Graduate Diploma of Science (Biotechnology)
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
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Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
A$39600 (annual for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
- 6 Core units (75 credit points)
- 2 Elective units (25 credit points)
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Graduate Diploma in Science (Biotechnology) is 50 credit points (normally four units)
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities and course aims and objectives.
Aims and objectives
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in key areas of biotechnology, of relevance to the profession of biotechnology and the advancement of science and society.
- 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.
- Demonstrate advanced cognitive, creative and analytical skills to identify, review, systematically analyse and critically appraise specialised concepts in biotechnology.
- Interpret and solve a range of complex scientific problems, by analysing data, designing experiments, and/or formulating other types of investigations.
- 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.
- Communicate effectively by using a variety of modes including written and oral communications to convey scientific results, information, or alternative arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes.
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
- Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
- any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.
Find out more about English language requirements.
How to apply
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Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)