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Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise University of Auckland

New Zealand



Course info


An inter-disciplinary programme that blends the best of Science and Business to give science graduates the skills to move with confidence in the business world.

Programme overview

As a PGDipBioEnt student, you’ll gain skills in the financial, marketing and legal aspects of science to prepare you for a wide range of job opportunities in science and business enterprises.

As a graduate, you could bring a competitive edge to an existing company, or be the key to a successful science start-up.

The programme also offers plenty of networking opportunities for students to meet practitioners and leaders from industry and business.

Programme structure

The full-time programme is completed in one year, and the part-time programme may be completed over a maximum of four years.

Students must complete 120 points from the following courses:

90 points: SCIENT 701-706 (the topics include accounting, finance, marketing, law, intellectual property and commercialisation, as they relate to scientists)

30 points from 700-level courses in Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics, Medical Science, Medicinal Chemistry*, Food Science, Pharmacology* or Psychology*, which may include topics such as Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology; Proteomics; or Molecular Cell Biology and Biomedicine

*Subject to approval

Where could this programme take you?

Graduates of the PGDipBioEnt can look forward to opportunities in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, reagent or device companies; the food and beverage industry; technology transfer offices in universities; Crown Research Institutes; business development, finance and investment firms; and Government agencies.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Business analyst
  • Business development manager
  • Clinical research associate
  • Commercial analyst
  • Marketing executive
  • Project manager
  • Regulatory affairs associate
  • Sales consultant

Further study options

  • Master of Bioscience Enterprise

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$44,526.00 (23,74,037) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,


Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science, engineering or technology at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 6.0. Your degree must have been in one of the following areas: biological or biomedical sciences, bioinformatics, food science, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology or physiology.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.


Here are some scholarship that are available at University of Auckland.

MBIE PhD Scholarship in the Microbiology of the Hindgut in Seaweed-Eating Fish

Value of scholarship

As per University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship NZ $27,900 pa plus compulsory fees and international health insurance (if required)

Application details:

You do not need to apply for this scholarship or complete an online application form. It is awarded on the recommendation of the relevant faculty or University of Auckland committee.

Eligibility requirements:

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support PhD students at the University of Auckland who are undertaking research on the microbiology of the hindgut in seaweed-eating fish.

The Scholarship may only be awarded to new students applying for admission to a PhD in the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland who meet all the requirements of these regulations.

The Scholarship is tenable by full-time international students who are eligible to pay domestic fee.

Applicable study: PhD in Biological Sciences

Tenure: Up to 36 months

Who can apply:

All international

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