MR231 - Master of Science (Applied Biology & Biotechnology)
Plan: MR231 - Master of Science
Campus: Bundoora Campus
Purpose of the Program
Award title: Master of Science
Award abbreviation: MSc
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Location: RMIT Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
ASCED code: 010900
CRICOS code: 079684C
Purpose of the Program
This Master of Science degree develops advanced research principles and methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in Applied Biology and Biotechnology. Upon graduation with a Master of Science degree from RMIT University you will have developed:
- high level skills in research processes,
- the ability to solve complex problems and provide high-level, strategic and research-based advice in a variety of settings.
- the ability to analyse and synthesise knowledge related to specific disciplines, and
- high level communication skills.
You will also be able to take advantage of holding an internationally recognised degree from a highly reputable university which is globally well known.
A Master of Science degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate environments.
Individually supervised research programs are available in the following areas of research focus:
- environmental and molecular approaches to diagnose and develop solutions for disease, agricultural and environmental problems;
- microbiology (food, medical and environmental biotechnology, vaccine development, fundamentals of pathogen/host interactions);
- aquatic and marine biology;
- plant biology (plant biotechnology and genomics, molecular plant breeding, ecotoxicogenomics, fire and environmental ecology);
- ecotoxicology (biomarkers for environmental pollutants);
- genomics and sequencing techniques applied to various organisms.
The Master of Science may be undertaken in project or thesis mode. Prospective candidates should discuss these modes of submission with their potential supervisor/s prior to application.
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Applicants for masters by research programs must have completed one of the following from a recognised higher education institution:
- a four year bachelor degree with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year;
- another recognised award deemed to be equivalent in character and standard to a four year undergraduate degree, with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year.
Alternatively applicants may provide evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and experience that satisfies the Dean of the School of Graduate Research or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.
For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents webpage.
English Language Requirements
A minimum IELTS (academic module) overall score 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents webpage (unresolved).
These entrance requirements are the minimum academic standard you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for the program. You will need to complete a selection task as part of your application. See the Postgraduate Research Admission Application Form for more details.Top of page
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