The objective of this program is to help students acquire the key knowledge and skills necessary to develop a successful career within the biotechnology sector. This program combines general business fundamentals with specific industry knowledge, along with helping students excel in any position within the biotechnology and bioinformatics industry.

Introduction



Post Graduate credentials allow you to advance in your field and potentially earn a higher salary. Typical salaries for graduates from this course range from $30.00/hr to $52.32/hr.

Course Benefits - Add Globally Recognized Certifications to Your Resume

  • Analyze and provide advice on the managerial methods and organization of a public or private sector establishment
  • Conduct research to determine efficiency and effectiveness of managerial policies and programs
  • Conduct assessments and propose improvements to methods, systems and procedures in areas such as operations, human resources, records management and communications
  • Plan the reorganization of the operations of an establishment
  • May supervise contracted researchers or clerical staff

Career opportunities for graduates in this field include:

  • Bacteriologist
  • Bio-informatician
  • Biologist
  • Embryologist
  • Geneticist
  • Immunologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Bio-analytical Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Coatings Chemist
  • Electrochemist
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Food Chemist
  • Inorganic Chemist
  • Medical Biochemist

Job Duties

Main duties for people in this field could be:

  • Biotechnologists develop products from living systems. Biotechnology commonly refers to genetically derived materials, but can also refer to developments based in microbiology, molecular biology and cell biology.
  • Biotechnologists work within several different industries including agriculture, food manufacturing, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.
  • Biotechnology professionals may specialize in one or more subfields. Specialties include genomics, the comparative study of gene structures; proteomics, which is the study of protein structures; and bioinformatics, which combines biology, computer science and information technology. Products developed by biotechnologists include high-yield crops, disease-resistant farm animals, gene therapy treatments, drugs and biofuels.
  • Bioinformaticians develop systems to gather data. Examples include constructing a survey methodology, designing a clinical trial for a new medication, and programming a statistical model for population growth.
  • Develop databases to compile vast amounts of information from activities such as gene expression profiling and protein expression.
  • A key aspect of bioinformatics is the creation of data algorithms and specialized computer software to identify and classify components of a biological system, such as DNA and protein sequences. They consult with other scientists and researchers to analyze data sets.
  • Bioinformaticians in leadership positions oversee other scientists and laboratory technicians, maintain laboratory documents and keep current with relevant scientific or medical journals. They may perform fundraising activities such as attending events and writing grant proposals.
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Units

Unit ID Unit Name
001 Microsoft Office
002 SPSS
003 Industrial Microbiology
004 Biochemistry
005 Molecular Biology
006 Bioreactors and Bioprocess Engineering
007 Industrial Appllications Case Studies
008 Legal Aspects of Biotechnology
009 Bioinformatics
010 Project Management
011 MS Project
012 Research Methodology
013 Lean Projects
014 Soft Skills for Business
015 Labs and Projects

Details

  • Post Secondary education in any one of the following: Food Sciences, Human Nutrition, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Microbiology, or Molecular Biology OR
  • Mature Student (18 years of age or older) & A passing SLE TEST
  • Personal Suitability Interview with Sunview College Admissions Representative