Study Planner Information

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
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11

[ BIOL1030 Biodiversity & Our Environment
OR
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science ]
CSSE1001 Software Engineering I
MATH1050 Mathematical Foundation1
MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra1
MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus1
2 BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms
CHEM1200 Chemistry 21
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
CSSE1001 Software Engineering I
MATH1050 Mathematical Foundation1
MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra1
MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus1
PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biol. System
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

[ BIOL2006 Biostatistics
OR
BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
OR
BIOL2010 Ecology
OR
CHEM2050 Chem Reactions & Mechanisms
OR
CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
OR
SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics
OR
STAT2003 Probability & Statistics ]
BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
BIOL2006 Biostatistics
BIOL2010 Ecology
CHEM2050 Chem Reactions & Mechanisms
CHEM2054 Experimental Chemistry
CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics
STAT2003 Probability & Statistics
2 BIOL2202 Genetics
BIOT2002 Issues in Biotechnology
MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
BIOL2203 Plant Biology
CHEM2052 Chemical Biology
CHEM2002 Physical Chemistry
CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics #2 units from - see below)2
BIOT3009 Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology: GMP, GLP, GCP
MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology
BIOL3003 Advanced Immunology
BIOL3009 Arthropods & Human Health
BIOL3201 Fungi & Plant Diseases
CHEE4034 Cell & Tissue Engineering
MICR3002 Virology
Choose a level 3 SCIE Research Project2
2 BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechno
MICR3001 Microbes & Human Health
BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
BIOL3011 Plant Microbe Insect Interact
BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics
CHEE4305 Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine
MICR3004 Microbial Diversity & Biotech
PARA3002 Biomedical Parasitology
Choose a level 3 SCIE Research project2

1.Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course.
2. Students need to choose any #2 from the following courses: offered Semester 1 - BIOL3003 Advanced Immunology, BIOL3009 Arthropods & Human Health, MICR3002 Virology, offered Semester 2 - MICR3004 Microbial Diversity & Biotech, BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology, PARA3002 Biomedical Parasitology, BIOL3011 Plant Microbe Insect Interact, BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics. 3. 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/BIOT6123Research 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?

Microbiology is the oldest core discipline of biotechnology and one in which The University of Queensland has a great depth of knowledge. As an area of study it holds established employment opportunities in diverse bioindustries.