Study Planner Information

1st to 4th Year Study Planner

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 Biodiversity & Our Environment
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11
MGTS1301 Introduction to Management
2 ACCT1101 Accounting for Decision Making
BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms
CHEM1200 Chemistry 2
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

[ BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
BIOL2006 Biostatistics
BIOL2010 Ecology
CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
STAT2003 Probability & Statistics
SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics ]

[ FINM2400 Managerial Finance
FINM2401 Financial Management ]
BIOL2006 Biostatistics
BIOL2010 Ecology
BIOL2015 Field Ecology
MARS2014 Marine Science
2 BIOL2202 Genetics
BIOL2203 Plant Biology
BIOT2002 Issues in Biotechnology
TIMS3309 Fund of Tech & Innovation Management
Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics
BIOL3203 Plant Molecular Biol & Biotech
BIOT3009 Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology: GMP, GLP, GCP

[ IBUS2302 Globalisation & Business
IBUS3303 Managing International Business Operations ]
Plus #2 from the list below3
2 BIOL3200 Adv Topics & App Plant Science
BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechno
TIMS3302 Entrepreneurship
BIOL3011 Plant Microbe Insect Interact
BIOL3208 Applied Insect Biology
BIOL3222 Advanced Genetics
BIOL3227 Plant ID & Veg Classification
BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics
MICR3004 Microbial Diversity & Biotech
Choose a level 3 SCIE project2

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry 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.
3. Semester 1: BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology, BIOL3201 Fungi & Plant Diseases, BIOL3202 Plant Biology II, Semester 2: BIOL3011 Plant Microbe Insect Interact, BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics, BIOL3204 Plant Adaptation & Global Change

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
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.

Why will I study?

The Innovation Management Dual Majors prepare students for the growing focus of Biotechnology organizations on seeking markets for their scientific outputs. As the industry matures there is an increasing awareness of the need to be in tune with commercial realities. While Biotech is increasingly interdisciplinary, relying on teams of scientists with varying backgrounds to make discoveries, it also relies on input from a variety of professions to achieve market outcomes. This requires some understanding of the essentials of intellectual property law, financing ventures, managing people, building networks and alliances, competing internationally, managing projects, marketing products and services, and planning for growth in a competitive environment. These new dual majors will allow students to develop the business skills required to complement their science skills and so to be more competitive in the Biotechnology field.