YEAR 1 Requirements

Required Courses (2)

  1. Biotechnology Research Proposal and Seminar (BIOT6010)
  2. One half-course selected from : 
    • Topics in Environmental Biotechnology (BIOT6230) 
    • Topics in Medical Biotechnology (BIOT6210)

Required Events:

  1. Successfully complete the Comprehensive Examination
  2. Give a public Thesis Proposal Presentation and have it approved by their Supervisory Committee

Both required courses and the Thesis Proposal Presentation and Comprehensive Exam must be completed within the first 12 months in the program. 

FINAL YEAR Requirements

Students are expected to complete the following program requirements in their Final year:

  • Biotechnology PhD Defense - Prepare and successfully defend a PhD dissertation (BIOT6901) 

Completion Period

Students are expected to complete all requirements within a minimum of 3 years (9 terms) and up to a maximum of 4 years (12 terms) of continuous full-time registration. Candidates must meet a minimum residency of three terms, two of which must be consecutive.

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