Master of Biotechnology


Program Description

Unique in Australia, this course offers a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology in combination with training in enterprise, commercialization and intellectual property (IP) protection with specializations in either Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetics, and Breeding or Genetics and Genomics.

Using world-leading research staff, business experts and mentors in biotechnology companies, you're provided with the fundamental academic and business skills needed to make a significant contribution to the biotechnology sector.

About The Course

Biotechnology is rapidly becoming central to our lives. The use of plants, animals, and bacteria, enhanced by areas such as genetics and genomics gives rise to new food, fiber and chemical production routes, new strategies for environmental protection and stewardship as well as training the next generation of biomolecular scientists. This is a signature program that set us apart from other universities by offering a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology and combining this with training in enterprise and commercialization. This includes developing the theory of genetics and molecular biology in parallel with skills training in practical techniques such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, recombinant DNA methods, and basic and advanced bioinformatics.

Current streams include the application of biotechnology to Plant and Animal Breeding, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetics and Genomics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Commercialisation.

This cross-Faculty course draws on the expertise of staff in the UWA Business School, business angels and mentors in biotechnology businesses to provide the academic and business skills you’ll need to make a significant contribution to the biotechnology sector now and in the future. You can also pursue options from other faculties. You will be well positioned to pursue careers in international research laboratories, government agencies, and the private sector.

Last updated September 2018

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