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Master of Biotechnology (MC-SCIBIT) // Entry and participation requirements

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Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • an undergraduate degree with a major in a Life Science or Chemistry, with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), including an appropriate sequence of at least 25 points of second-year genetics or biochemistry or equivalent subjects, and completion of either GENE30002, BCMB30002 or equivalent studies in molecular biology, molecular genetics, genomics and or bioinformatics in the final year of undergraduate study

Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • prior academic performance

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.

Note: Applicants with an Honours degree in a Life Science or Chemistry, including an appropriate sequence of at least 25 points of second - year genetics or biochemistry or equivalent subjects, and completion of either GENE30002, BCMB30002 or equivalent studies in molecular biology, molecular genetics, genomics and or bioinformatics in the final year of undergraduate study may be awarded up to 100 points of credit.

Core participation requirements

The Master of Biotechnology welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree. The Master of Biotechnology requires all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:
(1) the ability to comprehend complex science and technology related information;
(2) the ability to clearly and independently communicate a knowledge and application of science, and technology principles and practices during assessment tasks;
(3) the ability to actively and safely contribute in clinical, laboratory, and fieldwork/excursion activities.

Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students. There may be additional inherent academic requirements for some subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these subjects. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the relevant Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/