Commercial Biotechnology - Graduate Certificate (online)

Biotechnology is a fast-growing industry in Australia and South-East Asia. Develop key capabilities in the management and commercialisation of biotechnology innovations across the financial, regulatory and cultural complexities of global markets. Scientists with these skills are the drivers of the biotechnology sector’s competitiveness and growth.

UNSW Sydney’s Graduate Certificate in Commercial Biotechnology is delivered by the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences and has been developed with extensive industry consultation. The Graduate Certificate’s focus on the business side of biotechnology makes it a unique offer in Australasia.

Course content

Content focuses on the key issues that must be effectively addressed for the successful commercialisation of biotechnology-based products including: intellectual property management; business models and strategy; financial management; international regulatory environments; and strategic communication and negotiation.

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Biotechnology Commercialisation
  • Biotechnology Commercialisation Strategy in Australia and Asia
  • Foundations in Biotechnology Finance
  • Negotiating Biotechnology in Asian Markets


A Bachelor's degree in a bioscience related field

  Delivery Mode: 100% online with small class sizes (capped under 20) allowing a high standard of academic rigour and a collaborative learning environment for students and teachers. The courses are taught by industry experts and UNSW’s outstanding STEM educators. .

  Duration:  2-years part time

  Program start: Term 1 February 2020


How to apply

Send an enquiry to our Future Students team, or;

Apply now through UNSW Apply Online


Graduate Certificate in Commercial Biotechnology course handbook


Entry Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Commercial Biotechnology entry requirements

Contact us

Find out more at or call us on 1300 UNI NSW (1300 864 679).