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 BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11

[ BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology
OR
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science ]
MATH1050 Mathematical Foundation1
MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra1
MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & ODEs1
2 BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms
CHEM1200 Chemistry 21
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biol. System
MATH1050 Mathematical Foundation1
MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra1
MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & ODEs1
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology
CHEM2050 Chem Reactions & Mechanisms
CHEM2054 Experimental Chemistry
BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
2 [ BIOL2202 Genetics
OR
CHEM2002 Physical Chemistry
OR
CHEM2052 Chemical Biology ]

BIOT2002 Issues in Biotechnology
BIOL2202 Genetics
CHEM2002 Physical Chemistry
CHEM2052 Chemical Biology
MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 [ CHEM3001 Synthesis & Mechanism Organic
OR
BIOC3000 Biomolecular Structure & Funct ]

BIOT3009 Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology: GMP, GLP, GCP
CHEM3004 Determinat of Molecular Struc
BIOC3000 Biomolecular Structure & Funct
BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics
BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology
CHEE4034 Cell & Tissue Engineering
CHEM3001 Synthesis & Mechanism Organic
CHEM3010 Bio-inorganic Chemistry
CHEM3013 Nanoscience: Self-assembly Choose a level 3 SCIE Project.2
2 BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechno
CHEM3008 Medicinal & Biological Chemistry
CHEM3016 Advanced Experimental Chem
BIOC3003 Human Molec Genetics & Disease
BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
CHEE4305 Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine
CHEM3014 Nanoscience: Synthesis
Choose a level 3 SCIE Research project2

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course. Students without Senior Maths C should complete MATH1050 before any other Mathematics course.
2. Choose a project from: SCIE3011, SCIE3220, SCIE3221, SCIE3240, SCIE3241, SCIE3260, or SCIE3261. Please note some courses may also have a summer semester offering.


Option for Part B:

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

What will I study?

Chemical biotechnology is designed to produce graduates with a strong understanding of chemistry alongside aspects of microbiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and the commercialisation aspects of biotechnology.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for the educational relevance of its chemistry content.