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Graduate Certificate of Biotechnology

Course Code

53411

Version

5

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Graduate Certificates

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.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Graduate Certificate Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).

Course Structure

Options

BC5101:03  Genes, Genomes and Development

or

BC5201:03 Biotechnology

PLUS

AQ5004:03  Aquaculture: Stock Improvement

or

BZ5450:03  Ecological and Conservation Genetics

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of specified level 5 subjects

BC5102:03 Advanced Cell Biology

BZ5420:03 Ecological Genetics

MI5000:03 Biomedical Epidemiology

MI5003:03  Advanced Marine Microbiology

MI5031:03  Advanced Aquatic Pathobiology

TV5120:03  Advanced Microbiology and Immunology

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any AQ, BC, BZ, MI, TV level 5 subjects.

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

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 13 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