Biotechnology is the use of living organisms to create new products and processes. This field is an application of scientific and engineering principles to process materials by the use of biological agents to deliver goods and services. It is an applied science and has great scope in medical, agricultural, food and pharmaceutical sciences. Our BS Biotechnology curriculum has been designed to produce graduates with updated and practical knowledge of this multidisciplinary and emerging field.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

  PEO-1 The graduates will demonstrate advancement in microbiology profession by enhancing their knowledge and skills.
  PEO-2 The graduates will contribute competently in the industry by applying requisite technical skills.
  PEO-3 The graduates will demonstrate commitment to ethical values and contribute positively towards the society.

PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES (PLOs)

  PLO-1 Knowledge

An ability to apply fundamental and specialized knowledge of biotechnology to the solution of complex biotechnological problems.

  PLO-2 Hypothesis Formulation

An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, analyze complex biotechnology problems, reaching substantiated conclusions towards formulation of hypothesis using fundamental principles of biotechnology.

  PLO-3 Experiment/ Process Design

An ability to design experimental solutions to validate biotechnology Hypothesis and design process while maintaining biotechnology standards, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

  PLO-4 Investigation

An ability to investigate complex issues in biotechnology in a methodical way including literature survey, and development of systems, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.

  PLO-5 Modern Tool Usage

An ability to select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex biotechnology activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

  PLO-6 Impact Analysis

An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional biotechnology practice and solution to complex biotechnology problems.

  PLO-7 Management Skills

An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply biotechnology principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.

  PLO-8 Team Work

An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.

  PLO-9 Ethics

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of biosciences practice.

  PLO-10 Communication

An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex biosciences activities with the bioscience’s community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

  PLO-11 Lifelong Learning

An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent securing at least 50% marks in aggregate.
  • CUST Admission Test or HEC Approved Test.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate for the BS Biotechnology degree is required to successfully earn 131 credit hours as per the following detail:

AREA Cr. Hrs.
Core Courses 57
Elective Courses 24
Supporting Science Courses 19
General Education 25
Community Service 00
Project 06
Internship 00

Core Courses (57 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Cell Biology Lab BS1111 1
Cell Biology BS1113 3
Biochemistry Lab BS2221 1
Biochemistry BS2223 3
Introduction to Microbiology Lab BS1141 1
Introduction to Microbiology BS1143 3
Protein Chemistry BS3513 3
Molecular Genetics Lab BS2421 1
Molecular Genetics BS2423 3
Introduction to Bioinformatics Lab BS2711 1
Introduction to Bioinformatics BS2713 3
Bio-ethics and Bio-safety BS3823 3
Animal and Plant Physiology BS2153 3
Introduction to Biotechnology BS3813 3
Functional Genomics BS4523 3
Introduction to Immunology Lab BS1151 1
Introduction to Immunology BS1153 3
Agriculture Biotechnology BT3853 3
Industrial Biotechnology BT3733 3
Health Biotechnology BT3843 3
Genetics Engineering BT4453 3
Environmental Biotechnology BT4873 3
Microbial Biotechnology BT3373 3

 

Elective Courses (24 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Nano Biotechnology BS4793 3
Bioprocess Engineering BS3833 3
Tissue and Cell Culture BS3713 3
Food Biotechnology BS4853 3
Enzymology BS 3533 3
Principles of Breeding BS4723 3
Microarray Data Analysis BS4743 3
Microbial Genetics BS3453 3
Synthetic Biology BS4783 3
Mitochondrial Genetics BS4443 3
Pharmacogenomics BS3463 3
Virology MB3333 3
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology BS4843 3
Bioremediation BS3543 3
Water and Waste Water Material BS3523 3
Marine Biotechnology BS3823 3
Biofuel and Biorefinary BS3553 3
Fungal Biotechnology BS3743 3
Biomaterials BS4883 3
Comparative Anatomy BS3163 3
Biodiversity and Conservation BS2173 3
Biosystematics and Classifications BS3193 3
Endocrinology BS3183 3
General Ecology BS1123 3
Evolutionary Biology BS3173 3
Developmental Biology BS2163 3
Medical Biology BS3313 3
Soil Biotechnology BS4323 3

 

Supporting Science Courses (19 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Introduction to Programming Lab CSBS1131 1
Introduction to Programming CSBS1133 3
Chemistry BS2213 3
Basic Mathematics MTBS1003 3
Calculus I MTBS1013 3
Statistical Methods in Biology MTBS2033 3
Biophysics BS2143 3

 

General Education (25 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Pakistan Studies HMBS1002 2
Islamic Studies and Ethics HMBS1012 2
English I HMBS1013 3
English II HMBS1023 3
Technical Report Writing HMBS2033 3
Humanities I HMBS2xx3 3
Humanities II HMBS2xx3 3
Management I MGBS4xx3 3
Management II MGBS4xx3 3

 

Design Project (6 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Design Project I BS4912 2
Design Project II BS4924 4

 

SCHEME OF STUDIES

Semester - 1

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 1113 Cell Biology 3 3 3
BS 1111 Cell Biology Lab 0 3 1
CSBS 1133 Introduction to Programming 3 3 3
MTBS 1003 Basic Mathematics 3 0 3
HMBS 1013 English – I (Functional English) 3 0 3
HMBS 1002 Pakistan Studies 2 0 2
CSBS 1131 Introduction to Programming Lab 0 3 1

Semester - 2

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 1143 Introduction to Microbiology 3 3 3
BS 1141 Introduction to Microbiology Lab 0 3 1
BS 1153 Introduction to immunology 3 0 3
BS 1151 Introduction to immunology lab 3 0 3
BS 2213 Chemistry 3 0 3
MTBS 1013 Calculus I 3 0 3
HMBS 1023 English – II (Communication Skills) 3 0 3
HMBS 1012 Islamic Studies/Ethics 2 0 2

Semester - 3

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 2223 Biochemistry 3 0 3
BS 2221 Biochemistry Lab 0 3 1
BS 2423 Molecular Genetics 3 0 3
BS 2421 Molecular Genetics Lab 3 0 3
BS 2143 Biophysics 3 0 3
HMBS 2033 Technical Report Writing 3 0 3
HMBS 2xx3 Humanities-I 3 0 3

Semester - 4

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 3513 Protein Chemistry 3 0 3
BS 3813 Introduction to Biotechnology 0 3 1
BS 2713 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3 0 3
BS 2711 Introduction to Bioinformatics Lab 3 0 3
MTBS 2033 Statistical Methods in Biology 3 0 3
HMBS 2xx3 Humanities-II 3 0 3

Semester - 5

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 2153 Animal and Plant Physiology 3 0 3
BS 4453 Genetic Engineering 3 0 3
BT 3853 Agriculture Biotechnology 3 0 3
BT 3733 Industrial Biotechnology 3 0 3
MB 3333 Elective – I (Virology) 3 0 3
BS 2173 Elective – II (Biodiversity and Conservation) 3 0 3

Semester - 6

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BT 3843 Health Biotechnology 3 0 3
BT 4873 Environmental Biotechnology 3 0 3
BT 3373 Microbial Biotechnology 3 0 3
BS 3183 Elective – III (Endocrinology) 3 0 3
MB 3313 Elective  – IV (Medical Microbiology) 3 0 3
MB 4323 Elective – V (Soil Microbiology) 3 0 3

Semester - 7

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 4523 Bioethics and Biosafety 3 0 3
BS 4793 Elective – VI (Nano-Biotechnology) 3 0 3
BS 4443 Elective – VII (Mitochondrial Genetics) 3 0 3
MGBS 4xx3 Management – I 3 0 3
BS 4912 Project Part – I 0 6 2

Semester - 8

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 4523 Functional Genomics 3 0 3
BS 3463 Elective – VIII (Pharmacogenomics) 3 0 3
MGBS 4xx3 Management – II 3 0 3
BI 4924 Project Part – II 0 12 4