B.Sc (Hons) in Biological Sciences with 2nd Major in Biomedical Structural Biology


BS Curriculum and Course Descriptions AY2018

Year 1
Semester 1
Core BS1001 Introductory Biology^ 3
Core BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry 3
Core BS1003 Organic Chemistry 3
Core BS1008 Biostatistics 3
GER-Core BS0001 Biology and Society 3
GER-PE** - - 6
Total AUs  21
**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-UE CM1041 Basic Physical Chemistry with Laboratory 4
GER-Core GC0001 Sustainability: Seeing through the Haze^ 1
Total AUs  20
Year 2
Semester 1
Core BS2001 Physiology 3
Core BS2002 Microbiology 3
Core BS2003 Biochemistry II 3
Major PE - (From Table B) 3
GER-UE CM2031 Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry 3
GER-Core ML0003 MLCPS 1
GER-Core HW0128 Scientific Communication I 2
GER-Core BS0004 Introduction to Data Science 3
Total AUs  21
Year 2
Semester 2
Core BS4223 Professional Career Development 1
Major PE - (From Table A) 6
GER-UE BS2020 Mathematics and Physics Topics for Structural Biologists 3
GER-UE CM2041 Physical and Biophysical Chemistry I 3
GER-UE BS2021 RNA Structures & RNA Based Drug Development 3
GER-Core HW0228 Scientific Communication II 2
GER-Core HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning^ 1
Total AUs  19
Year 3
Semester 1
Major PE - (From Table B) 9
GER-UE BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM 3
GER-UE - (From Table C) 3
GER-PE - - 3
Total AUs  18
Year 3
Semester 2
Core BS4224 Professional Internship Programme 11
GER-Core ET0001 Enterprise and Innovation^ 1
Total AUs  12
Year 4
Semester 1
Major PE BSxxxx BS4020 Final Year Project
Major PE (From Table B)
GER-UE - (From Table C) 6
Total AUs  18
Year 4
Semester 2
Major PE - (From Table A) 12
GER-UE BS3025 NMR in Structural Biology 3
Total AUs  15

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
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
BS3012 Functional Genomics and Proteomics 3
BS3015 The RNA World 3
BS3017 Advanced Microbial Pathogenesis 3
BS3019 Neuropsychology of Stress and Resilience 3
BS3022 Protein Trafficking 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
​HH3010 ​Biotechnology and Society 3​
ES2303 Introduction to Ecology 3
ES4303 Tropical Ecology 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
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
BS3033 Data Analytics for Biologists 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# ​Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) – Field Studies in Functional Plant Ecology ​3
BS3349#​ ​Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (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
HH2016 History of Animals 3​
ES3302 Tropical Ecology 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 (To choose 3)
Course Code Course Title Aus Offering
CM4034 Natural Product Chemistry 3 1
(not offered)
CM9082 Drug Design and Synthesis 3 2
BS3008# Computational Biology & Modeling 3 2
BS3013# Drug discovery and development, biotechnology ​3 2
BS3027 Spectroscopic Methods in Biomedical Structural Biology 3 1
BS3028 Natural Products in Medicinal Chemistry 3 2
BS3344# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) -Macromolecular X-ray Crystallography 3 1
CM4051 Advanced Bioorganic Chemistry 3 2
(on hold)
CM9081 Medicinal Chemistry 3 1
CM4043 Molecular Modeling: Principle and Applications 3 12
BS4014 Molecular Basis of Diseases 3 1
​​CM9031 ​Analytical & Manufacturing Techniques in Pharmaceutical Industry​ ​3 ​2
Note: For BSxxxx courses under Table D, it will be cleared as UE to fulfil 2nd major in Biomedical Structural Biology first. The BS course could be reclassified to Major PE when all UE requirements under 2nd major in Biomedical Structural Biology have been fulfilled.​
NTU reserves all rights to make changes to the programme structure with prior notice.