Biotechnology

Advice on how to plan your exchange within the Bachelor of Science

Agri-food Biotechnology specialisation

Optimal dates for exchange: Year 2: Semester 2

Planning your exchange: Semester 2 of Year 2 has no core pre-requisite subjects. As such, students could choose a selection of Science Electives/Breadth subjects at the host institution during their time abroad.

Biomedical Biotechnology specialisation (Biochemistry stream)

Optimal dates for exchange: Year 2: Semester 2

Planning your exchange: It is recommended that students enrolled in both BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and BCMB20005 Techniques in Molecular Science concurrently in Semester 1 of Year 2. Students may then choose a selection of Science Electives/Breadth subjects during their time abroad.

Things to consider: BCMB20005 Techniques in Molecular Science is a quota restricted subject. Students should take this into account when planning their enrolment.

Biomedical Biotechnology specialisation (Microbiology and Immunology Stream)

Optimal dates for exchange: Year 2: Semester 2

Planning your exchange: Students planning an exchange in Semester 2 of Year 2 should aim to take MIIM20001 Principles of Microbiology & Immunity and BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Semester 1 of Year 2. Students would then need to take an equivalent to MIIM20002 Microbes, Infections and Responses at the partner institution during their time abroad.

Biomedical Biotechnology specialisation (Pharmacology stream)

Optimal dates for exchange: Year 2: Semester 1

Planning your exchange: Semester 1 of Year 2 has no core pre-requisite subjects. As such, students could choose a selection of Science Electives/Breadth subjects at the host institution during their time abroad. Students are encouraged to review the subject equivalency database to review pre-approved subjects.

Chemical Biotechnology specialisation

Optimal dates for exchange: Year 2: Semester 2

Planning your exchange: Semester 2 of Year 2 is the easiest time to take exchange for Chemical Biotechnology students as CHEM20020 Chemistry: Structure and Properties is the only core pre-requisite. If students were able to find an equivalent subject at the host institution, they could go on exchange during Semester 2 and choose additional Science Electives/Breadth subjects to complement their major. Students are encouraged to review the subject equivalency database to review pre-approved subjects.

Molecular Biotechnology specialisation (Cell and Developmental Biology stream)

Optimal dates for exchange: Year 2: Semester 2

Planning your exchange: Semester 2 of Year 2 has no core pre-requisite subjects. As such, students could choose a selection of Science Electives/Breadth subjects at the host institution during their time abroad. Students are encouraged to review the subject equivalency database to review pre-approved subjects.

Mapped subjects for the Biotechnology major (across all streams) include:

University of Melbourne subjectPartner institutionEquivalent subjectNotes
BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of EdinburghThe Dynamic Cell 2, BILG08009
BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyKings College LondonBiochemistry 4BBY1013;
BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyNational University of SingaporeLSM1106 Molecular Cell Biology AND LSM1102 Molecular GeneticsStudents must take BOTH LSM1106 and LSM1102 to be considered equivalent to BCMB20002
BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of British ColumbiaBIOC 302 General Biochemistry
BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of California, BerkeleySurvey of the Principles of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MCELLBI 102
BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of California, Los AngelesBiochemistry: Introduction to Structure, Enzymes, and Metabolism CHEM153A; AND Biochemistry: DNA, RNA, and protein Synthesis CHEM153BStudent must take both subjects to be considered equivalent to BCMB20002
BTCH30003 Biotechnology in PracticeUniversity of Hong KongBIOL3409 Business Aspects of BiotechnologyThis is an equivalent for an elective subject.
FOOD20003 Food Chemistry, Biology and NutritionETH Zurich752-6001-00L Introduction to Nutritional Science
FOOD20003 Food Chemistry, Biology and NutritionUniversity of Illinoi at Urbana-ChampaignFSHN 120 Contemporary Nutrition

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