GD129 - Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Business

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Plan: GD129 - Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Business
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Business
Award abbreviation: GradDipBiotech&Bus
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 semesters full time and 4 semesters part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
ASCED code: 010999
CRICOS code: 040970G

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Purpose of the Program

This program prepares students to operate professionally across discipline boundaries and at the interfaces of the scientific, government, business and commercial sectors of the biotechnology industry.  The program links science and technology knowledge in the biological sciences with business expertise relevant to technology management, technology transfer and the commercialisation of research product.

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Articulation and pathways

Some credit transfers will be granted for academically equivalent postgraduate courses completed at recognised tertiary institutions.   Students may apply for transfer to another RMIT postgraduate program and may be given credit transfer for relevant courses completed in this program.  Normal application procedures apply for transfer to a new program.

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Entrance requirements

A tertiary degree from a recognised institution with a minimum credit average.  Students with more than 3 years relevant work experience after graduation may undertake executive mode management studies.  Students with little or no work experience after graduation may undertake graduate mode management studies.
English language requirements for postgraduate programs are published on the RMIT website.

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External accreditation and industry links

The program was designed with consultation from companies, service organisations and government bodies involved in the biotechnology industry.  Industry experts have significant input into course development and course presentation. Students may undertake an industry-based research project.  The program is not subject to external accreditation

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist yourlearning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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