Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms such as viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi, slime molds and protozoa. As the methods exploited to study and manipulate these organisms are different from the techniques used to study other domains of life, therefore, our BS Microbiology program is focused on biological investigations of microbes. Microbiologists can pursue their careers in various fields such as agriculture, food, environment, industrial microbiology, public health, pharmaceuticals, resource management, and Academia.

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 Microbiology to the solution of complex microbiology problems.

  PLO-2 Hypothesis Formulation

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

  PLO-3 Experiment/ Process Design

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

  PLO-4 Investigation

An ability to investigate complex issues in microbiology 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 microbiology 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 microbiology practice and solution to complex microbiology problems.

  PLO-7 Management Skills

An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply microbiology 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 microbiology practice.

  PLO-10 Communication

An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex microbiology activities with the microbiology 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 Microbiology degree is required to successfully earn 130 credit hours as per the following detail:

AREA Cr. Hrs.
Core Courses 57
Elective Courses 24
Supporting Science Courses 19
General Education 25
Community Work 0
Project 6

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
Introduction to Biotechnology BS3813 3
Introduction to Immunology Lab BS1151 1
Introduction to Immunology BS1153 3
Functional Genomics BS4523 3
Microbial Ecology MB2323 3
Virology MB3333 3
Mycology MB3353 3
Soil Microbiology MB4323 3
Food Microbiology MB4333 3
Medical Microbiology MB3313 3
Microbial Genetics MB3413 3

Elective Courses (24 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Epidemiology BS3363 3
Fresh Water Microbiology BS4313 3
Molecular Level of Anti-microbial Agent BS4533 3
Anti-viral Therapies BS4543 3
Microbial Biotechnology BI3373 1
Mol Immunology BI4113 3
Genetic Engineering BT4453 3
Clinical Bacteriology BS3213 3
Clinical Biochemistry BS4213 3
Mitochondrial Genetics BS4443 3
Microarray Data Analysis BS4743 3
Chemo Informatics BS4693 3
Bio Nano Technology BS4793 3
Environmental Biotechnology BT4873 3
Water and Waste Water Treatment BS3523 3
Bioremediation BS3543 3
Biofuel and Biorefinary BS3553 3
Industrial Biotechnology BS3733 3
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology BS4843 3
Fungal Biotechnology BS3743 3
Food Biotechnology BS4853 3
Comparative Anatomy BS3163 3
Biodiversity and Conservation BS2173 3
Biosystematics and Classification BS3193 3
Endocrinology BS3183 3
Evolutionary Biology BS3173 3
Developmental Biology BS2163 3
Animal and Plant Physiology BS2153 3
Agricultural Biotechnology BT3853 3

Supporting Science Courses (19 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Introduction to Programming Lab CSBS1131 3
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/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 HMBS4xx3 3
Management II HMBS4xx3 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 0 3 1
MTBS 1013 Calculus I 3 0 3
BS 2213 Chemistry 3 0 3
HMBS 1023 English – II (Communication Skills) 3 0 3
HMBS 1012 Islamic Studies and Ethics 2 0 2

Semester - 3

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 2223 Biochemistry 3 0 3
BS 2221 Biochemsitry 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
MB 2323 Microbial Ecology 0 3 1
BS 2713 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3 0 3
BS 2711 Introduction to Bioinformatics Lab 3 0 3
BS 3813 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 0 3
MTBS 2033 Statistical Methods in Biology 3 0 3

Semester - 5

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
MB 3333 Virology 3 0 3
MB 3353 Mycology 3 0 3
MB 3413 Microbial Genetics 3 0 3
BT 3853 Elective – I (Agriculture Biotechnology) 3 0 3
BS 2173 Elective – II (Biodiversity and Conservation) 3 0 3
HMBS 2xx3 Humanities – II 3 0 3

Semester - 6

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
MB 4323 Soil Microbiology 3 0 3
MB 4333 Food Microbiology 3 0 3
MB 3313 Medical Microbiology 3 0 3
BS 3183 Elective – III (Endocrinology) 3 0 3
BT 3843 Elective – IV (Health Biotechnology) 3 0 3
BT 3373 Elective – V (Microbial Biotechnology) 3 0 3

Semester - 7

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
BS 3823 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 4113 Elective – VIII (Molecular Immunology) 3 0 3
MGBS 4xx3 Management – II 3 0 3
BS 4924 Project Part – II 0 12 4