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

Programme Director: Dr QIU, Jianwen

The BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology programme is structured to equip students with the necessary background and training in the biological sciences to enter careers related to biotechnology, environmental monitoring and pollution control, as well as other fields that require a solid biological foundation.

Students who opt for the Biotechnology concentration will gain basic and up-to-date knowledge and training in biotechnology techniques including molecular biology, immunology and fermentation and enzyme technology.

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

# Students may take additional GE courses (of Level 1 or 2) in any categories to fulfil the “Free Electives” requirement but only a maximum of 6 units will be counted towards the fulfilment of the “Free Electives” requirement.


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 Physics and Energy Science 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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