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 courses for major - complete 4 units
BIOL1030 Global Challenges in BiologyBIOL1040  Cells to Organisms
Compulsory course for major - complete 2 units
BIOL10202  Genes, Cells & EvolutionRefer to Semester 1 for compulsory course for major.
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 courses for major - complete 4 units

[ BIOL2006 Biostatistics & Experimental Design OR

BIOL2106 Advanced Biostatistics ]

[ BIOL2203 Plant Biology OR

BIOL29031 Advanced Plant Biology ]

Elective course for major - choose 2 units

[ BIOL2010 Ecology OR

BIOL29102 Advanced Ecology ]

[ BIOL2202 Genetics OR

BIOL2902 Advanced Genetics ]

[ BIOL2200  Molecular Cell Biology I OR

BIOL2900 Advanced Molecular Cell Biology I ]

 
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 2, 2022.
  2. Course offered from Semester 1, 2022. 
  3. Number of electives in each semester is dependent on course selection for Level 2 elective course 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

Compulsory course for major available in Semester 2 only.

 

[ BIOL3200 Current Topics in Plant Science OR

BIOL39001 Advanced Topics in Plant Science ]

Elective courses for major - choose 6 units
AGRC30377 Biodiscovery from PlantsBIOL3011 Plant Microbe & Insect Interactions
BIOL3201 Plant DiseasesBIOL3227 Plant Identification & Vegetation Classification
BIOL3213 Advanced Plant Biology & BiotechnologyBIOL32102 Fungal Biology
BIOL39333,4 Advanced Research Experience in Biology 
SCIE39635 Advanced Plant Science Project 
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. BIOL3210 offered in Summer Semester only. 
  3. Course offered from Semester 1, 2022. 
  4. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2. 
  5. Course offered from Semester 1, 2023. 
  6. Number of electives in each semester is dependent on course selection for Level 3 elective courses for major. Students must complete 8 units per semester. 
  7. From 2022 AGRC3037 will be recoded to PLNT3037 Biodiscovery from Plants