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

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 course for major - complete 2 units
Refer to Semester 2 for prerequisite course for major.CHEM11002  Chemistry 1
Compulsory course for major - complete 2 units
BIOL10201  Genes, Cells & EvolutionRefer to Semester 1 for compulsory course for major.
Elective courses - choose 6 units

4 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)
Elective courses for major - choose 2 units

[ BIOL2200  Molecular Cell Biology I OR

BIOL2900 Advanced Molecular Cell Biology I ]

[ BIOL2202 Genetics OR

BIOL2902 Advanced Genetics ]

Elective courses for major - choose 4 units

[ BIOC2000 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology OR

BIOC29001 Advanced Biochemistry & Molecular Biology ]

BIOL2201 Evolution

[ BIOL2006 Biostatistics & Experimental Design OR

BIOL2106 Advanced Biostatistics ]

[ MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology OR

MICR29002 Advanced Microbiology & Immunology

Elective courses - choose 10 units

Program elective or general elective3

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

Program elective or general elective3

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

Additional Information:

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

Year 3

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 (February - June)Semester 2 (July - November)
Compulsory course for major - complete 2 units
[ BIOL3303 Genomics ORBIOL39031 Advanced Genomics ]
Elective courses for major - choose 6 units
BIOC3003 Human Molecular Genetics in Health & DiseaseBIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
BIOL3380 Laboratory Skills in Genetic ResearchBIOL3222 Model Organism Genetics
MICR3003 Molecular MicrobiologyBIOL3350 Genomics & Evolution of Complex Traits
Research Project2 
Elective courses - choose 8 units

Program elective or general elective6

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

Program elective or general elective6

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

Additional information:

  1. Course offered from Semester 2, 2023. 
  2. Students can complete maximum 2 units towards major from Research Project courses: BIOL39333,4SCIE32403SCIE32415SCIE32605 or SCIE32615
  3. Course offered in Semester 1, Semester 2. 
  4. Course offered from Semester 1, 2022. 
  5. Course offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester. 
  6. Number of electives in each semester is dependent on course selection for Level 3 compulsory course for major (BIOL3303 or BIOL3903) and for Level 3 elective courses for major. Students must complete 8 units per semester.