Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Biology—Biotechnology Concentration

Programme Director: Dr YUE, Patrick Y K

The BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology is structured to provide students with comprehensive training in biological sciences with specialties in biotechnology and environmental sciences. The courses are designed to assist students in understanding the theories of biology and to provide training in technical skills for research and applications.

Students in Biotechnology concentration will develop an understanding of the theories of biology as well as biotechnology applications by taking courses in the fields of cellular/molecular/developmental biology, biological, genetics, molecular biotechnology, and other biological fields. In addition, wide spectrum of laboratory courses in these fields are provided to equip students with technical skills for biological and biomedical research and biotechnology industry.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Major Courses 62 units
II) Project 3 units
III) University Core Courses 13 units
IV) General Education Courses 18 units
V) Free Electives 32 units
    128 units


I. Major Courses 62 units
  Science Common Core Courses (16 units)  
  BIOL1005 Introduction to Biology 3 units
  SCIE1005 Integrated Science Laboratory 1 unit
  Either four courses from the following list OR three courses from the following list and one course from the Major Elective Courses:
  CHEM1005 Introduction to Chemistry 3 units
  COMP1005 Essence of Computing 3 units
  MATH1025 Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics 3 units
  PHYS1005 Introduction to Green Energy 3 units
  PHYS1006 Introduction to Physics 3 units
  Major Required Courses (43 units)  
  BIOL2005 Biological Chemistry 3 units
  BIOL2006 Microbiology 3 units
  BIOL2007 Microbiology Laboratory 1 unit
  BIOL2017 Cell Biology 3 units
  BIOL2025 Cell Biology Laboratory 1 unit
  BIOL2026 Genetics 3 units
  BIOL2027 Genetics Laboratory 1 unit
  BIOL3005 Animal Physiology 3 units
  BIOL3006 Animal Physiology Laboratory 1 unit
  BIOL3017 Molecular Biology 3 units
  BIOL3025 Plant Physiology 3 units
  BIOL3026 Plant Physiology Laboratory 1 unit
  BIOL3035 Immunology 3 units
  BIOL4005 Biotechnology Studies Laboratory I 2 units
  BIOL4015 Fermentation and Enzyme Technology 3 units
  BIOL4025 Biotechnology Studies Laboratory II 2 units
  BIOL4027 Developmental Biology 3 units
  BIOL4036 Animal and Plant Biotechnology 4 units
  Major Elective Course (3 units)  
  BIOL3056 Introduction to Genome Biology 3 units
  BIOL4017 Environmental Biotechnology 3 units
  BIOL4037 Advanced Immunology 3 units
  BIOL4046 Neurobiology 3 units
  BIOL4899 Applied Biology Project II 3 units
  SCIB4005 Interdisciplinary Topics in Science—Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics 3 units
II. Project 3 units
  BIOL4898 Applied Biology Project I 3 units
III. University Core Courses 13 units
IV. General Education Courses 18 units
V. Free Electives 32 units
    128 units
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