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School   of Biophysical Sciences and Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Applied Science
Medical Biophysics                                                                          Top space for title of flyer
and Instrumentation
Quality Learning, Innovative Research
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What is Biotechnology?                                                            Biotechnology research currently underway is in areas such
  ‘Biotechnology’ is a set of powerful tools that employ living                   as development of bioremediation techniques, extraction of
  organisms (or parts of organisms) to make or modify products,                   bioactive compounds from natural products for medicinal
  improve plants or animals, or develop microorganisms for                        uses, the development of biocompatible body parts, and
  specific uses. Early biotechnology includes traditional animal                  molecular biology.
  and plant breeding techniques, and the use of yeast in making                                                        See page 3 for
  bread, beer, wine and cheese. Modern biotechnology includes                 Location
  the industrial use of recombinant DNA cell fusion, novel
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  bioprocessing techniques and bioremediation*    .
                                                                              Biotechnology courses at Swinburne
    Biotechnology is a growth discipline. In 1998, there were 403                 Course:        Ful                                    l-time
    US companies dedicated to biotechnology and 70 large
                                                                                  Bachelor of Engineering (Biotechnology)            Four years*
    corporations with major investments in biotechnology.
    Combined US industries are spending an estimated $US 1.5                      Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)                Three years*
    to 2 billion dollars annually in biotechnology research and                   Bachelor of Engineering (Biotechnology)/
    development**, and this figure is increasing annually.                        Bachelor of Business                               Five years*

    In Australia, interest in biotechnology is just as intense. There             Bachelor of Engineering/
    is a rapidly developing, globally focussed, biotechnology                     Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)                Five years*
    industry, with strong government support for innovation                       Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)/
    demonstrated by specific biotechnology policies and                           Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)        Four years*
    programs. Australian biotechnology patents taken out in the                   Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)/
    US have increased 250 percent in recent years, more than                      Bachelor of Business                               Four years*
    double the increase of such patents from the rest of the
    world***.                                                                     Bachelor of Science (Honours) (B iotechnology)
                                                                                  also available.
Career opportunities                                                              *Plus optional IBL year
   The biotechnology industry will play a significant role in
   generating wealth and employment and is well positioned to                 Industry-Based Learning
   make a significant contribution to the growth of the ustralian                These courses include an optional Industry-B  ased Learning
   economy. Swinburne’s suite of biotechnology courses equips                    segment, in which students are placed in paid, supervised
   graduates for careers in these exciting areas, including those                                                                L
                                                                                 employment as part of their degree program. IB gives
   related to the medical, health, agricultural and environmental                students practical experience to add to their academic studies,
   industries. In addition, students will be given the skills to                 helps students to focus on their professional development,
   create and manage commercial biotechnology enterprises.                       and is a proven advantage in the graduate job market. A ll
                                                                                 Industry-Based Learning placements are subject to
Biotechnology at Swinburne                                                       availability.
   The biotechnology courses at Swinburne (BSc and BEng)
   include the studies of bioethics, proteomics, gene therapy,                 ubject details
   genetically modified foods, bioremediation, protein                           Visit: www.swin.edu.au/coursefinder
   engineering, forensic science, immunology, nanotechnology,
   genetic engineering, drug and vaccine design, biomolecular                     Students who are approved to study research subjects may
   arrays, stem cell therapy and bioinformatics.                                  choose no more than one of IT8067 Minor Thesis, IT8069
                                                                                  Research P aper, IT8070 Research Report.

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Further information
   For specific information about this course contact the
   School of Engineering and Science
   Telephone (03) 9214 8372.
   Email: engsci@swin.edu.au
   Web Site: www.hed.swin.edu.au/ses
School of Biophysical Sciences and Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Applied Science
Medical Biophysics
and Instrumentation
Quality Learning, Innovative Research

Other subjects                                                                      Special entry
   Level 3 subjects                                                                    Applicants who have at least five years related work
                                                                                       experience but no tertiary study, no Year 12 qualification or a
    Semester 1 (February -- June)                                                      non-competitive Year 12 score, may be considered for
    HIT8018 Database 3                                                                 admission if they can demonstrate motivation and ability to
    HIT8127 Component Modelling and Design                                             succeed. Applicants must have passed the subject
    HIT8023 Human-Computer Interaction                                                 prerequisites as listed under entry requirements.
    HIT8030 Information Systems Modelling Project (25 CP)
    HIT8159 Software Quality Management                                             Application procedure
    HIT8063 UNIX Systems Programming                                                   Applications for full-time or part-time places must be made
    HIT8157 Large Scale System Design                                                  through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
    HIT8039 Local Area Networks
    HIT8142 Object-Oriented Modelling                                                   Non-Year 12 applicants visit VTAC website or buy a VTAC
    HIT8060 Systems Project Management                                                  guide from your local Newsagency (contains application
    HIT8127 Component Modelling and Design                                              forms).
    HIT8032 Information Systems Management*
    HIT8088 eCommerce Management*                                                   Credit transfer – Pathways
                                                                                       Swinburne offers an advanced credit transfer system (the
    Semester 2 (August -- November)                                                    Pathways program). Through Pathways, students with one or
    HIT8018 Database 3                                                                 more post-secondary qualifications (both local and
    HIT8033 Information Systems Development Project (25 CP)                            international) may gain entry with advanced standing. Certain
    HIT8045 Personal Software Process                                                  subject requirements must be met and an acceptable
    HIT8050 Evolutionary and Neural Computing                                          standard of results achieved in order to gain admission and for
    HIT8055 Software Maintenance Project                                               maximum credit to be granted. V  isit
    HIT8065 Windows Programming                                                        www.swin.edu.au/corporate/registrar/credit
    HIT8189 Usability Engineering
    HIT8126 Advanced Data Modelling                                                 Education abroad programs
    HIT8057 Software Testing and Reliability                                           Swinburne offers International Exchange and Study Abroad
    HIT8066 Software Tools                                                             Programs. Through an arrangement with Reutlingen
    HIT8012 Current Issues in Information Systems*                                     University, BSc (Biotechnology) students may undertake the
    HIT8035 Information Technology Effectiveness*                                      second semester -of their studies (with full credit) in the south
                                                                                       of Germany. For further information visit:
    *at least 4 years of relevant industry experience required for these subjects      www.swin.edu.au/edabroad or telephone the Education
                                                                                       Abroad Office on (03) 9214 8811.
    Research subjects
    HIT8067 Minor Thesis (50 CP)                                                    Fees
    HIT8068 Research Seminar (12.5 CP)                                                 HECS – Students enrolled in higher education courses are
    HIT8069 Research P aper (12.5 CP)                                                  required to contribute to the cost of their education. To find out
    HIT8070 Research Report (25 CP )                                                   payment options, contact the A  ustralian Tax Office or the
                                                                                       Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). An
    Students wishing to undertake research subjects must present                       annual General Service Fee is payable to Swinburne.
                                             tudents who are
    evidence of their capacity for research. S
    approved to study research subjects may choose no more                          Scholarships
    than one of IT8067 Minor Thesis, IT8069 Research Paper,                            There are several scholarships available.-Visit:
    IT8070 Research Report.                                                            www.swin.edu.au/scholarships

Entry requirements                                                                  International students
   Applicants must have satisfactorily completed -the iV   ctorian                      If you want to study at Swinburne, but are not an Australian
   Certificate of Education (VCE ) or its equivalent. Prerequisites:                    resident, telephone the International Student Unit
   Units 3 and 4, a study score of at least 25 in E nglish, and a                                                          A
                                                                                        (+6 13) 9214 8647 or from within ustralia (03) 9214 8647.
   study score of at least 25 in either Biology or Chemistry, and
   one of Mathematical Methods or S     pecialist Mathematics.                      Housing advice
                                                                                       To find accommodation on or around the campus including
                                                                                       hostels, private board, shared and -self-contained rental
                                                                                       accommodation, telephone the Housing Service –
                                                                                       (03) 9214 8882.
*National Science and Technology Council (US), July 1995.
**New Developments in Biotechnology: U.S. Investment in Biotechnology – Special Report, OTA-BA-360 (Washington, DC: U.S. Government) July 1998.
***AusBiotech Ltd Report, May 2001
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