Course Description

In their first year, students undertake core courses in the areas of biology and chemistry, plus courses designed to develop their research skills. In the second and third year of study, students begin to specialise.

Depending on course choice, students can complete a major program of study in plant product development, biochemistry, genetics, or microbiology and immunology. In addition to this strong theoretical grounding, a feature of the third year of study is a semester-long industry or research placement.

Students wishing to pursue higher degree study will be able to enrol into the honours component of the Applied Biology degree, during which they will complete a research project in their final year. For students not taking the option of honours, a capstone experience will be undertaken during which industry personnel will work alongside students within the University, developing solutions to real world problems.

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

Bachelor of Applied Biology

Example Study Plan

Indicative study plan

Level1*S1
BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes and Cells
or
BIOLOGY 1401 Concepts in Biology I
CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA
or
CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA
or
CHEM 1310 Chemistry IA(S)
ABORIG 1001 Indigenous People, Country and Protocols

MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM [Semester 1 only]
or
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA
or
STATS 1004 Statistical Practice I (Life Sciences)

S2
BIOLOGY 1201 Biology I: Human Perspectives
or
BIOLOGY 1202 Biology I: Organisms
CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB
or
CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB
or
CHEM 1311 Chemistry IB(S)
SCIENCE 1101WT Principles and Practice of Science for Applied Biology
Approved Elective 1 x3 units

Level2
Core Course
APP BIOL 2500WT Research Skills for Applied Biology II

Level3
Core Courses
APP BIOL 3530WT Research Practice for Applied Biology
APP BIOL 3500WT Professional Practice for Applied Biology III

Level4 Core Courses
APP BIOL 3540WT Applied Biology Capstone (9 units)

APP BIOL 3510WT Applied Biology Industry Placement III (12 units) 
or 
APP BIOL 3520WT Applied Biology Research Placement III (12 units)

One major chosen from:
Level2
Major
Plant Product Development
AGRIC 2500WT Animal and Plant Biochemistry II
and
ANIML SC 2501WT Genes and Inheritance II
Biochemistry
BIOCHEM 2500 Biochemistry II: Molecular and Cell Biology
and
BIOCHEM 2501 Biochemistry II: Metabolism
Genetics
GENETICS 2510 Genetics IIA
and
GENETICS 2520 Genetics IIB
Microbiology & Immunology
MICRO 2500 Microbiology II
and
MICRO 2501 Immunology & Virology II

Level3 Major
Plant Product Development
PLANT SC 3500WT Biotechnology in the Food & Wine Industries  III
and
PLANT SC 3515WT Plant Biotechnology III
and
PLANT SC 3530WT Plant Production and Global Climate Change III
and
FOOD SC 3550WT Brewing Technology & Beer Production III
Biochemistry
BIOCHEM 3000 Molecular and Structural Biology III
and
BIOCHEM 3001 Cancer, Stem Cells & Developmental Biology III
Genetics
GENETICS 3111 Genes, Genomes & Molecular Evolution III
and
GENETICS 3211 Genetic Expression & Human and Developmental Genetics III
Microbiology & Immunology
MICRO 3000 Infection and Immunity IIIA
and
MICRO 3001 Infection and Immunity IIIB

Level2*
Electives
Courses to the value of 15 units may be taken from the following:

APP BIOL 2512WT Study Abroad in Applied Biology II (12 units)
PLANT SC 2510WT Foundations of Plant Science (3 units)

or

Approved Electives to the value of 15 units

Level3 & Level4** Electives
Approved Electives

*Note: Course to the value of 24 units at each Level I and II
**Note: A total of 48 units at Level III and IV (combined)

Assessment

Modes of assessment include assignments, practicals and exams.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $8,800 per year full-time, $35,200 total course cost

Duration

4 years full time, 8 years part tim

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