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Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Course Description

This unique course aims to train you in the key elements of biotechnology and the manipulation of molecular biological data, with a strong emphasis on embedding research skills. The course offers a wide variety of practical experiences in laboratory settings, including intensive short projects, industry visits and multiple weekly practical sessions. The program also provides opportunities to develop your communication and higher order thinking skills, including analysis, critical inquiry and problem-solving. In second year, you will undertake a year-long individual project as a member of a specialised research group, under the supervision of a scientific mentor.

You will have the chance to conduct research in our new facilities within the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences (LIMS) or AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience, both located at the Melbourne Campus.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.

Additional information

Please note this course title has yet to receive CRICOS registration and as such is currently registered as the Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.

This course forms the first year of the Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.

Biotechnology and bioinformatics are rapidly growing fields worldwide. You can work in biotechnology enterprises in Australia and overseas.

How to apply?

Enquire now (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/contact/international/ask-a-question) about any course for international students or find out how to apply (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/international).

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly - http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/costs/international?tab=scholarships

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Visit the Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics page on the La Trobe University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An Australian Bachelor's degree containing at least second-year university-level biology, or an approved international equivalent.

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