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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
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11

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

[ BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
OR
BIOL2006 Biostatistics
OR
CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
OR
STAT2003 Probability & Statistics
OR
SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics ]
BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
BIOL2006 Biostatistics
BIOM2011 Cell & Tissue Biology
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
OR
CHEM2052 Chemical Biology ]
CHEM2002 Physical Chemistry
CHEM2052 Chemical Biology
CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOC3000 Biomolecular Structure & Funct

BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

BIOT3009 Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology: GMP, GLP, GCP

Choose #4 From:

[ BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology
BIOL3003 Advanced Immunology
BIOL3230 Endocrinology & Metabolism
CHEM3004 Determinat of Molecular Struc
MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology

BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology
BIOL3003 Advanced Immunology
BIOL3230 Endocrinology & Metabolism
BIOM3014 Molecular & Cell Physiology
CHEE4034 Cell & Tissue Engineering
CHEM3001 Synthesis & Mechanism Organic
CHEM3004 Determinat of Molecular Struc
CHEM3010 Inorganic Chemistry
MICR3002 Virology
MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology
Choose a level 3 SCIE Research Project.2
2

BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
BIOC3003 Human Molec Genetics & Disease
BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics ]


BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechno
BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
BIOC3003 Human Molec Genetics & Disease
BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics
CHEE4305 Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine
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 Maths 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 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
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?

Molecular Biotechnology is an exciting, growing field of science that combines applications from molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics and microbiology in the laboratory to create useful products in areas as diverse as human and animal health, agriculture, food and sustainable energy production, and the textile industry. Employment opportunities in Molecular Biotechnology will continue to increase with the need for new vaccines and diagnostics tests and the need for more efficient production of food and beverages. Molecular biotechnology involves transferring genetic information between organisms to capitalise on existing biological processes to create new and innovative products. This major provides a excellent platform for students to work in the area of 'systems biotechnology' which involves the overall study of a cells genetic and metabolic capacity to optimise bioreactor based production processes.