MC111 - Master of Biotechnology

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RMIT program code: MC111
Plan name: Master of Biotechnology
Plan code: MC111P03
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 045512D

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2019 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Option Course Lists:
 

Credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

You may be eligible for credit or recognition of prior learning (RPL) toward your RMIT program. Please read the How to apply for credit information and complete the forms required. Please ensure that you submit this information by the relevant census date. Please submit your application through the RMIT Connect portal.

 

Preferred Program Plan: Please find the preferred program plan from the Program Manager here. There are 2 Plans - one with 24 cp Biotechnology/Bioinformatics Research Project and other with 48 cp Advanced Biotechnology/Bioinformatics Research project or Work Experience Practicum. You are eligible to take 48 cp research or industry project if you have GPA > 3.0 in first year and pass the interview process. The requirements may be modified from time to time. For further information please refer to the course guides for these courses.

 

2019 Program Transition Plan is available here.

 

Courses listed may not be available in both semesters.

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Bioinformatics12YesBIOL2034City Campus12451234
Gene Technologies 112YesONPS2641City Campus3357
Microbiology12YesBIOL2173City Campus1267
Biostatistics12YesMATH1300City Campus11361131
Biotechnology and Business12YesBUSM4724Bundoora Campus3336
Systems Biology12YesBIOL2499City Campus3356
Protein Technologies12YesBIOL2226City Campus1271
Functional Genomics and Proteomics12YesBIOL2332Bundoora Campus1255
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Note: Advanced Biotechnology Research Project and Work Experience Practicum courses have a pre-requisite of a minimum average grade of DISTINCTION (70+)

 

Graduating with a Minor requires you to complete Forty-Eight (48) credit points in that field. If Students are opting for a Minor, please select Thirty-Six (36) credit points from the Minor Options list below and complete your research project or WIL placement in that field.

 

Option 1: Complete the following One (1) Course

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Research Methods12YesBIOL1070Bundoora Campus1242
BIOL2411City Campus1272
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advanced Biotechnology/Bioinformatics Research Project48YesBIOL2494Bundoora Campus33873335
Work Experience Practicum 248YesBIOL1302Bundoora Campus33823332
AND
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Select and Complete Three (3) courses OR Thirty-Six (36) credit points from the Minors Options List or Science Options List. Please refer to the list of Minor Option courses and Science option courses at the end of the program structure document:

OR

Option 2: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Research Methods12YesBIOL1070Bundoora Campus1242
BIOL2411City Campus1272
Biotechnology/Bioinformatics Research Project24YesBIOL2496City Campus33783328
}
AND
{

Select and Complete Four (4) courses OR (48) credit-points from the Minor Options list and One (1) 12 credit-points course from the Science Options list: Please refer to the Minor Options List and Science Options List at the end of this program structure

OR

Select and Complete Five (5) Courses (sixty-60 credit point) from the Science Options List: Please refer to the Science Option courses at the end of this program structure document.

}
 
AND

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Option Course Lists:

Food Technology Minor Option List:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Food Safety Plans12YesONPS2377City Campus1256
Food Microbiology12YesONPS2374City Campus1251
Industrial Microbiology12YesONPS1060Bundoora Campus1261
Rheology and Food Biophysics12YesONPS2521Bundoora Campus1274
Food Chemistry12YesCHEM1226City Campus1293
Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Behaviour12YesONPS2526Bundoora Campus1281
Dairy Science and Technology12YesONPS2522Bundoora Campus1240
Food Quality Assurance12YesONPS2530Bundoora Campus1255
AND

Clinical Microbiology Minor Option List:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Clinical Biochemistry 112ONPS2340Bundoora Campus2030
Medical Microbiology 212YesONPS1048Bundoora Campus1263
Medical Microbiology 112YesONPS1054Bundoora Campus1265
Industrial Microbiology12YesONPS1060Bundoora Campus1261
Applied Biochemical Methods12YesBIOL2322Bundoora Campus2709
Viruses and Infections12YesBIOL2402City Campus1274
Parasites12YesBIOL2401City Campus1275
Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics12YesONPS2639Bundoora Campus2072
AND

Science Options List

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Environmental Biotechnology12YesBIOL2370City Campus1249
Industrial Microbiology12YesONPS1060Bundoora Campus1261
Applied Biochemical Methods12YesBIOL2322Bundoora Campus2709
Programming Fundamentals for Scientists12YesCOSC2752City Campus3350
Practical Data Science12YesCOSC2670City Campus1367
Immunology12YesONPS1050Bundoora Campus1258
Ecotoxicology12YesENVI1004Bundoora Campus1246 (FF)
Food Safety Plans12YesONPS2377City Campus1256
Food Microbiology12YesONPS2374City Campus1251
Rheology and Food Biophysics12YesONPS2521Bundoora Campus1274
Food Chemistry12YesCHEM1226City Campus1293
Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Behaviour12YesONPS2526Bundoora Campus1281
Dairy Science and Technology12YesONPS2522Bundoora Campus1240
Food Quality Assurance12YesONPS2530Bundoora Campus1255
Clinical Biochemistry 112ONPS2340Bundoora Campus2030
Medical Microbiology 212YesONPS1048Bundoora Campus1263
Medical Microbiology 112YesONPS1054Bundoora Campus1265
Viruses and Infections12YesBIOL2402City Campus1274
Parasites12YesBIOL2401City Campus1275
Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics12YesONPS2639Bundoora Campus2072
 

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College of Science, Engineering and Health
Academic Services Centre - Melbourne City Campus

Enquiries can be submitted via the RMIT Connect Student Portal 

Building 10, Level 9, Room 1
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: +61 3 9925 2621

 

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