Curriculum 2016

For this 2-year programme, the student shall complete at least 69 units of courses for graduation. At least 51 units of science courses shall be completed for the major programme requirement, including at least 32 units of science courses from one of the seven following concentration areas:

Biological Sciences / Biotechnology / Environmental Studies /
Food and Nutrition
Mathematical Sciences Chemical Sciences /
Physical Sciences
  • Biochemistry (BCHE)
  • Biology (BIOL)
  • Cell and Molecular Biology (CMBI)
  • Environmental Science (ENSC)
  • Food and Nutritional Sciences (FNSC)
  • Molecular Biotechnology (MBTE)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Risk Management Science (RMSC)
  • Statistics (STAT)
  • Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Earth System Science (ESSC)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Physics (PHYS)
Degree Structure:

69 units of degree requirement includes the following components:dsfksdnv.

  • 51 units of major programme requirement
    • Required science courses
    • Elective science courses
    • Research course(s) in the chosen area of concentration
  • 2-5 units of English (depending on the academic qualifications used to earn admission)
  • 8-9 units of General Education (depending on the College Affiliation after admission)
  • 1 unit of Physical Education
Concentration Requirements (2016 and 2017 Entry)
Biological Sciences concentration
Required Courses
 
BCHE 2030 Fundamentals of Biochemistry or
BIOL 2120 Cell Biology
3 units
BIOL 2210 Ecology or
MBTE 2010 Diversity of Life: Applications and Sustainability
2-3 units
NSCI 3000 Science and Applications of Biomimicry 2 units
Elective Courses

 

  • Select from Concentration Area Courses, offered by BCHE, BIOL, CMBI, ENSC, FNSC, MBTE programmes, and School of Life Sciences (LSCI). At least 6 units are 4000-level courses, including at least 3 units of research course.
≥25 units
  • Select from courses outside the concentration, offered by CHEM, ESSC, MATH, PHYS, RMSC and STAT programmes.
Remaining units
Total: 51 units

 

Biotechnology concentration
Required Courses
 
BCHE 2030 Fundamentals of Biochemistry 3 units
BIOL 2120 Cell Biology 3 units
MBTE 2000 Introduction to Molecular Biotechnology 2 units
MBTE 2010 Diversity of Life: Applications and Sustainability 2 units
LSCI 2002 Basic Laboratory Techniques in Life Sciences or
MBTE 4033 Methods in Molecular Biotechnology Laboratory I
2 units
NSCI 3000 Science and Applications of Biomimicry 2 units
Elective Courses

 

  • Select from Concentration Area Courses, offered by BCHE, BIOL, CMBI, MBTE programmes, and School of Life Sciences (LSCI). At least 6 units are 4000-level courses, including at least 3 units of research course.
≥18 units
  • Select from courses outside the concentration, offered by BCHE, BIOL, CHEM, CMBI, ENSC, ESSC, FNSC, MATH, PHYS, RMSC, STAT programmes, and School of Life Sciences (LSCI).
Remaining units
Total: 51 units

 

Environmental Studies concentration
Required Courses
 
BIOL 2210 Ecology 3 units
ENSC 2270 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 units
ENSC 2515 Environmental Chemistry 3 units
ENSC 3415 Environmental Instrumentation Techniques 3 units
ENSC 3520 Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology 2 units
NSCI 3000 Science and Applications of Biomimicry 2 units
Elective Courses

 

  • Select from Concentration Area Courses, offered by BIOL, CHEM, ENSC and ESSC programmes, and School of Life Sciences (LSCI). At least 4 units of laboratory courses and 6 units are 4000-level courses, including at least 3 units of research course.
≥15 units
  • Select from courses outside the concentration, offered by BCHE, BIOL, CHEM, CMBI, ESSC, FNSC, MATH, MBTE, PHYS, RMSC, STAT programmes, and School of Life Sciences (LSCI).
Remaining units
Total: 51 units

 

Food and Nutrition concentration
Required Courses
 
BCHE 2030 Fundamentals of Biochemistry 3 units
BIOL 2120 Cell Biology 3 units
FNSC 2001 Introduction to Food Science and Technology 2 units
FNSC 2002 Nutrition for Health 2 units
LSCI 4000 Literature Research in Life Sciences 3 units
NSCI 3000 Science and Applications of Biomimicry 2 units
Elective Courses

 

  • Select from Concentration Area Courses, offered by BCHE, BIOL, ENSC, FNSC, MBTE programmes, and School of Life Sciences (LSCI). At least 6 units are FNSC courses at 4000-level.
≥19 units
  • Select from courses outside the concentration offered by BCHE, BIOL, CHEM, CMBI, ENSC, ESSC, MATH, MBTE, PHYS, RMSC, STAT programmes, and School of Life Sciences (LSCI).
Remaining units
Total: 51 units

 

Mathematical Sciences concentration
Required Courses
 
NSCI 3000 Science and Applications of Biomimicry 2 units
NSCI 4051 Workshop on Mathematical Sciences 3 units
Elective Courses

 

  • Select from Concentration Area Courses, offered by MATH, RMSC, and STAT programmes. At least 3 units are 4000-level courses.
≥27 units
  • Select from courses outside the concentration, offered by BCHE, BIOL, CMBI, CHEM, ENSC, ESSC, FNSC, MBTE, PHYS programmes, and School of Life Sciences (LSCI).
Remaining units
Total: 51 units

 

Chemical Sciences concentration
Required Courses
 
CHEM 2300 Thermodynamics and Chemical Equilibrium 2 units
CHEM 2310 Chemical Bonding 2 units
CHEM 2320 Fundamentals of Spectroscopic Analysis 2 units 
CHEM 2830 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2 units 
CHEM 4960 Research Projects in Chemical Science I 2 units 
CHEM 4970 Research Projects in Chemical Science II 2 units
Any two from the followings:
CHEM 2120 Main Group Chemistry
CHEM 2200 Organic Functional Groups: Structure and Reactivity
CHEM 2400 Analytical Chemistry
4 units
NSCI 3000 Science and Applications of Biomimicry 2 units
Any one from the followings:
MATH 1010 University Mathematics
MATH 1520 University Mathematics for Applications
PHYS 1002 General Physics
PHYS 1111 University Physics I
3 units
Elective Courses

 

  • Select from Concentration Area Courses, offered by CHEM programmes. At least 3 units are 4000-level courses.
≥11 units
  • Select from courses outside the concentration, offered by BCHE, BIOL, CMBI, CHEM, ENSC, ESSC, FNSC, MATH, MBTE, PHYS, RMSC, STAT programmes, and School of Life Sciences (LSCI).
Remaining units
Total: 51 units

 

Physical Sciences concentration
Required Courses
 
Two from the followings:
CHEM 1070 Principles of Modern Chemistry
CHEM 1072 General Chemistry
MATH 1010 University Mathematics
MATH 1520 University Mathematics for Applications
PHYS 1002 General Physics
PHYS 1111 University Physics I
6 units
NSCI 3000 Science and Applications of Biomimicry 2 units
Elective Courses

 

  • Select from Concentration Area Courses, offered by ESSC, MATH, and PHYS programmes. At least 6 units are 4000-level courses, including at least 3 units of research course.
≥ 24 units
  • Select from courses outside the concentration, offered by BCHE, BIOL, CHEM, CMBI, ENSC, FNSC, MBTE, RMSC, STAT programmes, and School of Life Sciences (LSCI).
Remaining units
Total: 51 units

 

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