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Melbourne City and Bundoora
This program gives you expertise in a broad range of the modern molecular technologies used in research and industry.
Biotechnologists use gene manipulation of plants, animals and micro-organisms to create new biological products for pharmaceutical, agricultural, diagnostic and environmental use.
They also develop diagnostic tools to detect diseases rapidly and conduct human stem cell research with the aim of treating or preventing illnesses.
In this program you’ll study the applied aspects of the major biological sciences, such as genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, animal and plant science, as well as specialising in bioinformatics, gene technologies and proteomics.
You can choose to major in either molecular biology or microbiology.
You’ll be learning from leading researchers and have the chance to gain plenty of hands-on experience in research laboratories. Practical classes simulate the type of work performed in the workplace and ensure you’re job-ready when you graduate.
As a graduate you could be involved in applying the latest technologies and techniques in molecular biology and genetics to solve a range of problems such as diagnosing genes that cause cancer, making crops and livestock less vulnerable to disease and making food safer.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You will have the opportunity to work on research projects and practical activities, often undertaken in collaboration with industry.
The final year Science Project course will also provide you with the opportunity to develop an independent research project, which can involve an industry partner.
Industry experts also guest lecture during the final year of the program.
There are a wide range of graduate opportunities because of the broad training and flexibility of the program.
Graduates are employed in research, diagnosis and technique development in public institutions such as the CSIRO, AQIS, police forensics, research institutes, biosecurity, universities and hospitals and in private industry (areas such as fermentation, food, biotechnology, cell products and vaccines).
With experience, graduates have gone on to become state and national leaders and involved in exciting projects such as the sequencing of the human genome.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Depending on the major area of study chosen, graduates can apply for professional membership of:
Program and course information
Modern molecular technologies
Apply the latest technologies and techniques in molecular biology and genetics to solve a range of problems