Program requirements

The program and course requirements set out the courses and rules you must follow to successfully complete this program.

You must also comply with UQ’s University Policies and Procedures.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Core - all students must complete this course
  • Compulsory for major/specialisation - all students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major/specialisation - a course required for this major/specialisation
  • Required for Major/specialisation - a course required for this major/specialisation
  • Elective - an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules

Students commencing in Semester 2 (July intake)

The study planners provided outline the order of courses to be completed from semester 1 to semester 2. The planners identify semester offerings and in many instances, will be the same for students commencing the program from semester 2. You should check the course offerings to ensure that you are completing the courses in a way that ensures your progression in the program.

If the course sequencing in the planner does not work for you, please contact the School or book an appointment with an academic advisor to obtain individual advice.

Year 1

Students who have not successfully completed Queensland Senior Chemistry (or equivalent) should complete CHEM1090 in their first semester as an elective course.

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 (February - June)Semester 2 (July - November)
BAdvSc(Hons) core courses - complete 6 units

SCIE1100 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science 

 

 

STAT12011 Analysis of Scientific Data OR 

STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data ]

SCIE1200 Introduction to Science Research

Prerequisite courses for specialisation - complete 4 units
BIOL10202  Genes, Cells & EvolutionRefer to Semester 1 for prerequisite courses for specialisation.
CHEM11002  Chemistry 1 
Compulsory course for specialisation - complete 2 units
Refer to Semester 2 for compulsory course for specialisation.CHEM12001 Chemistry 2
Elective courses - choose 4 units

2 units from program electives or general electives

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

2 units from program electives or general electives

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Additional Information:

  1. Course offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester. 
  2. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Year 2

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 (February - June)Semester 2 (July - November)
Compulsory course for specialisation - complete 2 units

[ BIOC2000 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology OR

BIOC29001 Advanced Biochemistry & Molecular Biology ]

Compulsory course for specialisation available in Semester 1 only.

 

Elective courses for specialisation - choose 4 units

[ BIOL2006 Biostatistics & Experimental Design OR

BIOL2106 Advanced Biostatistics ]

[ BIOL2202 Genetics OR

BIOL2902 Advanced Genetics ]

[ BIOL2200  Molecular Cell Biology I OR

BIOL2900 Advanced Molecular Cell Biology I ]

BIPH2000 Foundations of Biophysics

 

 CHEM2052 Chemical Biology
Elective courses - choose 10 units

Program elective or general elective2

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Program elective or general elective2

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Additional Information:

  1. Course offered from Semester 1, 2022. 
  2. Number of electives in each semester is dependent on course selection for Level 2 elective courses for specialisation. Students must complete 8 units per semester.

Year 3

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 (February - June)Semester 2 (July - November)
Elective courses for specialisation - choose 4 to 8 units

[ BIOC3000 Structural & Synthetic Biology OR

BIOC39001 Advanced Structural and Synthetic Biology ]

BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
BIOC3003 Human Molecular Genetics in Health & DiseaseBIOC3006 Biochemistry of Metabolism in Health & Disease
Elective courses for specialisation - choose 0 to 4 units

Elective courses for specialisation available in Semester 2 only.

 

[ BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology II OR

BIOL39062 Advanced Molecular Cell Biology II ]

 BIPH3001 Frontiers in Biophysics
Elective courses for specialisation - choose 0 to 2 units
SCIE3260 Introduction to Research in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Microbiology (A)SCIE3261 Introduction to Research in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Microbiology (B)
Elective courses - choose 8 units

Program elective or general elective4

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Program elective or general elective4

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Additional Information:

  1. Course offered from Semester 1, 2023. 
  2. Course offered from Semester 2, 2023. 
  3. Course offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester. 
  4. Number of electives in each semester is dependent on course selection for Level 3 elective courses for specialisation. Students must complete 8 units per semester. 

Year 4 - Honours

If you are interested in an honours year in a discipline that is not aligned with your specialisation, please contact the Science Student and Academic Administration Team for advice.

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 (February - June)Semester 2 (July - November)
Honours compulsory course for specialisation - complete 16 units
BIOC65111 Honours Project (16 units)BIOC65122 Honours Project (16 units)
BIOC65133 Honours Project (16 units)  

Additional Information:

  1. Code for full-time students in year long courses commencing in Semester 1. Students must re-enrol in the same code in Semester 2.
  2. Code for full-time students in year long courses commencing in Semester 2. Students must re-enrol in the same code in Semester 1 the following year.
  3. Code for part-time students completing the course over multiple semesters.