Graduate Diploma of Science - Biotechnology

Swinburne University of Technology

The Graduate Diploma of Science (Biotechnology) aims to provide advanced education in biotechnology and to prepare students for undertaking diverse types of careers in this field e.g. medicine and health, agriculture, pharmaceutical and environmental industries, biotechnology businesses, as well as the education sector. The course is specifically designed for students who have a first degree in basic biological or chemical sciences e.g. botany, zoology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, agriculture, veterinary science, but little prior education in biotechnology. The Graduate Diploma of Science (Biotechnology) is part of a nested suite of courses that includes the Graduate Diploma of Science (Biotechnology) and Master of Science (Biotechnology).

Course Fee:

Australian: $29,600
International: $32,110

Entry Requirements:

Recognised Bachelor degree in biological or chemical science. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%; minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20; Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50); any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.

Structure:

100 credit points: 8 units

Subjects you can Study:

Biotechnology

Study Pathways:

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Who for:

Students who have a first degree in basic biological or chemical sciences but have little prior education in biotechnology

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Related Careers:

Biotechnologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn No info Yes Part time
Higher Education Hawthorn No info Yes Full time 1 year

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