Master of Biotechnology - Clinical Microbiology

RMIT University

Students will study molecular biology and immunology, molecular pathogenesis of human and animal infections, and diagnosis of major microbial infections including molecular techniques for rapid diagnosis. Special emphasis is placed on the application of new technologies to solve problems like development of new diagnostic tests and vaccines.

Course Fee:

Australian: $59,520
International: $67,200

Entry Requirements:

An Australian bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 in Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, or equivalent. Successful completion of a Chemistry or Biochemistry and Microbiology course in a bachelor degree.

Structure:

192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points). Applied biochemical methods; Bacterial infections; Bioinformatics; Biomolecules and cellular regulation; Biopharmaceuticals; Biostatistics; Biotechnology: regulation and law; Clinical biochemistry; Computational biology; Diagnostics and biotherapies; Gene technologies; Immunology; Medical genetics and diagnostics; Medical microbiology; Medical mycology; Pathogenesis of enteric infections; Research methods; Research project; Scientific skills and tools; Viral infections; Work experience practicum.

Subjects you can Study:

Clinical microbiology

Study Pathways:

Relevant work experience at an appropriate level and duration is recognised as an equivalent to 1 full-time semester or 1 part-time year. Applications for recognition of work experience are assessed on an individual basis. If applicants have completed a Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology at another institution they may receive up to 96 credit points towards the Master of Biotechnology, depending on the equivalence of courses.

Further information:

If applicants have not successfully completed a microbiology course at undergraduate level, or an equivalent, they will be required to enrol in second year microbiology during their first semester.

Recognition:

Depending on courses studied: The Australian Society for Microbiology, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Microbiology, British Mycological Society, Australian Institute of Biology, International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Asian Fisheries Society, World Aquaculture Society, Zoological Society of London, Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology, Australian Society for Limnology.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Related Careers:

Microbiologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 2 years
City No info No Part time 4 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
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  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

If you would like any further information, please complete an enquiry form for local or international students. 

 

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