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
  • Elective – an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Year 1
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution
CHEM1100 Chemistry 13

[ MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I1,2
MATH1071 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I2 ]
BIOL1030 Biodiversity & Our Environment
MATH1050 Mathematical Foundation
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science
2 CHEM1200 Chemistry 22

[ MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & ODEs2
MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & ODEs2 ]

STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms

1. Available in semester 1 and 2. Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Seniors Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
2. Students with a high achievement in Seniors Maths C (or a 6 or 7 in MATH1050) are encouraged to take MATH1071 and MATH1072. Students with a sound achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 4 or 5 in MATH1050) should take MATH1051 and MATH1052
3. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course.

Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOC2000 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
CHEE2001 Process Principles
2 BIOL2202 Genetics
BIOT2002 Issues in Biotechnology

Choose at least 2 units from:

[ CHEM2052 Chemical Biology
CHEM2060 Intermediate Chemistry 2
MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology ]

Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics
BIOT3009 Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology: GMP, GLP, GCP
CHEE4020 Biomolecular Engineering

Choose at least 4 units from:

[ BIOL3003 Advanced Immunology
CHEE3002 Heat & Mass Transfer
CHEE3003 Chemical Thermodynamics
CHEE3301 Polymer Engineering
CHEE4002 Impact & Risk in the Process Industries
MATH3104 Mathematical Biology
MICR3002 Virology
MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology


BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
BIOL3011 Plant Microbe & Insect Science
BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics
CHEE4012 Wastewater & Solid Waste Mgt
CHEE4028 Metabolic Engineering
MICR3001 Microbes & Human Health
MICR3004 Microbial Diversity & Biotech
PARA3002 Biomedical Parasitology

BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechnology

Option for Part B:

Year 4
Semester Required for Major Electives
1 RBUS6911 Commerce Honours Seminar
BIOT4070 Biotechnology Research Project
Choose 2 Level 3 or higher units from Part A
2 BIOT4002 Literature Review
BIOT4020 Biotechnology Project A
Choose 4 Level 3 or higher units 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.