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
BIOL1030 Biodiversity & Our Environment
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11
CSSE1001 Software Engineering I
MATH1050 Mathematical Foundation1
MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra1
MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus1
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science
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 Biological Syst
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

[ BIOL2006 Biostatistics
OR
BIOL2010 Ecology
OR
BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
OR
CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
OR
SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics
OR
STAT2003 Probability & Statistic ]
BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
BIOL2006 Biostatistics
BIOL2010 Ecology
BIOL2015 Field Ecology
CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
MARS2014 Marine Science
STAT2003 Probability & Statistics
SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics
2 BIOL2202 Genetics
BIOL2203 Plant Biology
BIOT2002 Issues in Biotechnology
BIOL2201 Evolution
CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
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

Choose at least 2 units from:

[ BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology
BIOL3201 Fungi & Plant Diseases
BIOL3202 Plant Biology II

BIOL3201 Fungi & Plant Diseases
BIOL3202 Plant Development & Cell Biol
BIOL3226 Marine Plants & Microbiology
CHEE4034 Cell & Tissue Engineering
MICR3002 Virology
MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology
Choose a level 3 SCIE Research Project2
2

BIOL3011 Plant Microbe Insect Interact
BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics
BIOL3204 Plant Adaptation & Global Change ]


BIOL3200 Adv Topics & App Plant Science
BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechno
BIOL3011 Plant Microbe Insect Interact
BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics
BIOL3208 Applied Insect Biology
BIOL3222 Advanced Genetics
BIOL3227 Plant ID & Veg Classification
CHEE4305 Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine
MICR3004 Microbial Diversity & Biotech
Choose a level 3 SCIE Research Project2

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?

Plant biotechnology is an exciting and rapidly developing field. Gene technologies are used to develop improved plants for more nutritious foods, and as renewable biofactories, allowing the production of sustainable industrial products and inexpensive drugs for medical and veterinary use.