Biological Design Table

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

Table S - Biological Design major

A major in Biological Design requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level biology selective units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level design and engineering selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level design selective units
(v) 6 credit points of 2000-level biology and medical selective units
(vi) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(vii) 6 credit points of 3000-level or above selective units
(viii) 6 credit points of 3000-level interdisciplinary project units

Biological Design minor

A minor in Biological Design requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level biology selective units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level design and engineering selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(vi) 6 credit points of 3000-level selective units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Biology selective units
BIOL1006
Life and Evolution
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 BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1996
Semester 1
BIOL1906
Life and Evolution (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent.
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1996

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1996
Life and Evolution (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1998

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1007
From Molecules to Ecosystems
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 BIOL1907 or BIOL1997
Semester 2
BIOL1907
From Molecules to Ecosystems (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1997

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BIOL1997
From Molecules to Ecosystems (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1907

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BIOL1008
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 BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or MEDS1001 or MEDS1901 or BIOL1908 or BIOL1998
Semester 1
BIOL1908
Human Biology (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or MEDS1001 or MEDS1901 or BIOL1008 or BIOL1998

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1998
Human Biology (Special Studies Program)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1996 or MEDS1001 or MEDS1901 or BIOL1008 or BIOL1908

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ENVI1003
Global Challenges: Food, Water, Climate
6    N AGEN1002
Semester 2
MEDS1001
Human Biology
6    N BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1008 or BIOL1908 or BIOL1998 or MEDS1901
Semester 1
MEDS1901
Human Biology (Advanced)

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1008 or BIOL1908 or BIOL1998 or MEDS1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MEDS coded units are only available to students in the Medical Science stream.
Design and Engineering selective units
DECO1014
Digital Media Production
6      Semester 1
DESN1000
Principles of Design
6      Semester 1
BMET1961
Biomedical Engineering 1B
6    N AMME1961


HSC Biology and HSC Chemistry. Summer bridging courses are available for students who did not complete HSC Biology or Chemistry
Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Core
BDSN2001
BioDesign Fundamentals
6    A Knowledge of design methods and processes, and knowledge in biology, biomedical sciences, bioengineering or medical sciences.
P 12cp completed from 1000-level units
Semester 2
Design selective units
BDSN2002
Designing for Cyber-Physical Systems
6    A Knowledge of design methods and processes, or knowledge in biology, biomedical sciences, bioengineering or medical sciences.
P 12cp completed from 1000-level units
Semester 1
DECO2101
Fundamentals of Visual Design
6    N DECO1015

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is for students who are not enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Computing. Students from the Bachelor of Design Computing should enrol in DECO1015.
Semester 1
DECO2016
Design Thinking
6    N DECO1006


Not available to students in the Bachelor of Design Computing and the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments.
Semester 2
DECO2102
Introduction to Web-based Design
6    N DECO1016


This unit is for students who are not enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Computing. Students from the Bachelor of Design Computing should enrol in DECO1016.
Semester 2
DECO2015
Design for Innovation
6   

It is recommended students first complete either DECO2016 or DECO1006 and/or DESN1000 before selecting this unit of study.
Semester 2
Biology and Medical selective units
PHSI2007
Key Concepts in Physiology
6    A Human biology (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3 or MEDS1X01)
P 6cp from [(MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) or (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) or CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903]
N PHSI2907 or MEDS2001
Semester 1
PHSI2907
Key Concepts in Physiology (Advanced)
6    A Human biology (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3 or MEDS1X01)
P A mark of 70 or above in {6cp from [(MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) or (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) or CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903]}
N PHSI2007 or MEDS2001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ANAT2011
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
6    N MEDS2005 or BMED2402 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOL2030
Botany
6    A Knowledge of concepts and skills in BIOL1XX6.
N BIOL2023 or BIOL2923 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901 or PLNT2002 or PLNT2902 or PLNT2003 or PLNT2903 or BIOL2930
Semester 1
BIOL2930
Botany (Advanced)
6    A Knowledge of concepts and skills in BIOL1XX6.
P Annual average mark of at least 70 in previous year
N BIOL2023 or BIOL2923 or AGEN2001 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901 or PLNT2002 or PLNT2902 or PLNT2003 or PLNT2903 or AGEN2005 or BIOL2030
Semester 1
BIOL2021
Zoology
6    A BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX
N BIOL2921 or BIOL2011 or BIOL2911 or BIOL2012 or BIOL2912
Semester 1
BIOL2921
Zoology (Advanced)
6    A BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX
P Annual average mark of at least 70 in previous year
N BIOL2021 or BIOL2011 or BIOL2911 or BIOL2012 or BIOL2912
Semester 1
BIOL2029
Cells
6    P BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX7 or BIOL1XX8 or MBLG1XXX or MEDS1X01
N BIOL2016 or BIOL2916 or BIOL2929
Semester 1
BIOL2929
Cells (Advanced)
6    P A mark of at least 70 from (BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX7 or BIOL1XX8 or MBLG1XXX or MEDS1X01)
N BIOL2016 or BIOL2916 orBIOL2029
Semester 1
BIOL2033
Entomology
6    N ENTO2001
Semester 2

3000-level or above units of study

Core
BDSN3001
BioDesign Studio
6    A Knowledge of design methods and processes, and knowledge in biology, biomedical sciences, bioengineering or medical sciences.
P BDSN2002
Semester 1
Selective
DESN3000
Design Thinking for Health and Medicine
6   

It is recommended students first complete either DECO2016 or DECO1006 and/or DESN1000 before selecting this unit of study.
Semester 1
DESN3001
Health and Medicine Design
6    P DECO1006 or DECO2016 or DESN3000
Semester 2
BIOL3046
Animal Behaviour
6    P [12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp from BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]
N BIOL3946 or BIOL3025 or BIOL3925
Semester 1
BIOL3946
Animal Behaviour (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 or above in [12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp of BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]
N BIOL3046 or BIOL3025 or BIOL3925

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL3004
Terrestrial Plant Ecology
6    A Students should have a basic understanding of plant biology, plant ecology and/or plant physiology. Some background knowledge in mathematics and chemistry would be beneficial.
P 6cp of BIOL2X23 or BIOL2X30 or AGEN2001 or GEOS2X21 or AGEN2005 or BIOL2X09
N ENSY3003 or ENSY3002
Semester 2
PHSI3010
Reproduction, Development and Disease
6    P (PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or [BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2405 or BMED2406)] or [12cp from (BCMB2X02 or BIOL2X29 or GEGE2X01)]
N PHSI3910
Semester 1
PHSI3910
Reproduction, Development and Disease Adv
6    P A mark of 70 or above in {(PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or [12cp from (BCMB2X02 or BIOL2X29 or GEGE2X01)] or [12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2406)]}
N PHSI3010
Semester 1
BMET3921
Biomedical Design and Technology
6    A A basic understanding of human physiology and anatomy and an understanding of the engineering design process.
P (AMME2302 OR AMME1362) AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901) AND (MECH2400 OR BMET2400 OR ENGG1960 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR ENGG1800)
N AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR MECH3921 OR BMET9921
Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET4990
Biomedical Product Development
6    A 1000-level chemistry, 2000-level biology, and specific knowledge of cell biology at least at the 1000-level, and preferably at the 2000-level.
P MECH2901 OR BMET2901
N AMME4990
Semester 1
Interdisciplinary project
ARCH3108
Industry and Community Projects
6    A Upper-level disciplinary knowledge
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    P Completion of 2000-level units required for at least one Science major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2