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1st to 4th Year Study Planners

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

[ BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology
OR
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science ]

CHEM1100 Chemistry 11
[ BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology
OR
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science ]

MATH1050 Mathematical Foundation1
MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I1
MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & ODEs1
2 BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms
CHEM1200 Chemistry 21
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
MATH1050 Mathematical Foundation1
MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I1
MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & ODEs1
PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biol. System
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology
CHEM2050 Chem Reactions & Mechanism
CHEM2054 Experimental Chemistry
BIOM2011 Cell & Tissue Biology
BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
2 BIOM2402 Principles of Pharmacology
BIOT2002 Issues in Biotechnology
BIOL2202 Genetics
BIOM2012 Systems Physiology
CHEM2002 Biophysical Chemistry
CHEM2052 Chemical Biology
MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOM3401 Systems Pharmacology
BIOT3002 Drug Design & Development
BIOT3009 Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology: GMP, GLP, GCP
BIOC3000 Biomolecular Structure & Funct
BIOL3003 Advanced Immunology
BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology
BIOL3230 Endocrinology & Metabolism
BIOM3014 Molecular & Cell Physiology
CHEE4034 Cell & Tissue Engineering
CHEM3001 Synthesis & Mechanism Organic
CHEM3010 Inorganic Chemistry
MICR3002 Virology
MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology
Choose a level 3 SCIE Project.2
2 CHEM3008 Medicinal Chemistry
BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechno

[ BIOM3402 Experimental Pharmacology
OR
CHEM3016 Advanced Experimental Chem ]
BIOC3003 Human Molec Genetics & Disease
BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
BIOM3015 Physiology & Pathophysiology
BIOM3402 Experimental Pharmacology
CHEE4305 Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine
CHEM3016 Advanced Experimental Chem
Choose a Level 3 SCIE Research Project.2

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course. Students without Senior Math C should complete MATH1050 before taking 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 Elective
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?

Drug design and development equips students with a solid background in pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry, appropriate for a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

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