Study Planner Information

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.

1st to 4th Year Study Planners

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory Courses– all students must complete this course
  • Elective - choose an elective from the list
Year 1
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
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
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
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
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
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
Sem Compulsory Courses Electives
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
Sem 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.

Careers in Drug Design & Development

Work in biotechnology cuts across several industrial and service sectors including health, agriculture, aquaculture environment, forestry, law and commerce. The Bachelor of Biotechnology can lead to career paths in the following areas:
 

  • Pharmaceutical 
  • Chemical 
  • Food 
  • Diagnostics companies 
  • Legal and consulting companies 
  • Government agencies 
  • Research Institutes and Universities 

The University of Queensland, with its existing strengths in all of these areas has developed a Biotechnology program which meets the needs of students with diverse interests. For more information on biotechnology courses at the University of Queensland, contact visit the website at: http://www.scmb.uq.edu.au/biotech 

 

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