Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: No deadline
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: A$80
Intakes: March, July
International tuition: A$36,600
Domestic tuition: A$31,400

Program overview

You'll learn: Bioinformatics Learn how to use and apply commonly available bioinformatics software programs to address biological problems. Practical biotechnology Enhance your practical skills in contemporary molecular biology applications. Learn about cloning, protein expression, protein purification and immunoblotting. Scientific communication skills Build your expertise in report writing and data presentation while gaining knowledge of copyright, plagiarism, databases, journals and online resources. Proteomics and genomics Gain theoretical experience in advanced technologies such as CRISPR-mediated gene editing, next generation sequencing and mass spectrometry. Protein chemistry Carry out a range of laboratory techniques to purify and characterise protein preparations.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



Academic entry requirement Academic level Australian Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) Specialisations (Compulsory) At least two years (four semesters) of biology, including at least two semesters in ANY of the following areas of study at second-year level or above: biochemistry biotechnology cell biology genetics immunology microbiology English language requirement IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Career opportunities

Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing areas in science and there's high demand for skilled graduates. Graduates will be well placed to pursue roles such as: Biotechnologist Work in biopharmaceutical research and development to design and construct biological systems to produce medically relevant products. Keep abreast of new strategies in the field of molecular biology. Analyse, report and document data. Contribute to the production of technical notes or the dissemination of findings. Bioinformatician Work with different researchers on a variety of projects. Advise stakeholders on study, design and interpretation of data. Communicate study findings to researchers clearly and effectively. Prepare figures for publication. Research assistant Perform and analyse experiments, develop assays, provide technical support to the research team and manage the day-to-day running of the laboratory. You may choose to work in the biotechnology sector, a university or a research Institute.

Campus location

Melbourne , Australia