macquarie University in 5QS Stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria.

Master of Biotechnology

With the world population rapidly growing, the need for products and technologies that can produce sustainable food sources, create cleaner fuels, reduce our environmental footprint and combat disease also grows. Biotechnology which has been employed for thousands of years in agriculture, food production and medicine utilises cellular and biomolecular processes to develop such products and technologies.

This course will equip you with a core competency in advanced molecular biotechnology approaches so that you're primed for a career that is vital to improving our lives and the health of our planet.

Duration: 2 years

Location: North Ryde

Intake: February and July

Annual tuition fee in 2018*: AU$ 37,400

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Master of Biotechnology and Business

As the world becomes hungrier for products and technologies that are cleaner, greener, safer and more efficient, the biotechnology industry which utilises cellular and biomolecular processes to develop such products and technologies is set to boom. When this happens, those with additional skills in business who can navigate a product's journey to market will be in demand.

This course will provide you with advanced skills in biotechnology, as well as the opportunity to acquire sought-after business skills, so that you're well equipped for a business and management career in a science-based organisation, commercial institution or in government.

Duration: 2 years

Location: North Ryde

Intake: February and July

Annual tuition fee in 2018*: AU$ 37,400

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La Trobe University

La Trobe University opened in 1967 as Victoria's third university and has since expanded to become one of Australia's leading higher education institutes. It now has six campuses and accommodates close to 34,000 students. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-2012 placed La Trobe within the top 400 universities in the world and in May 2012 the QS World University Rankings placed La Trobe University among the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50.

Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is an exciting area of science, which combines molecular biology and information technology. It uses the power of computing to tackle biological and medical problems. It's also one the fastest growing industries worldwide.

Biotechnology is becoming increasingly central to a variety of industries, including medicine, diagnostics, agriculture, environmental protection, food technology and renewable resources technology. When you graduate you'll be prepared for work in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics and biotechnology, in business and research throughout the world.

The course offers you the opportunity to carry out a full year of laboratory-based research and participate in multiple weekly practicals. You'll spend between 25 and 30 hours in the lab each week during your second year.

Duration: 2 years

Location: Melbourne

Intake: March and July

Annual tuition fee in 2018*: AU$ 35,400

Apply/Enquire: To know more about this degree including, how to apply, admission requirements, scholarships etc. please fill out our online enquiry form.

Master of Biotechnology Management

This two-year course gives you the competencies required to thrive in the rapidly developing biotechnology industry. It provides a unique combination of studies, allowing you to acquire advanced skills in biotechnology, while attaining sound business/management foundations.

The course aims to leverage advanced training in biotechnology against a business and management setting. You'll have the opportunity to forge a career path in biotechnology industry leadership, and apply scientific foundations to a business and management environment.

Duration: 2 years

Location: Melbourne

Intake: March and July

Annual tuition fee in 2018*: AU$ 34,400

Apply/Enquire: To know more about this degree including, how to apply, admission requirements, scholarships etc. please fill out our online enquiry form.


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