Graduate Diploma of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

2019 Deakin University Handbook


2019 course information

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

This course is an exit option only

Cloud CampusNo
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeS672
Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics can only be completed as an exit option from the Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. The course is made up of 8 credit points of study that will provide you with hands-on experience of the latest techniques in biotechnology and bioinformatics research as well as up-to-date bio-processing and production technologies.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Participation requirements

It is important to note that some elective units may include compulsory placement, study tours, work-based training or collaborative research training arrangements.

Course rules

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (exit option only), students must successfully complete 8 credit points from the units listed below.

Course structure

STP050Academic Integrity (0 credit points)

SLE761Research Planning and Communication

SLE762Research Impact and Management

SLE763Research Frontiers Project

SLE703Agricultural Biotechnology

SLE706Frontier Techniques in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology

SLE712Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Techniques

SLE713Industrial and Analytical Techniques in Biotechnology

Plus one level 7 elective unit

Other course information

Course duration - additional information

Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.