The Master of Science (Biotechnology) provides an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of biotechnology, including molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and medical, industrial, forensic, agricultural and environmental biotechnology. It allows students to study to their desired level and focus on their particular field of interest.
Medical laboratory scientists, scientific officers or research and development scientists in diverse fields including, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, diagnostic services and pathology services, pharmaceutical industries, forensic science laboratories, veterinary science, racing industry, agribusinesses, wine industry and breweries, biotechnology businesses, food technologists, quality assurance officers, occupational health and safety officers, scientific sales representatives/ executives, associates to patent attorneys, staff with science publishers, newspaper writers in this field, also PhD students in any of the above fields.
Aims and objectives
The Master of Science (Biotechnology) graduates will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a body of advanced knowledge and skills, including new developments in key areas of biotechnology, relevance to the profession of biotechnology and the advancement of science and society and care of the environment.
2. Plan and implement an independent biotechnology research project, applying research principles and methods and using technical research skills.
3. Demonstrate well-developed technical skills and creativity to apply the theoretical knowledge for designing and/or undertaking practical and other professional work in diverse areas of biotechnology.
4. Demonstrate specialised cognitive and creative skills to identity, review, systematically analyse and critically appraise complex and highly specialised concepts in theoretical and applied aspects of biotechnology.
5. Interpret and solve a range of complex scientific problems, of technical, conceptual or abstract nature, by analysing data, designing experiments, and/or formulating other types of investigations.
6. Work independently, efficiently and responsibly, as individuals or within a team or group situation, being accountable for personal duties and outputs as well as communicating with others to achieve team/group outputs.
7. Communicate effectively by using a variety of modes including written, oral and e- communications to convey scientific results, information, or alternative arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes.
Swinburne University of Technology Highlights
Student Ratio (Female to Male)
Graduate Employability Rate
No. of Courses
No. of International Students
Cost of Attendance
AUD 20,000 – AUD 50,000 (annually)
Mode of Program
Full time; part time and online
Swinburne University of Technology Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses
Total Fee (UG)
Arts and Humanities
AUD 19,698 – AUD 24,623
AUD 32,874 – AUD 41,093
AUD 19,698 – AUD 28,077
AUD 39,070 – AUD 49,845
AUD 28,077 – AUD 35,096
Sciences and IT
AUD 28,077 – AUD 37,436
Media and Communication
AUD 19,698 – AUD 24,623
Swinburne University of Technology Admission Process
Application Form: International students can apply through an agent or apply through the online portal.
Common requirements: Attach (translated) certified academic transcripts, work/academic experience (if any), referee reports, along with degree/diploma (for PG admissions).
Additional requirements: Official financial statement, copy of passport- photo page, visa details, portfolio (for design courses), etc.
Application deadlines: Semester 1: 15 December; Semester 2: 31 May The following table shows English Proficiency Test score requirements for UG and PG admissions:
Swinburne University of Technology English language requirements