Plant Science

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

Plant Science

For a major in Plant Science, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from senior units of study listed in this subject area, which must include BIOL3043/3943, two additional senior BIOL units, and one of PPAT3003, PPAT4004 or HORT3005.
Please refer to the Science Faculty website for details of the major, http://sydney.edu.au/science/
Intermediate units of study
BIOL2009
Intro to Terrestrial Field Ecology - Departmental permission is required for this unit
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 August
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 August
BIOL2016
Cell Biology

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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
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, BIOL2922 or BIOL3006 or BIOL3906, BIOL2922 or BIOL3006 or BIOL3906
Semester 2
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, BIOL2022 or BIOL3006 or BIOL3906, BIOL2022 or BIOL3006 or BIOL3906
Semester 2
Semester 2
BIOL2023
Botany

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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


Students planning to major in Biology or Plant Sciences are recommended to complete (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901) before enrolling in this unit.
Semester 1
BIOL2923
Botany (Advanced)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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


Students planning to major in Biology or Plant Sciences are recommended to complete (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901) before enrolling in this unit.
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, BIOL2924, BIOL2924
Semester 2
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, BIOL2024, BIOL2024
Semester 2
Semester 2
MBLG2072
Genetics and Genomics
6    A 12cp of Junior Chemistry
P 6cp of Junior Biology and (one of- MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991 or BIOL1992) and 6cp of Junior Chemistry
N MBLG2972 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2002 or MBLG2902, MBLG2972 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2002 or MBLG2902, MBLG2972 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2002 or MBLG2902


For students planning a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12cp of Junior Chemistry is required.
Semester 2
Semester 2
MBLG2972
Genetics and Genomics (Adv)
6    A 12cp of Junior Chemistry
P Distinction average across 6cp of Junior Biology, 6cp of (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901) and 6cp of Junior Chemistry.
N MBLG2072 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2002 or MBLG2902, MBLG2072 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2002 or MBLG2902, MBLG2072 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2002 or MBLG2902


For students planning for a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12cp of Junior Chemistry is required.
Semester 2
Semester 2
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, BIOL3907, BIOL3907
Semester 2
Semester 2
BIOL3907
Ecology (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either- 12cp Intermediate BIOL, or (6cp Intermediate BIOL and(MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3007, BIOL3007, BIOL3007
Semester 2
Semester 2
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 August
BIOL3909
Terrestrial Field Ecology (Advanced)
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
BIOL3026
Developmental Genetics
6    P (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972) and 6cp from either ((MBLG2071 or MBLG2971) or Intermediate BIOL)
N BIOL3926 or BIOL3929, BIOL3926 or BIOL3929, BIOL3926 or BIOL3929
Semester 2
Semester 2
BIOL3926
Developmental Genetics (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average across- (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972) and 6cp from either ((MBLG2071 or MBLG2971) or Intermediate BIOL)
N BIOL3026 or BIOL3929, BIOL3026 or BIOL3929, BIOL3026 or BIOL3929
Semester 2
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, BIOL3943 or PLNT3001 or PLNT3901 or PLNT3002 or PLNT3902, 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, BIOL3043 or PLNT3001 or PLNT3901 or PLNT3002 or PLNT3902, BIOL3043 or PLNT3001 or PLNT3901 or PLNT3002 or PLNT3902
Semester 2
BIOL3044
Evolution and Biodiversity

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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
HORT3005
Production Horticulture

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    A AGEN1001 and AGEN1004
P (AGEN2001 and AGEN2005) or BIOL2023 or BIOL2923
Semester 1
PPAT3003
Plant Health and Disease

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 6 credit points of Microbiology units
Semester 1
PPAT4004
Advanced Mycology and Plant Pathology
6    P PPAT3003
Semester 1