Study Planner Information

1st to 4th Year Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Year 1
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 MGTS1301 Introduction to Management
BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution

CHEM1100 Chemistry 13

[ MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I1, 2
MATH1071 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I2 ]
2 ACCT1101 Accounting for Decision Making

[ MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations
MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations ]

CHEM1200 Chemistry 21
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOC2000 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
CHEE2001 Process Principles

[ FINM2400 Managerial Finance
FINM2401 Financial Management ]
2 BIOL2202 Genetics

BIOT2002 Introduction to Biotechnology

TIMS3309 Fundamentals of Technology & Innovation Management

Choose at least 2 units from:

[ MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
CHEM2052 Chemical Biology
CHEM2060 Intermediate Chemistry ]

Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics
CHEE4020 Biomolecular Engineering
BIOT3009 Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology: GMP, GLP, GCP

[ IBUS2302 Globalisation & Business
IBUS3303 Managing International Business Operations ]
2 BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechnology Products
TIMS3302 Entrepreneurship

Choose at least 4 units from:

[ BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
BIOL3011 Plant Microbe & Insect Science
BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics
CHEE4012 Industrial Wastewater & Solid Waste Management
CHEE4028 Metabolic Engineering
MICR3001 Microbes & Human Health
MICR3004 Microbial Genomics
PARA3002 Biomedical Parasitology ]


1. Available in semester 1 and 2. Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Seniors Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051.
2. Students with a high achievement in Seniors Maths C (or a 6 or 7 in MATH1050) are encouraged to take MATH1071 and MATH1072. Students with a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 4 or 5 in MATH 1050) should take MATH1051 and MATH1052. 3. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course.

Option for Part B:

Year 4
Semester Required for Major Electives
1 RBUS6911 Commerce Honours Seminar
BIOT4070 Biotechnology Research Project
Choose 2 units from Part A
2 BIOT4002 Literature Review
BIOT4020 Biotechnology Project A
Choose 4 units from Part A

Option for Part C:

Year 4
Semester Course Code & Title Requirement
1 RBUS6911 Commerce Honours Seminar

BIOT6121/BIOT6122/BIOT6123 Research Project in Biotechnology1
2 BIOT6121/BIOT6122/BIOT6123 Research Project in Biotechnology1 Compulsory

1. Student are required to enrol in this course in Semester 1 & 2 for completion. The enrol code for students who commenced in Semester 1 will be BIOT6121 for both semesters. The enrol code for the student who commenced in Semester 2 will be BIOT6122. For more information about honours, please go here.