Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
Note: This program has been replaced by C5363 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology).
Specialise in molecular biology, develop a broad-ranged knowledge of scientific principles and gain practical laboratory experience to start your career in the biotechnology industry.
As a biotechnologist you'll apply your knowledge of living systems to solving important practical issues including controlling disease and making the environment safer.
You'll provide technical support to scientists working in research, production and testing positions in government and commercial laboratories.
*Programs may change as training packages are updated.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Your classes will be small groups of up to 30 students to maximise interaction between students and staff.
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.
In your second year, you'll complete a 10-day work placement organised by RMIT.
The placement will take place in laboratories ranging from small research labs to large biotechnology companies.
Graduates work as technicians in biotechnology laboratories and provide technical support for scientists working in:
- medical research
- vaccine production
- diagnostic screening
- commercial plant propagation
- food microbiology.
Program and course information
Get started in the biotechnology industry
Develop practical skills for working with living systems in medicine, agriculture and food microbiology.