Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Biotechnology is central to our lives. The use of plants, animals and bacteria, enhanced by areas such as genetics, genomics and synthetic biology, gives rise to new food, fibre and biochemical production routes, and new strategies for environmental protection and stewardship, all central requirements as the global population increases over the coming decades. You will study the theory of genetics and molecular biology and receive world-class training in ‘next generation’ practical techniques such as proteomics, metabolomics, genomics, and synthetic biology. These core skills will be complemented by bioinformatics practices.
The Master of Biotechnology is offered by coursework or coursework and dissertation. While the standard timeframe for completion of this degree is two years (full time), if students have previously completed an undergraduate degree in a cognate (related) area it may be possible to complete within 1.5 years. The course offers a focussed, advanced learning experience that will enhance career choices. Students must complete all core units and specialisation core units. This degree also provides the flexibility to choose from a range of units to complement specific interests. Course structures for the master's degrees with the new 1.5 to 2 years structure (72 to 96 points) are now available via the UWA Handbook. Visit handbooks.uwa.edu.au/courses for details.
- Biochemistry and molecular biology
- Environmental biotechnology
- Genetics and breeding
- Genetics and genomics
Standard entry requirements
- (1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—(a) a Bachelor of Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA
- And(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent
- And(c) met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation(2) For the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisation an applicant must have—(a) successfully completed intermediate units at a tertiary level in Biochemistry, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA
- And(b) successfully completed intermediate units at a tertiary level in Molecular Biology, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA(3) For the Environmental and Agricultural Biotechnology specialisation, an applicant must have successfully completed Chemistry ATAR, or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry equivalent, as recognised by UWA(4) For the Genetics and Genomics specialisation, an applicant must have successfully completed intermediate units at a tertiary level in Genetics, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA(5) For the AQUAtech specialistion an applicant must have successfully completed Chemistry ATAR, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA(6) For the Synthetic Biology specialisation an applicant must have successfully completed intermediate units at a tertiary level in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or Genetics, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA
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