BP226 - Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)

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RMIT program code: BP226
Plan name: Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)
Plan code: BP226P7
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 056416B

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2022 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.

   Year One of Program
 
AND   Year Two of Program
 
AND   Year Three of Program
 

VERY IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE ESSENTIALS:

Induction and Orientation Essentials

Before starting your courses in your program, we strongly advise you to complete following induction modules:

These skills are essential.

 

Study Load

Full-time study load is 48 credit points or Four (4) courses equivalent each semester.

Part-time study load is 24 credit points or Two (2) course equivalent each semester.

 

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

At RMIT you can apply for credit so your previous learning or experience counts toward your RMIT program.

  • Lodge the relevant credit/RPL form(s) on the with all your supporting documents, to ensure you can enrol the correct courses for the semester. 
  • Where possible please apply for credit at the beginning of your program, this ensures correct study plan advice.

 

Pre/Co Requisites

Please ensure that you have met necessary prerequisites by checking course guides - click YES in the Preqs/Coreqs column.

You are required to successfully complete relevant prerequisites in the program in order to progress to the next stage of your studies.

 

Important Student Information:

  • All core course requirements of the program including electives must be completed.
  • You must repeat any failed core course/s at the earliest opportunity.
  • Not all courses listed are available each semester.
  • Ensure that all enrolment activities adhere to the relevant census dates.
  • Refer to the Course Guides for further course specific information.
  • The university's policy and procedures can be found at: Weighted average mark (WAM).
  • For some programs/courses, students are expected to attend lab sessions See the timetable for more information.
  • Non-compliance to the Enrolment Program Structure (EPS) can result in delay of graduation and/or need to take additional courses. 
  • If you have any questions/concerns, please submit your query via Student Management Portal (SMP).
  • Please Note: Some Linked information can only be accessed if you are logged into your RMIT student account.

Further information regarding your program structure can be found by accessing the  Program Guide

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Year One of Program

2022 Semester 1 Commencing Students

Please enrol into the following courses:   

MATH2123 is to be taken in Semester 2 ONLY  Class No 3219

Semester 1, 2022

  • CHEM1242 Chemistry Principles
  • BIOL2146 Cell Structure and Function
  • BIOL2156 Plant Structure and Function
  • ONPS2334 Scientific Skills and Communication

Semester 2, 2022

  • MATH2123 Mathematics and Statistics
  • BIOL2258 Animal Structure and Function
  • BIOL2256 Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics
  • CHEM1239 Chemistry for Life Sciences

 

2022 Mid Year Commencing Students

Please enrol into the following courses:

Semester 2, 2022

  • MATH2123 Mathematics and Statistics

  • BIOL2258 Animal Structure and Function

  • BIOL2256 Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics
  • CHEM1239 Chemistry for Life Sciences

All City Campus courses are to be selected in 1st year.

 

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Chemistry Principles 12 Yes CHEM1242 City Campus 3218
Cell Structure and Function 12 Yes BIOL2146 City Campus 3231
Scientific Skills and Communication 12 ONPS2334 City Campus 3187
Plant Structure and Function 12 Yes BIOL2156 City Campus 3233
Chemistry for Life Sciences 12 Yes CHEM1239 City Campus 1418
CHEM1240 Bundoora Campus 1438
Animal Structure and Function 12 Yes BIOL2258 City Campus 3117
Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics 12 BIOL2256 City Campus 3115
BIOL2257 Bundoora Campus 3116
Mathematics and Statistics 12 Yes MATH2123 City Campus 3194 3219
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Microbiology 12 Yes BIOL2158 City Campus 3234
Cell and Tissue Culture 12 Yes BIOL2264 City Campus 3239
Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 Yes BIOL2262 City Campus 3118
Food Microbiology 12 Yes ONPS2113 City Campus 3129
Biological Chemistry 12 Yes BIOL2260 City Campus 1390
Bioinformatics 12 Yes BIOL2254 City Campus 3114
Statistics and Epidemiology 12 Yes MATH1238 Bundoora Campus 1437
MATH2170 City Campus 3092
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Three (3) Courses (Note, these courses will form part of your chosen major):

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Science Project 1 12 Yes ONPS2186 City Campus 3203 3151
Industrial Biotechnology 12 Yes ONPS2116 Bundoora Campus 3244
The Professional Scientist 12 Yes ONPS2335 City Campus 3206
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
AND
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Complete the following Four (4) Courses for a Molecular Biology Major:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Gene Technologies 12 Yes BIOL2184 Bundoora Campus 3236
Functional Genomics and Proteomics 12 Yes BIOL2267 Bundoora Campus 3119
Protein Technologies 12 Yes BIOL2412 City Campus 3122
Systems Biology 12 Yes BIOL2512 City Campus 1371
OR

Complete the following Four (4) Courses for a Microbiology Major:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Medical Microbiology 1 12 Yes ONPS2118 Bundoora Campus 3245
Environmental Biotechnology 12 Yes BIOL2324 City Campus 3240
Medical Microbiology 2 12 Yes ONPS2120 Bundoora Campus 3130
Immunology 12 Yes ONPS2388 Bundoora Campus 1433
}
 

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Enrolment

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*Semester 1 classes generally commence in February and Semester 2 classes generally commence in July. Please contact your school for more information about specific class start days.

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Student Electives

University Electives are available to Undergraduate students, and in selected Postgraduate programs.

Information about University Elective courses at RMIT is available on the University Electives web site.

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