BVB328 Applications in Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the area of research and development using biological and cellular systems to produce many kinds of products that are used in different applications during everyday household living, at research institutions/organizations, as well as in different biotechnological companies and industries. Some specific examples of products and applications in Biotechnology include the use of yeast for dough rising (leavening) during bread making, using yeast in the fermentation and production of alcohol, use of filamentous fungi to produce enzymes that hydrolyse woody biomass to fermentable sugars, use of enzymes in laundry detergents, use of bacteria or animal cell cultures to produce proteins/antibodies for diagnostic kits in disease monitoring and control, application of genetic manipulation, recombinant gene technology and biochemical pathway engineering to obtain better producing/performing microorganisms and animal cell cultures.

Unit information

Unit code
BVB328
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Biology & Environmental Science
Study area
Science and mathematics
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Gardens Point
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2020: $1,190
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $4,644
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $5,328
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
BVB317 or BVB201

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
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Anti-requisites
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Co-requisites
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Equivalents
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Assumed knowledge
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