BSc Biotechnology

Our BSc Biotechnology course is designed for students to gain an in-depth knowledge about the concepts and methodologies of modern molecular biotechnology in key areas which meet the needs of society.

Year One

In the first year, students will gain basic knowledge in biological theories and techniques.

Core courses
General biology I & II
General biology practical I & II
Communication in English
Use of library, study skills and ICT

Students will take Required and Elective courses from within and outside the department to make up the minimum number of credit units.

Year Two

In the second year, students will begin to advance their knowledge in biotechnological systems and techniques.

Core courses
Genetics I
Biological techniques
Introduction to biotechnology
Communication in English

Students will take Required and Elective courses from within and outside the department to make up the minimum number of credit units.
Students will undertake 12 weeks of the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in a reputable biotechnological institution to gain exposure to real-world issues.
Students will undertake a micro project organized in conjunction with a biotechnological institution to gain exposure to real-world issues.

Year Three

In the third year, students will begin to develop a deeper understanding of genetics, biochemistry and cell biology.

Core courses
Molecular genetics
Molecular genetics laboratory
Molecular cell biology

Students will take Required and Elective courses from within and outside the department to make up the minimum number of credit units.
Students will undertake another 12 weeks of the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in a reputable biotechnological institution to gain more exposure to real-world issues.

Year four

The final year provides students with in-depth knowledge in biotechnological practices, DNA technologies and bio-safety issues.

Core courses
Biotechnology seminar
Methods in recombinant DNA technology
Industrial biotechnology
Nucleotide sequence analysis
Metabolic engineering

Students will undertake their final year research project and present a thesis.
Students will take Required and Elective courses from within and outside the department to make up the minimum number of credit units.
Students will be prepared for employment and so they will take the ‘Employability and Career Planning’ course.