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.

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 130 credit hours as per the following detail:

AREA Cr. Hrs.
Core Courses 56
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 BI1111 1
Cell Biology BI1113 3
Biochemistry Lab BI2221 1
Biochemistry BI2223 3
Introduction to Microbiology Lab BI1141 1
Introduction to Microbiology BI1143 3
Biochemistry BI3513 3
Molecular Genetics Lab BI2421 1
Molecular Genetics BI2423 3
Introduction to Bioinformatics Lab BI2711 1
Introduction to Bioinformatics BI2713 3
Bio-ethics and Bio-safety BI3823 3
Animal and Plant Physiology BI2153 3
Biotechnology BI3813 3
Functional Genomics BI4523 3
Introduction to Immunology Lab BI1151 1
Introduction to Immunology BI1153 3
Agriculture Biotechnology BT3843 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 BI4793 3
Bioprocess Engineering BI3833 3
Tissue and Cell Culture BI3713 3
Food Biotechnology BI4853 3
Enzymology BI 3533 3
Plant Breeding BI4723 3
Microarray Data Analysis BI4743 3
Microbial Genetics BI3453 3
Synthetic Biology BI4783 3
Mitochondrial Genetics BI4443 3
Pharmacogenomics BI3463 3
Virology BI3333 3
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology BI4843 3
Bioremediation BI3543 3
Water and Waste Water Material BI3523 3
Marine Biotechnology BI3823 3
Biofuel and Biorefinary BI3553 3
Industrial Biotechnology BI3733 3
Fungal Biotechnology BI3743 3
Biomaterials BI4883 3
Comparative Anatomy BI3163 3
Biodiversity and Conservation BI2173 3
Biosystematics and Classifications BI3193 3
Endocrinology BI3183 3
General Ecology BI1123 3
Evolutionary Biology BI3173 3
Developmental Biology BI2163 3
Medical Biology BI3313 3
Soil Biotechnology BI4323 3

 

Supporting Science Courses (19 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Introduction to Programming Lab CSBI1131 1
Introduction to Programming CSBI1133 3
Chemistry BI2213 3
Basic Mathematics MTBI1003 3
Calculus I MTBI1013 3
Statistical Methods in Biology MTBI2033 3
Biophysics BI2143 3

 

General Education (25 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Pakistan Studies HMBI1002 2
Islamic Studies and Ethics HMBI1012 2
English I HMBI1013 3
English II HMBI1023 3
Technical Report Writing HMBI2033 3
Humanities I HMBI2xx3 3
Humanities II HMBI2xx3 3
Management I HMBI4xx3 3
Management II HMBI4xx3 3

 

Design Project (6 Cr. Hrs.)

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

 

ROAD MAP

Semester - 1

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 1113 Cell Biology 3 3 3
BI 1111 Cell Biology Lab 0 3 1
CSBI 1133 Introduction to Programming 3 3 3
MTBI 1003 Basic Mathematics 3 0 3
HM 1013 English – I (Functional English) 3 0 3
HM 1002 Pakistan Studies 2 0 2
CSBI 1131 Introduction to Programming Lab 0 3 1

Semester - 2

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 1133 Microbiology and Immunology 3 3 3
BI 1131 Microbiology and Immunology Lab 0 3 1
BI 1123 General Ecology 3 0 3
BI 2213 Chemistry 3 0 3
MTBI 1013 Calculus I 3 0 3
HM 1023 English – II (Communication Skills) 3 0 3
HM 1012 Islamic Studies and Ethics 2 0 2

Semester - 3

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 2223 Biochemistry 3 0 3
BI 2221 Biochemsitry Lab 0 3 1
BI 2153 Animal and Plant Physiology 3 0 3
BI 2143 Biophysics 3 0 3
HMBI 2033 Technical Report Writing 3 0 3
HMBI 2xx3 Humanities – I 3 0 3

Semester - 4

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 2423 Molecular Genetics 3 0 3
BI 2421 Molecular Genetics Lab 0 3 1
BI 2173 Biodiversity and Conservation 3 0 3
MTBI 2033 Statistical Methods in Biology 3 0 3
HMBI 2xx3 Humanties – II 3 0 3
BI 2163 Development Biology 3 0 3

Semester - 5

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 3513 Protein Chemistry 3 0 3
BI 3813 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 0 3
BI 3193 Biosystematics and Classification 3 0 3
BI 3xx3 Elective – I 3 0 3
BI 3xx3 Elective – II 3 0 3
BI 3183 Endocrinology 3 0 3

Semester - 6

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 3723 Biological Database and Tools 3 0 3
BI 3721 Biological Database and Tools Lab 0 3 1
BI 3823 Bio-ethics and Bio-safety 3 0 3
BI 3163 Comparative Anatomy 3 0 3
BI 3173 Evolutionary Biology 3 0 3
BI 3xx3 Elective – III 3 0 3
BI 3xx3 Elective – IV 3 0 3

Semester - 7

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
HMBI 4xx3 Management – I 3 0 3
BI 4xx3 Elective – V 3 0 3
BI 4xx3 Elective – VI 3 0 3
BI 4523 Functional Genomics 3 0 3
BI 4912 Project Part – I 0 6 2

Semester - 8

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
HMBI 4xx3 Management Elective – II 3 0 3
BI 4xx3 Elective – VII 3 0 3
BI 4xx3 Elective – VIII 3 0 3
BI 4924 Project Part – II 0 12 4