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Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise

New Zealand

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What will I learn?

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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$46,752.00 (US$ 29,955) per year

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

Start date

26 February 2024

Venue

University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,

AUCKLAND CITY,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You must have completed a Bachelors degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), with a grade point equivalent of 3.5. IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; 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.

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 and no bands less than 6.0; 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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most highly ranked university, with a global reputation for academic excellence.

  • Ranked 85th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022)
  • New Zealand’s largest research organisation
  • Outstanding student support and excellent facilities
  • 9th in the world in THE University Impact Rankings 2021

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