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Degree

Master of Biotechnology - Undeclared (Undeclared)

About the program

  • 41,936 AUD

    Tuition
  • 2 years

    Years of study
  • 2 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 5 out of 7

    Minimum required GPA
  • 5599

    Course Code
  • 082611E

    CRICOS Code
Included
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Summer-February 30-November-2021 30-November-2021
Winter-July 31-May-2022 31-May-2022
Summer-February 30-November-2022 30-November-2022
Winter-July 31-May-2023 31-May-2023

Master of Biotechnology - Undeclared (Undeclared)

The Master of Biotechnology program is designed for scientists who want to update their technical skills in core areas such as molecular biology, protein technology or bioinformatics, or acquire research laboratory experience. The program also suits legal or business professionals with some scientific background who want to learn about the latest technological developments.

For your two years of full-time studies, you'll select from more than 30 courses, allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals.

Specialise in Agricultural Biotechnology to discover how to meet environmental and food security challenges with gene editing, genomics, proteomics, recombinant DNA technology, bioinformatics and disease diagnostics. Alternatively, you can choose electives in molecular genetics, food microbiology, entrepreneurship and strategy, intellectual property, drug discovery and development, immunology and infectious diseases, and more.

You'll also have the opportunity to put your learning into practice through internships, placements and international study options that focus on research and development, commercialisation, marketing and the business of science.

With more than 400 biotechnology companies and some 600 medical device companies in Australia alone, graduates are highly sought after for roles in health, agriculture, diagnostics, the environment, forestry, law and commerce.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$54,788

Total costs

yearly

$7,884

Cost of living

1 person

$4,968

Accommodation

1 bed room

$41,936

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Bachelor degree in any field, with a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale.

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

 

Pathways:

  • English pathway:

If you meet the academic requirements for entry to a UQ program and are within the range of English proficiency required for that program, you can apply for entry and be made a package offer.

If you meet all the academic requirements for entry into an undergraduate or postgraduate program and still need to meet UQ's English language requirements, you may be eligible for a package offer.

  • GPA pathway:

What is an articulation offer?

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An articulation offer applies to some postgraduate coursework programs. It is an offer to begin studying at a lower level than you applied for, with the ability to articulate/program change into the subsequent master's program.

If you do not meet the GPA requirement for the program that you have applied for, you may be made an articulation offer to commence in an alternative program to give you an opportunity to meet the required GPA. You would need to attain the required GPA for the alternate program to be permitted to articulate/program change into the subsequent master's program.

Required documents

  • Transcript
  • Award / Testamur
  • English language Test
  • Curriculum Vita / Work Reference
  • Passport / National ID card
  • GTE Checklist
  • GTE Assessment Form
  • Other Supporting Document/s

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

87
19
listening
21
writing
19
speaking
19
reading

PTE

64
60
listening
60
writing
60
speaking
60
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

The Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE) offers English language courses that can help you meet UQ's English language requirements.

Package offers:

If you meet all the academic entry requirements for your preferred UQ program, but need help to meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for a package offer.

A package offer includes:

  • an English language course at UQ's Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE), and
  • a conditional offer of admission to a UQ program.

When you apply for your UQ program, indicate that you want to apply for a package offer. Don't apply directly to ICTE.

You still need to provide evidence of your current English language ability (e.g. IELTS or another recognised test). We will assess your skills and place you in the best English course for your level.

Depending on your current English level you will be offered a place in one of the following English language pathways:

  • Bridging English (BE) – study for between 10 and 30 weeks. You can use the final assessment to satisfy the English language entry requirements for your UQ program.

Entry requirements:

You need to meet the academic requirements for entry to the UQ program and be within the specified range of English language proficiency for that program. Minimum entry is IELTS 5.0 or recognised equivalent for most programs, with some programs requiring a higher level.

  • General English (GE) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – study for between 5 and 45 weeks. Take an approved English language test at ICTE at the end of the course to show you meet UQ's English language entry requirements.

Entry requirements:

General English (GE): IELTS 4.0 to IELTS 4.5

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) has three entry points – IELTS 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0. 

Bridging English (BE): Minimum entry is IELTS 5.0 (or recognised equivalent) for most UQ programs, with some UQ programs requiring a higher level.

 


Career Opportunities

  • Plant breeding and engineering specialist
  • Nanotechnology and biosensor application specialist
  • Diagnostic test developer
  • Business plan analyst
  • Pharmaceutical designer
  • Industry researcher
  • Venture capital consultant
  • Plant breeding, engineering, cropping or horticulture specialist
  • Plant and animal geneticist
  • Agricultural advisory board member

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