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


Curriculum and Course Descriptions AY2019

Year 1
Semester 1
Core BS1001 Introductory Biology^ 3
Core BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry 3
Core BS1003 Organic Chemistry 3
Core BS1008 Biostatistics 3
​GER-PE** -​ ​- 3
Total AUs  15
**Students will be pre-registered with GER-PE-LA ‘HE9091 Principles of Economics’ (3AUs) in their first semester. Students may drop the pre-registered GER-PE-LA and register for other available GER-PE.
Year 1
Semester 2
Core BS1005 Biochemistry I 3
Core BS1006 Principles of Genetics 3
Core BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I 3
Core BS1009 Introduction to Computational Thinking 3
Core BS1100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 1 3
GER-Core GC0001 Sustainability: Seeing through the Haze^ 1
GER-PE - - 3
Total AUs  19
Year 2
Semester 1
Core BS2001 Physiology 3
Core BS2002 Microbiology 3
Core BS2003 Biochemistry II 3
Major PE - (From Table B) 3
GER-Core ML0003 Kickstart your Career Success 1
GER-Core BS0004 Introduction to Data Science 3
GER-UE HW0128 Scientific Communication I 2
GER-UE CH9201# Food Chemistry 5
Total AUs  23
Year 2
Semester 2
Major PE - (From Table A) 6
Core BS4223 Professional Career Development 1
GER-Core HW0228 Scientific Communication II 2
GER-Core HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning^ 1
​GER-Core ​BS0005 One Health 3​
GER-UE CH9200# Food Microbiology 3
GER-UE - (From Table C) 6
Total AUs  22
Year 3
Semester 1
Core BS4224 Professional Internship 11
Total AUs  11
Year 3
Semester 2
Major PE - (From Table A) 15
GER-Core ET0001 Enterprise and Innovation^ 1
GER-UE CH9202# Food Physics 3
GER-UE CH9204 Quality Systems Operations 2
Total AUs  21
Year 4
Semester 1
Major PE - (From Table B) 6
GER-UE - (From Table C) 6
GER-UE CH9203# Food Process Engineering 5
GER-PE - - 3
Total AUs  20
Year 4
Semester 2
Major PE - BS4020 Final Year Project
(From Table A)
GER-UE - (From Table C) 3
Total AUs  15
^ Online courses
# The FST laboratory classes will be conducted during the vacation week for 1 week or 2 weeks (full day). Attendance is compulsory.
Table A
Course Code Course Title AUs
BS2004 Molecular and Cell Biology II 3
BS2010 Bioimaging 3
BS211S^ Equations of Life 3
BS2012 Genetics and Genomics 3
BS2020 Mathematics, Physics and Basic Programming for the Structural Biologist 3
BS2021 RNA Structures & RNA based Drug Development 3
BS3332# ​Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I)– Methods in Histology 3​
BS3335# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) – Protein behavior in health and disease – Biophysical tools 3
BS3347# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) – Metabolics and Lipidomics 3
BS3006 Bioentrepreneurship 3
BS3008 Computational Biology & Modeling 3
BS3012^^^ Functional Genomics and Proteomics 3
BS3013 Drug discovery and development, biotechnology 3
BS3015 The RNA World 3
BS3017 Advanced Microbial Pathogenesis 3
BS3019 Neuropsychology of Stress and Resilience 3
BS3022 Protein Trafficking 3
BS3028 Natural Products in Medicinal Chemistry 3
BS3336# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Proteomics Workshop 3
BS3339# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Neurobiology 3
​BS4018 Biology of Aging and Neurodegeneration​ 3
​BS4205 ​Good Manufacturing Practice and Sterilisation for Medical Devices 3
BS3104 Pathology 3
AAB20D Ecology 3
ES2303 Introduction to Ecology 3
ES4303 Tropical Ecology 3
HH3010 Biotechnology and Society 3

Table B
Course Code Course Title AUs
BS1101^^ Basics of TCM 6
BS2103^^ TCM Diagnostics 6
​BS1200 ​Understanding Singapore Healthcare System 3
​BS2015 ​Virology 3​
BS211S^​ Equations of Life 3​
BS2100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 2 3
BS3001 Neurobiology 3
BS3003 Developmental biology 3
BS3004 Cancer Biology and Therapy 3
BS3014 Biological foundations of behavior 3
BS3018^^^ Plant Biology 3
BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM 3
BS3023 Regulatory Control of Healthcare Products and Medical Devices 3​
BS3024 Evolution in Health and Disease 3
BS3027 ​Spectroscopic Methods in Biomedical Structural Biology 3
BS3032 Environmental Microbiology 3
​BS3331# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Applied Immunology 3​
BS3338# UAEB Workshop (Series II) - Effect of anti-mitotic drugs on cancer cells 3
​BS3340# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Science of aging and life extension in C. elegans ​3
BS3342# UAEB Workshop (Series II) - Role of Actin cytoskeleton regulators in metastasis 3
BS3344# UAEB Workshop (Series II) – Macromolecular Crystallography 3
BS3348#​ UAEB Workshop (Series II) – Field Studies in Functional Plant Ecology​ 3​
BS3349#​ UAEB Workshop (Series II) –  Introduction to R programming​ 3​
BS4002 Current Topics in Cell Biology 3
BS4010 Synthetic Biology 3
​BS4014 Molecular Basis of Diseases​ 3​
BS4015 Plant Biotechnology 3
​BS4016 ​Advanced Virology 3​
BS4017 ​High-Throughput Bioinformatics 3
BS9001++ Research Experience 3
BG4215 ​Biomedical Nanotechnology 3​
​CH4306 ​Bioanalytical Techniques ​3
​ES2304 ​Microbes on natural ecosystems​3​
ES3302 Tropical Ecology 3
HH2016 History of Animals 3

# Major PE which is conducted during the 1-week term break or during the 2 weeks before the term starts.

^^ BS1101 and BS2103 are considered as ONE Major PE.

++ 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. It is a pass/fail course

Table C​ ​​(NTU-FST Prescribed Electives courses)
Students are required to read FIVE of the following courses, total 15AUs
Course Code Course Title AUs
AAQ10A​ ​Principles of Nutrition​ ​3
BG4215 Biomedical Nanotechnology 3
CH4303 Bioseparations 3
CH4306 Bioanalytical Techniques 3
CH4213 Pharmacokinetics & Biopharmaceutics 3
CH9220 Food Standards in Food Production and Trade 3
CM9102 Food Analysis (with laboratory) 3
CM4013 Current Topics in Analytical Chemistry 3
BS3018^^^ Plant Biology 3
​BS3012^^^ ​Functional Genomics and Proteomics 3​
BS4015^^ Plant Biotechnology
​CH9221 ​Food Industry Seminar Series ​3


^^^ 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.​


NTU reserves all rights to make changes to the programme structure with prior notice.