Master of Biotechnology

RMIT University

Program Description

Master of Biotechnology

RMIT University

Master of Biotechnology

Join the rapidly expanding area of biotechnology. You can study one of the major streams - Clinical Microbiology, Food Microbiology or Food Science and Technology - or you can combine courses and graduate with a generic degree in biotechnology.

This program emphasises the application of new knowledge and technologies to practical problems.

In addition to the coursework component, this program includes one optional semester of work experience or a research component.

Learning and teaching

You'll experience learning methods like formal lectures, flexible learning activities, review of current literature, oral presentations and practical experience. Emphasis is on application of new knowledge to practical problems and development of practical skills in the resepective topic areas.

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English. You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.

Program structure

The Master consists of 192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points).

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in applied science, agriculture, science, food science, chemical engineering, medicine, or veterinary medicine discipline.

English language requirements:

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
  • Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 6, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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2 years
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Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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Australia Victoria
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