Master of  Biotechnology

Program code: 5386

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Why study the Master of Biotechnology

There is currently a tremendous growth in the international biotechnology industry and allied service sector. Research and development managers require scientists with core technical skills, knowledge of commercial imperatives and current regulatory environments.

This program is designed for scientists who want to update their technical skills in core areas such as molecular biology, protein technology or bioinformatics, or who wish to acquire research laboratory experience. The programs also suit legal or business professionals with some scientific background who want to learn about the latest technological developments.

Graduates possess an understanding of a broad range of modern biotechnologies; the commercialisation of products and marketing; the business environment, including business planning and project management; and how research and development are undertaken in industry settings.

The Master of Biotechnology Program is accredited by the US Council of Graduate Schools (Washington DC) as Professional Science Master's programs.

Summary

  • Program code
    5386
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

An approved equivalent Bachelor degree (Honours) in Biotechnology, Science, Bioinformatics, Pharmacy or Engineering; or

Bachelor degree in a relevant field incorporating a major research project, or an additional postgraduate qualification incorporating a major research project, or other significant research experience.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

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Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Biotechnology are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Biotechnology. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Biotechnology at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Biotechnology have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Biotechnology pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $27,220
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Master of Biotechnology for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program.

The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Master of Biotechnology can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Biotechnology is 5386. You'll need this when applying.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Biotechnology is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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