2020 Postgraduate Courses
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Master of Philosophy (Biofabrication) | 2020

The Master of Philosophy (Biofabrication) is a unique offering for students interested in new additive fabrication methods for medical applications. The University of Wollongong (UOW) has joined forces with three leading universities to offer this degree which is the first of its kind in the world to offer eligible graduates a qualification in Australia and Europe. If you want to take a lead role in next generation industries, like printing body parts and regenerative medicine then this degree will be of interest to you. The program includes advanced coursework in methods of biofabrication and their application to health and medicine, practical experience in the use of these techniques and a research project related to a medical problem.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Master of Philosophy (Biofabrication), a candidate must successfully complete at least 96 credit points, comprised of 24 credit points of coursework and a 72-credit points' thesis, comprising 40,000 words or equivalent.


Coursework component may include the following subjects:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
AIIM900 Introduction to Additive Biofabrication 12 Spring
AIIM901 Hands-On Practical Learning and Training in Additive Biofabrication 12 Spring
Total 24

Plus the following elective subject may be taken:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
GWP 800Global Workplace Practice6Not available in 2020
RESH802Responsible Research6Autumn

*For more information, visit the Work Integrated Learning website.


For the research component please choose one of the following subjects:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
THES925MPhil Thesis Full Time24Autumn, Spring
THES913MPhil Thesis Part Time12Autumn, Spring
Total 72

International Students

RESH900 Fundamentals for HDR Writing is designed to help international Higher Degree Research (HDR) students with their thesis writing skills in the early stages of their degree. Enrolment in this subject is compulsory for all Master of Philosophy international students who are from a Non English Speaking Background (NESB).


Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Collaborative Delivery

The Master of Philosophy (Biofabrication) is partially delivered through a collaborative arrangement with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Julius-Maximilians University Wurzburg (Germany), and Utrecht University (Netherlands). Students can spend a year (two semesters) at one of the two European partner organisations. UOW students will enrol in a Masters of Philosophy which is a two year, full time research degree, and graduates may obtain two masters degrees, one from Australia and one from Europe. 

Other Information

For further information please email: isem-students@uow.edu.au


Last reviewed: 8 October, 2019