B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences with Biomedical Materials Major


Curriculum and Course Descriptions AY2017 and before

Year 1
Semester 1
(19 AU)
BS1001 Introductory Biology 
(exempted with H2 Biology = A)+
Major-Core 3 AU
BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry Major-Core 3 AU
BS1003 Organic Chemistry
(exempted with H2 Chemistry = A)+
Major-Core 3 AU
BS1005 Biochemistry I Major-Core 3 AU
ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career * GER-Core 1 AU
​MS1015 Material Science GER-UE-Core ​ 3 AU​
Year 1
Semester 2
(19 AU)
BS1006 Principles of Genetics Major-Core 3 AU
BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I
(exempted with H3 subject = Distinction or Merit)+
Major-Core 3 AU
BS1008 Biostatistics Major-Core 3 AU
BS1100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 1 Major-Core 3 AU
GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions * GER-Core 1 AU
​MS1014 Materials Chemistry II GER-UE-Core​ 3 AU​

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

+ Students may be exempted with other courses if they have other matching H2 or H3 courses. Please refer to Table in Course Exemptions. ​

Year 2
Semester 1
(17 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
MS1016 Thermodynamics of Materials  GER-UE-Core 3 AU
Year 2
Semester 2
(18 AU)
BS2008 Experimental Molecular & Cell Biology Major-Core 3 AU
HW0228 Scientific Communication II GER-Core 2 AU
HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning * GER-Core 1 AU
Major PE from Table A Major-PE 9 AU


Inter-semester Break

BS9001 Research Experience (Optional)++

Major-PE 3 AU

 ++ 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. 

Year 3
Semester 1
(22 AU)
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 6 AU
BS0001 Biology and Society GER-Core 3 AU
​MS2016 Phase Transformation and Kinetics  GER-UE-Core​ ​3 AU
MS3011 Metallic & Ceramic Materials  GER-UE-Core​ 3 AU​
MS4013 Biomaterials  GER-UE-Core​ 3 AU​
​ML0002 Career Power Up* GER-Core​ 1 AU​
Year 3
Semester 2
(22 AU)
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 12 AU
​GER-UE-PE from Table D  GER-UE-PE 9 AU​
ET0001 Entrepreneurship and Innovation *
1 AU


Year 4
Semester 1
(18 AU)
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 12 AU
MS4014 Nanomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications​  ​GER-UE-Core ​3 AU
MS4610 Advanced Biomaterials  GER-UE-Core​ 3 AU​
Year 4
Semester 2
(12 AU)


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
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.
* Online courses 
Table A
BS2004 Molecular and Cell Biology II Major-PE 3 AU
BS2007 Immunology Major-PE 3 AU
BS2010 Bioimaging Major-PE 3 AU
BS2012 Genetics and Genomics Major-PE 3 AU
BS2014 Microbial Biotechnology Major-PE 3 AU
​BS2021 RNA Structures and RNA Based Drug Development ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS211S^ Equations of Life Major-PE 3 AU
BS3332# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) 
              Workshop (Series I) – Methods in Histology
Major-PE 3 AU
BS3335# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) 
              Workshop (Series I) – Protein behavior in health and disease –              biophysical tools
​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3347# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB)
              Workshop (Series I) – Metabolomics and Lipidomics
Major-PE​ ​3 AU
​AAB20D Ecology  ​Major-PE  ​3 AU
Table B
BS1101^^ Basics of TCM Major-PE​ 6 AU​
BS2020 Mathematics, Physics and Basic Programming for the Structural Biologist ​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 
​Major-PE  3 AU​
​BS3024 Evolution in Health and Disease ​​Major-PE  ​3 AU​
BS3031 Beauty and the Myths Major-PE 3 AU
BS3032 Environmental Microbiology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3033 Data Science for Biologists Major-PE 3 AU
​​BS3338# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series II) – Effect of anti-mitotic drugs on cancer cells
​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3342Undergraduate 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​
BS3345# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) Microbial Biotechnology and Systems Biology Major-PE 3 AU
​BS4004 Current Topics in Immunology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4006 Virology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4010 Synthetic Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4011 Biology of Social Behavior ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4013 ​Physiological Systems: Animal Models for Drug Development Major-PE 3 AU
BS4014 Molecular Basis of Diseases  Major-PE 3 AU
BS4015 Plant Biotechnology Major-PE 3 AU
BS9001 Research Experience ​​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS2103^^ TCM Diagnostics Major-PE 6 AU
ES3302 Tropical Ecology ​Major-PE  ​​3 AU
​ES4303 Marine and Aquatic Ecology ​Major-PE  ​​​3 AU
​HH2016 History of Animals ​ ​​Major-PE  ​​3 AU
^^ BS1101 and BS2103 are considered as ONE Major PE.
Table C
​BS3006 Bioentrepreneurship ​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3008 Computational Biology & Modelling Major-PE ​ 3 AU​
BS3010 Current Topics in Stem Cell and Developmental Biology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3011 Protein Folding & Biomolecular NMR Major-PE 3 AU
BS3012 Functional Genomics and Proteomics Major-PE 3 AU
BS3013 Drug discovery & Development, Biotechnology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3015 The RNA world ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3017 Advanced Microbial Pathogenesis ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3019 Neuropsychology of Stress and Resilience ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3022 Protein Trafficking ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3027 Spectroscopic Methods in Biomedical Structural Biology ​​Major-PE ​​3 AU
​BS3028 Chemical Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3035 One Health ​​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3331# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) 
              Workshop (Series I) – Applied Immunology
​Major-PE ​3 AU
​​BS3336# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series I) – Proteomics Workshop
​Major-PE ​​3 AU
​​BS3339# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series I) – Neurobiology
​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
Table D

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