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
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, BIOL3009, 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.
Int 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, BIOL3009, 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.
Int August
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; all intermediate BMED units


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, all intermediate BMED units


This unit is not available to students in BMedSc.
Semester 1
BIOL2022
Biology Experimental Design & Analysis
6    P 12cp Junior BIOL; or 6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901).
N BIOL3006, BIOL3906, BIOL2922
Semester 2
BIOL2922
Biol Experimental Design & Analysis Adv
6    P Distinction average in either 12cp Junior BIOL; or 6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901). These requirements may be varied and students with lower averages should consult the Unit Coordinator.
N BIOL3006, BIOL3906, BIOL2022
Semester 2
BIOL2023
Botany
6    A BIOL1001 OR BIOL1002
P 6cp Junior BIOL and 6cp Junior Sciences
N BIOL2923, PLNT2003, PLNT2903, PLNT2002, PLNT2902, BIOL2003, BIOL2903, BIOL2004,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)
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, PLNT2003, PLNT2903, PLNT2002, PLNT2902, BIOL2003, BIOL2903, BIOL2004, 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
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). These requirements may be varied and students with lower averages should consult the Unit Coordinator.
N BIOL2024
Semester 2
MBLG2072
Genetics and Genomics
6    A 12cp of Junior Chemistry
P 6cp of Junior Biology and (one of MBLG1001 and MBLG1901) and 6cp of Junior Chemistry
N MBLG2972


For students planning a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12cp of Junior Chemistry is required.
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


For students planning for a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12cp of Junior Chemistry is required.
Semester 2
Senior units of study
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. BIOL2009, 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.
Int August
BIOL3909
Terrestrial Field Ecology (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or 6 credit points Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972).
N BIOL3009, BIOL2009, 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.
Int August
BIOL3026
Developmental Genetics
6    P (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972) and 6cp from either (MBLG2071 or MBLG2971) or Intermediate BIOL.
N BIOL3926
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
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, PLNT3001, PLNT3002, PLNT3901, PLNT3902
Semester 2
BIOL3943
Plant Science (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average across either 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or 6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972).
N BIOL3043, PLNT3001, PLNT3002, PLNT3901, 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, BIOL3025, BIOL3925, PLNT3003, PLNT3903
Semester 1
BIOL3944
Evolution and Biodiversity (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average across either 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or 6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972).
N BIOL3044, BIOL3025, BIOL3925, PLNT3003, PLNT3903
Semester 1
HORT3005
Production Horticulture
6    A AFNR1001 and AFNR1002
P Two of PLNT2001, PLNT2901, PLNT2002, PLNT2902, PLNT2003, PLNT2903
Semester 1
PPAT3003
Plant Disease
6    P MICR2024
Semester 1
PPAT4004
Advanced Mycology and Plant Pathology
6    P PPAT3003
Semester 1