We aim to equip you with the broad range of skills required to succeed in the rapidly developing field of biotechnology - one of the fastest growing industries in the world. This highly regarded course offers a theoretical and practical education designed to advance your knowledge and skills in molecular biotechnology. The course has a strong research focus that aims to prepare you for work in the sector. Our subjects are less lecture-based and more enquiry-based, involving small group workshops and tutorials. This course does not qualify you to enrol in a PhD. However, you may choose to transfer to the two year (four semester) Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics if you prefer to focus on research.
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.
An Australian Bachelor's degree containing at least two years (four semesters) of biology and at least one of biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, genetics, biotechnology, botany, pharmacology or pharmacy.
Recipient: La Trobe University
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