Graduate Certificate in Science (Biotechnology specialisation)

This course is covered by the Higher Education Relief Package and is discounted from $5,000 to $2,500.

(Not available in 2021)

The fully online Graduate Certificate in Science (Biotechnology specialisation) will develop your expertise in biotechnology as a major force in solving problems such as food and water insecurity.

You will be taught by leading academics in the field and have the opportunity to develop strong industry and professional links to increase your career opportunities upon completion.

This certificate can also be used as credit into our Master of Biotechnology, which will provide the opportunity to further develop your skills and become a leader in the field. The master’s degree also provides an opportunity for you to undertake a research project.

To apply for the Biotechnology specialisation, select 74250 Graduate Certificate in Science in our application portal.

Start date
24 July 2020
Study mode
$5,000 Discounted to $2,500 until 24 July

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What you'll learn

Recognise and solve real-world problems with the use of biotechnological applications.

Understand the factors and technologies influencing global production and the supply of food, fibre and biofuel.

Advanced communication, problem solving and technical research skills.

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • Get a semester head start towards the Master of Biotechnology.
  • Take a step towards an exciting career in the biotechnology sector.
  • Utilise UWA's strong links with industry and professional networks to increase your career opportunities upon completion.

What's next after this course?

Future study
This graduate certificate can serve as an entry pathway to a Master of Biotechnology.
Career outcomes
  • Biological technician
  • Biochemist
  • Lab manager
  • Researcher

Course Structure

AQUAtech Specialisation

This specialisation encompasses fundamental knowledge and training in methods to generate aquatic products, services and energy. Students will develop an understanding of the impact aquaculture operations from an environmental, social and economic standpoints. Students will receive training in aquatic production systems, environmental impact assessments all underpinned with expertise in marine ecology and next generation molecular biological approaches as applied to aquatic ecosystems.


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Specialisation

Advanced training and studies using new generation biochemistry and molecular biology techniques, including synthetic biology, to understand cellular content, structure, organisation and interactions assessed with the current state of the art technologies.


Environmental and Agricultural Biotechnology Specialisation

The application of biotechnology to the environmental arena. Biotechnological applications for environmental monitoring, protection and food security in a changing world.


Genetics and Genomics Specialisation

Advanced studies in current state of the art genomics and genetics techniques, from high throughput systems for analysing 'omic components, to synthetic biology, to advanced bioinformatic components for large data set analyses and database searching.