Biotechnology is becoming increasingly central to a variety of industries, including medicine, diagnostics, agriculture, environmental protection, food technology and renewable resources technology. Bioinformatics is an exciting area of science, focusing on the interface of molecular biology and information technology. It uses the power of computing to tackle biological and medical problems.
This is a unique laboratory-based course that aims to equip you with the skills you'll need to succeed in the rapidly developing field of biotechnology. The curriculum covers key elements of biotechnology and the manipulation of molecular biological data.
The course has a strong research focus and offers you the opportunity to work in a specifically designed laboratory, take part in industry visits and participate in multiple weekly practicals.
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 percent overall and 60 percent in the 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 the 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.
Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree in at least second-year university-level biology, or an approved international equivalent.
You may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics after completing the first year, but only if you decide not to proceed to the second year.
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