Biology

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Biology

FFor a major in Biology, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from senior BIOL units of study listed in this subject area.
Please refer to the Science Faculty website for details of the major, http://sydney.edu.au/science/
Junior units of study
BIOL1001
Concepts in Biology
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1500 or BIOL1901 or BIOL1101 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991


Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
Semester 1
Summer Main
BIOL1911
Concepts in Biology (Advanced)
6    A (85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent)
N BIOL1500 or BIOL1001 or BIOL1101 or BIOL1901 or BIOL1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1991
Concepts in Biology (Special Studies)
6    A (90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent) OR (85 or above in one junior biology unit)
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1911

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1003
Human Biology
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1500 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or EDUH1016


Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February)
Semester 1
Summer Main
BIOL1903
Human Biology (Advanced)
6    A ( 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent)
N BIOL1500 or BIOL1003 or BIOL1904 or BIOL1905 or BIOL1993 or EDUH1016

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1993
Human Biology (Special Studies)
6    A (95 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent) OR (85 or above in any junior biology unit)
N BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1002
Living Systems
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1500 or BIOL1902 or BIOL1992


Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
Semester 2
BIOL1902
Living Systems (Advanced)
6    A (85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent)
N BIOL1500 or BIOL1002 or BIOL1992 or BIOL1904 or BIOL1905

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BIOL1992
Living Systems (Special Studies)
6    A (90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent) OR (85 or above in one junior biology unit)
N BIOL1002 or BIOL1902

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
MBLG1001
Molecular Biology and Genetics (Intro)
6    A 6 credit points of Junior Biology and 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry.
N MBLG1901 or MBLG1991
Semester 2
MBLG1901
Molecular Biology and Genetics (Adv)
6    A [( 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent) AND (85 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent)] OR [( 75 or above in one junior biology unit) AND (75 or above in one junior chemistry unit)]
N MBLG1001 or MBLG1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
MBLG1991
Molecular Biology and Genetics (SSP)
6    A [( 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent) AND (90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent)] OR [( 85 or above in one junior biology unit) AND (85 or above in one junior chemistry unit)]
N MBLG1001 or MBLG1901

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Intermediate units of study
BIOL2016
Cell Biology
6    A BIOL1001
P 12cp of Junior BIOL, or 6cp of (Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901)), or (6cp of Junior Biology and 6cp of Junior Chemistry)
N BIOL2916


This unit is not available to students in BMedSc.
Semester 1
BIOL2916
Cell Biology (Advanced)
6    A BIOL1001
P Distinction average across either- (12cp of Junior Biology), or (6cp of Junior Biology and (MBLG1001 or MBLG901)), or (6cp of Junior Biology and 6cp of Junior Chemistry)
N BIOL2016


This unit is not available to students in BMedSc.
Semester 1
BIOL2021
Zoology
6    A BIOL1002 or BIOL1902
P 12cp Junior BIOL, or (6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901))
N BIOL2921 or BIOL2011 or BIOL2911 or BIOL2012 or BIOL2912
Semester 1
BIOL2921
Zoology (Advanced)
6    A BIOL1002 or BIOL1902
P Distinction average in either- 12cp Junior BIOL, or (6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901))
N BIOL2021 or BIOL2011 or BIOL2911 or BIOL2012 or BIOL2912
Semester 1
BIOL2022
Biology Experimental Design and Analysis
6    P 12cp Junior BIOL, or (6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901))
N BIOL2922 or BIOL3006 or BIOL3906
Semester 2
BIOL2922
Biol Experimental Design and Analysis Adv
6    P Distinction average in either- 12cp Junior BIOL, or (6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901))
N BIOL2022 or BIOL3006 or BIOL3906
Semester 2
BIOL2023
Botany
6    A BIOL1001 or BIOL1002
P 6cp Junior BIOL and 6cp Junior Sciences
N BIOL2923 or PLNT2003 or PLNT2903 or PLNT2002 or PLNT2902 or BIOL2003 or BIOL2903 or BIOL2004 or BIOL2904
Semester 1
BIOL2923
Botany (Advanced)
6    A BIOL1001 or BIOL1002
P Distinction average in at least 6 credit points of Junior Biology units of study and 6 credit points Junior Sciences.
N BIOL2023 or PLNT2003 or PLNT2903 or PLNT2002 or PLNT2902 or BIOL2003 or BIOL2903 or BIOL2004 or BIOL2904
Semester 1
BIOL2024
Ecology and Conservation
6    A BIOL1002 or BIOL1902
P 12cp Junior BIOL, or (6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901))
N BIOL2924
Semester 2
BIOL2924
Ecology and Conservation (Advanced)
6    A BIOL1002 or BIOL1902
P Distinction average in either- 12cp Junior BIOL, or (6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901))
N BIOL2024
Semester 2
MBLG2072
Genetics and Genomics
6    P 6 credit points of BIOL1XXX and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991) and 6 credit points of CHEM1XXX
N MBLG2002 or MBLG2972 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2902


For students planning a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12 credit points of CHEM1XXX is required.
Semester 2
MBLG2972
Genetics and Genomics (Advanced)
6    P [An average mark of 75 in (6 credit points of BIOL1XXX) and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991)] and (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX).
N MBLG2002 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2902


For students planning a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12 credit points of CHEM1XXX is required.
Semester 2
Intermediate field units of study
BIOL2009
Intro to Terrestrial Field Ecology
6    A (BIOL1002 or BIOL1902) and 12 credit points of Intermediate Biology
P 12cp Junior BIOL or (6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901))
N BIOL2909 or BIOL3009 or BIOL3909

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Departmental permission is required for entry into this unit of study. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any intermediate BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in EVEN years (2014, 2016), but students may apply for entry into an alternative intermediate field unit in ODD years.
Intensive July
BIOL2909
Intro to Terrestrial Field Ecology (Adv)
6    A (BIOL1002 or BIOL1902) and 12 credit points of Intermediate Biology
P Distinction average in either- 12cp Junior BIOL, or (6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901))
N BIOL2009 or BIOL3009 or BIOL3909

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Departmental permission is required for entry into this unit of study. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any intermediate BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in EVEN years (2014, 2016), but students may apply for entry into an alternative intermediate field unit in ODD years.
Intensive July
BIOL2010
Intro to Tropical Wildlife Biology

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    A BIOL1002
P 12cp Junior BIOL; or 6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901).
N BIOL3010, BIOL3910, BIOL2910


This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Departmental permission is required for entry into this unit of study. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any intermediate BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in ODD years (2015, 2017), but students may apply for entry into an alternative intermediate field unit in EVEN years.
Intensive February
BIOL2910
Intro to Tropical Wildlife Biology (Adv)

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    A BIOL1002
P Distinction average in either- 12cp Junior BIOL, or (6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901))
N BIOL2010 or BIOL3010 or BIOL3910


This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any intermediate BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in ODD years (2015, 2017), but students may apply for entry into an alternative intermediate field unit in EVEN years.
Intensive February
BIOL2020
Introduction to Coral Reef Biology
6    A (BIOL1002 or BIOL1902) and 12 credit points of Intermediate Biology
P 12 credit points of Junior BIOL, or (6 credit points of Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901))
N BIOL2920 or BIOL3016 or BIOL3916

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Departmental permission is required for entry into this unit of study. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any Intermediate BIOL units of study may also be considered. This unit is only available in EVEN numbered years (e.g. 2014, 2016...), but students are offered alternative intermediate field units in ODD numbered years.
Intensive July
BIOL2920
Introduction to Coral Reef Biology (Adv)
6    A (BIOL1002 or BIOL1902) and 12 credit points of Intermediate Biology
P Distinction average in either- 12cp Junior BIOL, or (6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901))
N BIOL2020 or BIOL3016 or BIOL3916

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Departmental permission is required for entry into this unit of study. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any intermediate BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in EVEN years (2014, 2016), but students may apply for entry into an alternative Intermediate field unit in ODD years.
Intensive July
BIOL2028
Introduction to Marine Field Ecology

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    A BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 and 12 cp of Intermediate Biology
P 12cp Junior BIOL, or (6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901))
N BIOL2928 or BIOL3008 or BIOL3908


This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any intermediate BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in ODD years (2015, 2017), but students may apply for entry into an alternative intermediate field unit in EVEN years.
Intensive July
BIOL2928
Introduction to Marine Field Ecology Adv

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    A (BIOL1002 or BIOL1902) and 12cp of Intermediate Biology
P Distinction average in either- 12cp Junior BIOL, or (6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901))
N BIOL2028 or BIOL3008 or BIOL3908


This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any intermediate BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in ODD years (2015, 2017), but students may apply for entry into an alternative intermediate field unit in EVEN years.
Intensive July
Senior units of study
BIOL3007
Ecology
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or (6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3907
Semester 2
BIOL3907
Ecology (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either- 12cp Intermediate BIOL, or (6cp Intermediate BIOL and(MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3007
Semester 2
BIOL3013
Marine Biology
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or (6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3913
Semester 2
BIOL3913
Marine Biology (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either- 12cp Intermediate BIOL, or (6cp Intermediate BIOL and(MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3013
Semester 2
BIOL3018
Gene Technology and Genomics
6    P (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972) and 6 credit points from (MBLG2071 or MBLG2971 or BIOL2XXX)
N BIOL3918
Semester 1
BIOL3918
Gene Technology and Genomics (Adv)
6    P An average mark of 75 in (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972) and (6 credit points from MBLG2071 or MBLG2971 or BIOL2XXX).
N BIOL3018
Semester 1
BIOL3026
Developmental Genetics
6    P (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972) and 6 credit points from (MBLG2071 or MBLG2971 or BIOL2XXX)
N BIOL3926 or BIOL3929
Semester 2
BIOL3926
Developmental Genetics (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 in (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972) and (6 credit points from MBLG2071 or MBLG2971 or BIOL2XXX).
N BIOL3929 or BIOL3026
Semester 2
BIOL3043
Plant Science
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or (6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3943 or PLNT3001 or PLNT3901 or PLNT3002 or PLNT3902
Semester 2
BIOL3943
Plant Science (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either- 12cp Intermediate BIOL, or (6cp Intermediate BIOL and(MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3043 or PLNT3001 or PLNT3901 or PLNT3002 or PLNT3902
Semester 2
BIOL3044
Evolution and Biodiversity
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or (6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3944 or BIOL3025 or BIOL3925 or PLNT3003 or PLNT3903
Semester 1
BIOL3944
Evolution and Biodiversity (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either- 12cp Intermediate BIOL, or (6cp Intermediate BIOL and(MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3044 or BIOL3025 or BIOL3925 or PLNT3003 or PLNT3903
Semester 1
BIOL3045
Animal Ecological Physiology
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or (6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3945 or BIOL3011 or BIOL3911 or BIOL3012 or BIOL3912
Semester 1
BIOL3945
Animal Ecological Physiology (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either- 12cp Intermediate BIOL, or (6cp Intermediate BIOL and(MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3045 or BIOL3011 or BIOL3911 or BIOL3012 or BIOL3912
Semester 1
BIOL3046
Animal Behaviour
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or (6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3946 or BIOL3025 or BIOL3925

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL3946
Animal Behaviour (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either- 12cp Intermediate BIOL, or (6cp Intermediate BIOL and(MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3046 or BIOL3025 or BIOL3925

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Senior field units of study
BIOL3008
Marine Field Ecology

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or (6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3908 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928


This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in ODD years (2015, 2017Â…) but students may apply for entry into an alternative Intermediate field unit in EVEN years.
Intensive July
BIOL3908
Marine Field Ecology (Advanced)

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    P Distinction average in either- 12cp Intermediate BIOL, or (6cp Intermediate BIOL and(MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3008 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928


This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in ODD years (2015, 2017Â…) but students may apply for entry into an alternative Intermediate field unit in EVEN years.
Intensive July
BIOL3009
Terrestrial Field Ecology
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or (6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3909 or BIOL2009 or BIOL2909

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Departmental permission is required for entry into this unit of study. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any Senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. This unit is only available in EVEN numbered years (e.g. 2014, 2016...), but students are offered alternative Senior field units in ODD numbered years.
Intensive July
BIOL3909
Terrestrial Field Ecology (Advanced)

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    P Distinction average in either- 12cp Intermediate BIOL, or (6cp Intermediate BIOL and(MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3009 or BIOL2009 or BIOL2909

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Departmental permission is required for entry into this unit of study. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any Senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. This unit is only available in EVEN numbered years (e.g. 2014, 2016...), but students are offered alternative Senior field units in ODD numbered years.
Intensive August
BIOL3010
Tropical Wildlife Biology - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or (6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3910 or BIOL2010 or BIOL2910


This unit runs in February. It cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in ODD years (2015, 2017Â…) but students may apply for entry into an alternative Intermediate field unit in EVEN years..
Intensive February
BIOL3910
Tropical Wildlife Biology (Adv) - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    P Distinction average in either- 12cp Intermediate BIOL, or (6cp Intermediate BIOL and(MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3010 or BIOL2010 or BIOL2910


This unit runs in February. It cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in ODD years (2015, 2017Â…) but students may apply for entry into an alternative Intermediate field unit in EVEN years.
Intensive February
BIOL3016
Coral Reef Biology
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or (6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3916 or BIOL2020 or BIOL2920 or NTMP3001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Departmental permission is required for entry into this unit of study. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any Senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. This unit of study is only available in EVEN numbered years only (e.g. 2014, 2016...), but students are offered alternative Senior field units in ODD numbered years.
Intensive July
BIOL3916
Coral Reef Biology (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either- 12cp Intermediate BIOL, or (6cp Intermediate BIOL and(MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3016 or BIOL2020 or BIOL2920 or NTMP3001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Departmental permission is required for entry into this unit of study. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any Senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. This unit of study is only available in EVEN numbered years only (e.g. 2014, 2016...), but students are offered alternative Senior field units in ODD numbered years.
Intensive July