B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences with Food Science & Technology Major

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions for Students admitted in AY2015 to AY2017


 

 
​​​Year 1 Semest​er 1 
 

 
(19 AU)
BS1001 Introductory Biology ^  Major-Core​ 3 AU​
BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry ​ ​Major-Core  3 AU​
BS1003 Organic Chemistry  Major-Core​ 3 AU ​
​BS1005 Biochemistry I  Major-Core​ 3 AU​
​ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career ^ ​GER-Core  1 AU​
GER-PE GER-PE​ 6 AU​
 
 
Year 1 Semester 2 
 
(19 AU) ​ ​
BS1006 Principles of Genetics  Major-Core ​ 3 AU​
BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I ​ Major-Core​ 3 AU​
​BS1008 Biostatistics  Major-Core ​ 3 AU ​
​​BS1100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 1  Major-Core ​ 3 AU ​
​GC0001 Sustainability: Seeing through the Haze ^ GER-Core ​ 1 AU​
GER-PE  ​GER-PE 6 AU​

**Students will be pre-registered with GER-PE-LA ‘HE9091 Principles of Economics’ (3AUs) in their Year 1 first semester. Students may drop the pre-registered GER-PE-LA and register for other available GER-PE.
 

​​​​Year 2 Semester 1 
 
(19 AU)
BS2001 Physiology  Major-Core​ 3 AU​
BS2002 Microbiology ​ Major-Core ​ 3 AU​
​BS2003 Biochemistry II ​ ​Major-Core  3 AU ​
HW0128 Scientific Communication I GER-Core ​ 2 AU ​
CH9201 Food Chemistry # ​GER-UE 5 AU​
Courses from the Food Science and Technology Major  GER-UE​ ​3 AU

​​Year 2 Semester 2 

(21 AU)  ​ ​​

​​BS2008 Experimental Molecular & Cell Biology  ​Major-Core  3 AU​
Major PE from Table A Major-PE​ 9 AU​
HW0228 Scientific Communication II GER-Core ​ 2 AU​
​HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning ^ ​GER-Core  1 AU ​
CH9200 Food Microbiology# ​GER-UE 3 AU​
Courses from the Food Science & Technology Major  GER-UE​ 3 AU​
Inter-semester Break
(May - July) 
BS9001 Research Experience (Optional)​​​ Major-PE​ 3 AU​
  


​​​​Year 3 Semester 1 

(21 AU)  ​ ​ ​
Major PE from Table B  ​Major-PE 9 AU​
​ML0002 Career Power Up! ^ ​GER-Core ​1 AU
​​BS0001 Biology and Society  ​GER-Core ​3 AU
​CH9203 Food Process Engineering# ​GER-UE ​5 AU
​Courses from the Food Science and Technology Major  ​GER-UE 3 AU​


​​​Year 3 Semester 2 
 
(18 AU)
Major PE from Table C ​ Major-PE​ 12 AU​
ET0001 Enterprise and Innovation ^​​ GER-Core ​ 1 AU​
CH9202 Food Physics# GER-UE​ 3 AU​
CH9204 Quality Systems Operations  GER-UE​ 2 AU​
 
 
Year 4 Semester 1 

(18 AU)
Major PE from Table B  ​Major-PE​ 12 AU​
Courses from the Food Science and​ Technology Major  GER-UE​ 6 AU​
 
Year 4 Semester 2 

(12 AU)
​BS4020 Final Year Project 

or ​

BS4222 Professional Internship ^^^
​Major-PE  12 AU​
^^^ Students may opt to take BS4224 Professional Internship in Year 4 Sem 1 or Year 4 Sem 2. 
 
For students admitted in AY2016/17 and onwards (excluding the direct-entry to Year 2 students admitted in AY2016), please adhere to the following curriculum in Year 4 Sem 2 :
Year 4
Semester 2
(12 AU)
BS4020 Final Year Project    or, Major-PE 12 AU
Major-PE
1 AU
+ 11AU
^^Students are recommended to read BS4223 in Year 3 Sem 1 , Year 3 Sem 2 or Year 4 Sem 1 before going on Professional Internship. "ML0002 Career Power Up!" is the co-requisite of BS4223.  
 
 
​Food Science and Technology
 
​​​5 Compulsory 
Courses 

(18 AU)
​CH9201 Food Chemistry# ​GER-UE ​5 AU
​CH9200 Food Microbiology# ​GER-UE ​3 AU
​CH9203 Food Process Engineering# ​GER-UE ​5 AU
​CH9202 Food Physics# ​
​GER-UE ​3 AU
​CH9204 Quality Systems Operations  ​GER-UE ​2 AU
​​​​​​
5 Prescribed
Electives

(15 AU)
Choose 5 courses from the following list: ​
​AAQ10A Principles of Nutrition ​GER-UE ​3 AU
​BG4215 Biomedical Nanotechnology  ​GER-UE ​3 AU
​CH4303 Bioseparations  GER-UE ​3 AU
​CH4306 Bioanalytical Techniques  GER-UE ​3 AU
​​CH4213 Pharmacokinetics & Biopharmaceutics  GER-UE ​3 AU
CH9220 Food Standards in Food Production and Trade GER-UE 3 AU
​CH9221 Food Industry Seminar Series ​GER-UE ​3 AU
​CM9102 Food Analysis (with laboratory)  GER-UE ​3 AU
​CM4013 Current Topics in Analytical Chemistry  GER-UE ​3 AU
BS3012 Functional Genomics and Proteomics^^  GER-UE ​3 AU
​BS3018 Plant Biology (with laboratory)​^^ ​GER-UE 3 AU​
​BS4015 Plant Biotechnology^^ ​GER-UE ​3 AU​
 

​​Note: 

- Food Science and Technology courses will begin in Year 2 Semester 1. 
- BS3018 and BS3012 will be registered as UE. Students who would like to read BS3018 / BS3012 as Major PE, i.e. not as UE under 2nd major in FST, are to write to the School to request for change in course type after registration. 

BS9001 Research Experience (Optional) 
Note: If a student earns 3AU by completing BS9001 Research Experience course, he/she may take 1 less Major-PE (3AU) from Table B or C.

# Practicals which range from 1-3 weeks (full-time) will be conducted right after the NTU examination period. 

^ Online course ​​

^^ BS3012, BS3018 and BS4015 will be registered as UE. Students who would like to read BS3012/BS3018/BS4015 as Major PE, i.e. not as UE under 2nd major in FST, are to write to the School to request for change in course type after registration.


Table A
Table B
​BS1101* Basics of TCM ​​Major-PE ​​6 AU
BS2103* TCM Diagnostics ​Major-PE ​6 AU
​BS1200 Understanding Singapore Healthcare System ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS2015 Virology ​Major-PE 3 AU
BS3001 Neurobiology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3003 Developmental Biology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3004 Cancer Biology and Therapy Major-PE 3 AU
BS3014 Biological Foundations of Behavior Major-PE 3 AU
​BS3018 Plant Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3023 Regulatory Control of Healthcare Products and Medical Devices
​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3024 Evolution in Health and Disease ​Major-PE ​3 AU​
BS​​​3027 Spectroscopic Methods in Biomedical Structural Biology​ Major-PE 3 AU
BS3032 Environmental Microbiology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3033 Data Science for Biologists Major-PE 3 AU
BS3331# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB)
              Workshop (Series I) – Applied Immunology
Major-PE 3 AU
​​BS3338# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series II) – Effect on anti-mitotic drugs on cancer cells
​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3340# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series I) – Science of aging and life extension in C. elegans
​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3342# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) - Role of Actin cytoskeleton regulators in metastasis
​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3344# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) – Macromolecular Crystallography Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3348# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) Field Studies in Functional Plant Ecology
Major-PE 3 AU
BS3349# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) Introduction to R programming​ ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4002 Current Topics in Cell Biology ​ ​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS4010 Synthetic Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS4014 Molecular Basis of Diseases
​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS4015 Plant Biotechnology Major-PE 3 AU
BS4016 Advanced Virology ​Major-PE ​​3 AU
​BS4017 High-Throughput Bioinformatics ​Major-PE​ ​3 AU
​BS9001++ Research Experience ​​Major-PE ​3 AU
ES3302 Tropical Ecology ​​Major-PE  ​​3 AU
​ES4303 Marine and Aquatic Ecology ​​Major-PE  ​​3 AU
BG4215 Biomedical Nanotechnology ​​​Major-PE ​3 AU
CH4306 Bioanalytical Techniques​ ​​Major-PE ​3 AU
ES2304 Microbes on natural ecosystems​​​ ​​​Major-PE ​3 AU​
HH2016 History of Animals ​​Major-PE  3 AU
Table C

GER-UE

Note: BS students can only take it as UE (BMS students are barred).
 
 ^Online courses

*BS1101 and BS2103 are considered as ONE Major PE

# Recommended Major PE which is conducted during 1-week term break, before the term or after the final examination

​​​++ Recommended Major PE which is conducted during the inter-semestral break. Completion of BS9001 will allow you to do one less Major PE in any of the future semesters. Registration of BS9001 will be done by the School.