Program requirements

The program requirements (course list and program rules (PDF, 139KB)) 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
  • Prerequisite for major - a course required for progression in this major
  • Major compulsory - a course required for this major
  • Major elective - required for the major, chosen from specific selection of courses
  • Recommended - a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective

Students commencing in Semester 2

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 Semester 2
Compulsory Core BBiotech courses - complete 6 units
BIOL10201   Genes, Cells & Evolution

STAT12012 Analysis of Scientific Data OR 

STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data ]

CHEM11001  Chemistry 1  
Prrequisite course for Major - complete 2 units
Refer to Semester 2 for prerequisite course for major. CHEM12002 Chemistry 2
Compulsory course for Major - complete 2 units
Refer to Semester 2 for compulsory course for major.  BIOL1040  Cells to Organisms 
Elective courses - choose 6 units

4 units program elective or general elective

Refer to BBiotech course list for course selection.

Recommended course:

SCIE10001 Theory & Practice in Science

2 units program elective or general elective

Refer to BBiotech course list for course selection.

 

 

Additional Information

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

Year 2

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory courses for Major - complete 8 units
BIOC2000 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology BIOL2202 Genetics 
  BIOT2002 Issues in Biotechnology
  MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology 
Elective course for Major - choose 2 units
BIOL2200 Molecular Cell Biology I CHEM2052 Chemical Biology
Elective courses - choose 6 units

Program elective or general elective1

Refer to BBiotech course list for course selection.

Program elective or general elective1

Refer to BBiotech course list for course selection.

Additional Information

  1. 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 Semester 2
Compulsory courses for Major - complete 4 units
BIOT3009 Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechnology Products
Elective courses for Major - choose 2 to 4 units
BIOC3000 Structural & Synthetic Biology MICR3001 Microbes & Human Health
Elective courses for Major - choose 4 to 6 units
BIOC3003 Human Molecular Genetics in Health & Disease BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
BIOL3003 Immunology BIOC3006 Biochemistry of Metabolism in Health & Disease
BIOL3303 Genomics BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology II
MICR3002 Virology CHEM3020 Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology
MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology MICR3004 Microbial Genomics
  PARA3002 Biomedical Parasitology
Elective courses - choose 4 units

Program elective or general elective1

Refer to BBiotech course list for course selection.

Program elective or general elective1

Refer to BBiotech course list for course selection.

Additional Information

  1. 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.