Biotechnology courses

Swinburne University of Technology

Master Of Science (biotechnology) in Swinburne University of Technology

  • Duration : 2 Years
  • Intake : Mar,Aug
  • Level : Postgraduate
  • Tuition & fees : $ 34,960 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.5
  • TOEFL : 79
  • PTE : 58


About Master Of Science (biotechnology) in Swinburne University of Technology

The Master of Science (Biotechnology) provides an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of biotechnology, including molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and medical, industrial, forensic, agricultural and environmental biotechnology. It allows students to study to their desired level and focus on their particular field of interest.

Career opportunities

Medical laboratory scientists, scientific officers or research and development scientists in diverse fields including, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, diagnostic services and pathology services, pharmaceutical industries, forensic science laboratories, veterinary science, racing industry, agribusinesses, wine industry and breweries, biotechnology businesses, food technologists, quality assurance officers, occupational health and safety officers, scientific sales representatives/ executives, associates to patent attorneys, staff with science publishers, newspaper writers in this field, also PhD students in any of the above fields.

Aims and objectives

The Master of Science (Biotechnology) graduates will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a body of advanced knowledge and skills, including new developments in key areas of biotechnology, relevance to the profession of biotechnology and the advancement of science and society and care of the environment.

2. Plan and implement an independent biotechnology research project, applying research principles and methods and using technical research skills.

3. Demonstrate well-developed technical skills and creativity to apply the theoretical knowledge for designing and/or undertaking practical and other professional work in diverse areas of biotechnology.

4. Demonstrate specialised cognitive and creative skills to identity, review, systematically analyse and critically appraise complex and highly specialised concepts in theoretical and applied aspects of biotechnology.

5. Interpret and solve a range of complex scientific problems, of technical, conceptual or abstract nature, by analysing data, designing experiments, and/or formulating other types of investigations.

6. Work independently, efficiently and responsibly, as individuals or within a team or group situation, being accountable for personal duties and outputs as well as communicating with others to achieve team/group outputs.

7. Communicate effectively by using a variety of modes including written, oral and e- communications to convey scientific results, information, or alternative arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes.

Bachelors: No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Applicants must have completed a three-year undergraduate Science degree in a biological or chemical science (e.g. biology, botany, zoology, agriculture, forestry, health sciences, veterinary science, chemistry) equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree

English language requirements

Each Swinburne course has a minimum English language requirement for entry.

Swinburne English Language Centre - EAP 5 advanced level with overall 65% & all skills 65% or above

IELTS (Academic Module) - Overall 6.5  No individual band below 6.0

PTE Academic - 79 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20)

PTE Academic - 58 (no communicative skill less than 50)

Swinburne University of Technology Highlights

University Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1908
Student Ratio (Female to Male) 38:62
Graduate Employability Rate 84.8%
No. of Courses 261
No. of International Students 26%
Cost of Attendance AUD 20,000 – AUD 50,000 (annually)
Applications Accepted Agent/Online
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Semester wise
Mode of Program Full time; part time and online

Swinburne University of Technology  Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Department Name Total Fee (UG)
Arts and Humanities AUD 19,698 – AUD 24,623
Aviation AUD 32,874
Business AUD 32,874 – AUD 41,093
Design AUD 19,698 – AUD 28,077
Engineering AUD 39,070 – AUD 49,845
Health Sciences AUD 28,077 – AUD 35,096
Sciences and IT AUD 28,077 – AUD 37,436
Law AUD 43,832
Media and Communication AUD 19,698 – AUD 24,623
Nursing AUD 26,400

Swinburne University of Technology Admission Process

  • Application Form: International students can apply through an agent or apply through the online portal.
  • Common requirements: Attach (translated) certified academic transcripts, work/academic experience (if any), referee reports, along with degree/diploma (for PG admissions).
  • Additional requirements: Official financial statement, copy of passport- photo page, visa details, portfolio (for design courses), etc.
  • Application deadlines: Semester 1: 15 December; Semester 2: 31 May The following table shows English Proficiency Test score requirements for UG and PG admissions:

Swinburne University of Technology English language requirements 

Test UG Courses Requirement PG Courses Requirement
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 6.5
PTE 50 58
TOEFL (IBT) 75 79

Know more about Studying in Australia

Tuition Fees in Australia (1st Year Average) BE/Btech: AUD 29109 | MBA: AUD 35139 | MS: AUD 36803 | BBA: AUD 28693 | MEng: AUD 39298 | BSc: AUD 34307 | MIM: AUD 39298 | MFin: AUD 35347 | MArch: AUD 37218 | BHM: AUD 28693 | MIS: AUD 35347 | MEM: AUD 43040
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in Australia AUD 1680 Per Month Approx
Entrance Exams in Australia TOEFL: 77 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 57 | GRE: 300 | GMAT: 600
Work and Study in Australia Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in Australia 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in Australia AUD 620
Student Visa in Australia The subclasses for the visa were reduced to two from the eight for convenience. The two visa subclasses are Subclass 500 (for students) and Subclass 590 (For Student Guardian).
Intakes in Australia There are Two Main Intakes in Australia: February and July.
Top Job Sectors in Australia Health Care and Social Assiastance, Construction, Education, Manufacturing, Public Administration and Safety, Transport & Logistics, etc.
Economy in Australia 1.7% (2019e) 2.3% (2020e), 10th Largest in the World by Nominal
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 34,960

Hostel & Meals :

$ 13,780

Total

$ 48,740

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