Regulations - Science


The Degree of Master of Biotechnology – MBiotech

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this degree, a student must have completed the requirements for:

either

a the Degree of Bachelor of Science from this University in a relevant major with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II in Biological Sciences, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b (i) a Bachelors degree in a relevant subject as approved by Senate or it representative

and

(ii) passed 60 points in the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Biotechnology or Biological Sciences from this University with a Grade Point Average or 4.0 or higher, provided that the postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

2 In exceptional circumstances, Senate or its representative may approve the admission of a student who has at least three years of extensive, relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience deemed equivalent to the requirements in Regulation 1.

Notes:

(i) Relevant subjects may include biochemistry, biological sciences, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology.

(ii) This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Science.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student admitted to this degree must:

a pass courses with a total value of 180 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

3 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 220 points.

Structure and Content

4 a A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Biotechnology Schedule, which may include the requirements for one of the specialisations listed.

b A student must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 120 points of taught courses prior to enrolment in BIOTECH 792. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology cannot continue.

5 A student must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Dissertation

6 a The dissertation is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The dissertation topic must be approved by the relevant Academic Head or nominee prior to enrolment.

c The dissertation is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Reassignment

7 A student may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Biotechnology or Biological Sciences.

Transfer from Postgraduate Diploma in Science

8 A student who has passed courses towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Biotechnology or Biological Sciences and is eligible to be admitted to this degree may apply to reassign those courses to the Master of Biotechnology provided that the postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

Honours

9 This degree may be awarded with Honours in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Variations

10 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

11 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2022.

Master of Biotechnology (MBiotech) Schedule

Taught Masters

Requirement:

30 points: BIOSCI 761, SCIENT 703

15 points from BIOSCI 701, 704

45 points from other 700 level courses offered by the Faculty of Science or School of Medicine

a further 45 points from BIOSCI 700–702, 736, 738, 741, 746, 749, 751, 752, 754–759, 764, 765, CHEM 738

45 points: BIOTECH 792 Dissertation

or

Specialisations available:


Bioinformatics

30 points: BIOSCI 761, SCIENT 703

15 points from BIOSCI 701, 704

a further 45 points from BIOSCI 700-702, 738

a further 45 points from BIOSCI 700–702, 736, 738, 741, 746, 749, 751, 752, 754–759, 764, 765, CHEM 738

45 points: BIOTECH 792 Dissertation

or


Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

30 points: BIOSCI 761, SCIENT 703

15 points from BIOSCI 701, 704

45 points from BIOSCI 755, 758, 759, 765

a further 45 points from BIOSCI 700–702, 736, 738, 741, 746, 749, 751, 752, 754–759, 764, 765, CHEM 738

45 points: BIOTECH 792 Dissertation

or


Molecular Microbiology

30 points: BIOSCI 761, SCIENT 703

15 points from BIOSCI 701, 704

45 points from BIOSCI 736, 741, 749, 764

a further 45 points from BIOSCI 700–702, 736, 738, 741, 746, 749, 751, 752, 754–759, 764, 765, CHEM 738

45 points: BIOTECH 792 Dissertation

or


Plant Biotechnology

30 points: BIOSCI 761, SCIENT 703

15 points from BIOSCI 701, 704

45 points: BIOSCI 751, 752, 754

a further 45 points from BIOSCI 700–702, 736, 738, 741, 746, 749, 751, 752, 754–759, 764, 765, CHEM 738

45 points: BIOTECH 792 Dissertation

or


Protein Engineering

30 points: BIOSCI 761, SCIENT 703

15 points from BIOSCI 701, 704

45 points: BIOSCI 737, 746, 757

a further 45 points from BIOSCI 700–702, 736, 738, 741, 746, 749, 751, 752, 754–759, 764, 765, CHEM 738

45 points: BIOTECH 792 Dissertation

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