The Master of Biomedical Science offers graduates a pathway into a research or other science based career, or PhD studies.
This program is an alternative to the Honours to PhD pathway. Students undertake a major research project and discipline-specific coursework subjects. In addition, a suite of professional business and communication subjects are offered to complement and enhance the research undertaken and to progress students’ career opportunities.
The objectives of this course are to provide students with skills in:
• conducting research in biomedical and health sciences;
• designing experiments;
• taking responsibility for managing a research project;
• preparing and giving an oral and written presentation of the results;
• expressing intellectual, scientific arguments; and
• assimilating and critically evaluating existing knowledge within a scientific paradigm.
Biochemical Engineering creates solutions to the most pressing problems the world is facing in relation to energy, food, water and the environment.
Biochemical engineers explore the development of large-scale processes using microbial, plant or animal cells.
You will design novel bioproducts and bioprocesses that will have applications in food and beverage engineering, production of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, and environmental remediation.
You will benefit from interaction with industry representatives and work on a design or research project, which may take the form of an industrial placement.
The Master of Engineering (Biochemical) will lead to a formal qualification in biochemical engineering.
Biochemical engineers explore the development of large-scale processes using microbial, plant or animal cells and design novel bioprocesses that have applications in the production of bioproducts, such as cosmetics, cheese, beer, wine, biofuels and pharmaceuticals.
You may enter a variety of industries including: food and beverage processing; pharmaceutical manufacture; cosmetics; biological waste treatment and bioremediation.
Employment opportunities exist with companies, such as CSL Limited, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), National Foods, Nestlé, Mondelez International and Melbourne Water and with organisations such as the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
The Master of Engineering is professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks — EUR-ACE® and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia). Graduates can work as chartered professional engineers throughout Europe, and as professional engineers in the 17 countries of the Washington Accord.
Master of Engineering (Biochemical) is also accredited by IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers). This accreditation has worldwide recognition.