Graduate Diploma of Biotechnology

Year

2010

Course Code

104906

Version

1

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Pre-requisites

Completion to an appropriate standard, of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedical Science, from this or from another university; or

Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Engineering as equivalent to the above.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

Core Subjects

BC5201:03 Biotechnology

BZ5420:03 Genetics for Biology

BZ5450:03 Ecological and Conservation Genetics

Options

Select 9 credit points of specified level 5 subjects

AQ5004:03 Aquaculture: Genetics and Stock Improvement

BC5101:03 Genes, Genomes and Development

BC5102:03 Advanced Cell Biology

BC5202:03 Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

or BZ5501:03 Special Topic 1

or BZ5502:03 Special Topic 2

or BZ5503:03 Literature Review

BZ5501:03 Special Topic 1

or BZ5502:03 Special Topic 2

or BZ5503:03 Literature Review

or BC5202:03 Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

MI5000:03 Epidemiology

MI5003:03 Advanced Marine Microbiology

MI5021:03 Advanced Clinical Microbiology

MI5031:03 Advanced Aquatic Pathobiology

TV5120:03 Advanced Microbiology and Immunology

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of any AQ, BC, BZ, MI, TV level 5 subjects.

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date

1-09

10/2009

Original document

10/2009