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Master of Biotechnology

Course Description

The Master of Biotechnology is a general degree with the option to follow one of two speciality streams in Clinical Microbiology or Food Science.

This program emphasises the application of new knowledge and technologies to solving practical problems.

In addition to the coursework component, the Master of Biotechnology includes one optional semester of work experience or a research project.

Specialised streams
Master of Biotechnology (Clinical Microbiology)
This degree focuses on microbes that cause infectious disease, and how to identify, diagnose and treat the microbes and the diseases they cause. Typically, students will find employment in hospital and private diagnostic labs, research labs, or Biotechnology companies.

Master of Biotechnology (Food Science)
Many aspects of Food Science are covered in this degree, including food composition, food safety, product development and many others. A wide range of employment opportunities in the diverse food industry are available for graduates.

All students will undertake a bioinformatics research project in which real-world data is analysed.

Graduates are employed in industries such as biotechnology companies, medical research institutes, universities, government bodies and hospitals as research staff or senior scientists.

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 in biological sciences, food science/technology, biotechnology, medicine, veterinary science, dentistry or equivalent; and successful completion of a chemistry, biochemistry or microbiology courses in a bachelor degree or equivalent.. English requirements:One of the following: IELTS - 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)TOEFL - Paper Based = 580+ (TWE 4.5+) TOEFL - Computer Based = 237+ (TWE 4.5+)REW - English for Academic Purposes Advanced 1 & 2

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