BS-Biotechnology

DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

 

INTRODUCTION

The B.S. Degree in Biotechnology is designed to give you fundamental training in basic scientific principles as well as in specific concepts, techniques, and applications used in biotechnology. The Biotechnology B.S. is rigorous degree, providing excellent preparation for medical school, dental school, and graduate school, as well as for jobs in the life sciences. The students may seek their career in educational institutes, scientific research and development, management in biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector.


Mission of BS-Biotechnology

To prepare qualified graduates equipped with knowledge, latest technological skills and innovative research expertise in the field of biotechnology, attained in a collegiate environment supported through national and international  linkages, for provision of high quality services in the society to serve community.


Program Learning Outcomes of BS-Biotechnology

  • Graduates will be prepared with an ability to apply fundamental and specialized knowledge of biotechnology to the solution of complex biotechnological problems
  • Graduates will be able to deliver an ability to identify, formulate, research literature, analyze complex biotechnology problems, reaching substantiated conclusions towards formulation of hypothesis using fundamental principles of biotechnology.
  • The graduates will have an ability to design experimental solutions to validate biotechnology Hypothesis and design process while maintaining biotechnology standards, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • 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.

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


Rationale for the BS-Biotechnology Programme:

Biotechnology refers to the employment of various types of “technology” to use, exploit, modify or improve existing biological processes for a specific purpose; its overarching goal is to enhance the quality of human life – be it directly or indirectly – by producing and/or developing effective pharmaceuticals, bioenergy, disease-resistant and high-yield crops as well as animals, and microbes for remediation in an efficient, cost-effective and ethically responsible manner. The field has already shown immense promise and further innovations are certain to culminate in dramatic improvements in existing technologies and outcomes. Biotechnology is the next wave of change that is likely to be as sweeping and invasive as that brought about by information technology.


Eligibility Criteria of Admission in BS-Biotechnology:

Candidates having 50% marks or above in Intermediate Science (Premedical/ Pre-Engineering) or equivalent examination are eligible to apply and all candidates seeking admission are required to appear in entrance test which will be conducted by Bahria University on particular time and date.


Brief Description of the Programme:

Bahria University Medical and Dental College is offering Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biotechnology. This is four Year degree Program consisting of Core (compulsory) curses and specialized courses. The program of study is as follows.

 

Course duration 4 YEARS
Study system SEMESTER SYSTEM
No. of regular semesters 8
Semester  Duration 18 weeks
Total credit hours 134 (HEC recommended: 124-136)
Number of courses per semester 5-6
Course Load per Semester 15-18 credit hr

Road map Of BS-Biotechnology for Spring 2023 mapped with HEC UG Policy 2020

Program: BS Biotechnology                                       Faculty: Health Sciences


Semester 1:

Sr. #

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category as per HEC Policy

Theory

Lab

1.        

BIO 112

Biochemistry-I

2

1

Natural Science (1)

2.        

MAS 102 CBI 105

Mathematics or

Cell biology

3

0

*Optional (1)

3.        

BSC 103

Behavioral Sciences

3

0

Social Sciences (1)

4.        

COM 104

Computer Studies

2

1

Quantitative Reasoning (1)

5.        

CSK 105

Communication Skills

3

0

Arts & humanities (1)

6.        

ENG 106

English –I

3

0

Expository Writing (1)

Total Credit Hours

16

2

 

7

Practical Learning Lab (4 contact hours per week)

* Optional:  These are introductory courses in different disciplines that are offered by department, which students may enroll.  The department will determine how many, if any, course credits earned in the optional course/s can count towards the Major or Distribution credit requirements


Semester 2:

Sr. #

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category as per HEC Policy

Theory

Lab

1

BIO 210

Biochemistry-II

2

1

Natural Science (2)

2

OCH 104

Organic Chemistry

2

1

Optional (2)

3

MSC 109

Sociology

3

 

Social Sciences (2)

4

PBI 208

Probability & Biostatistics

3

0

Quantitative Reasoning (2)

5

PES 111

Physical Education & Sports

3

0

Arts & Humanities (2)

6

ENG 112

English  -II

3

0

Expository Writing (2)

Total Credit Hours

16

2

 

7

Practical Learning Lab (4 contact hours per week)

Semester 3:

Sr. #

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category as per HEC Policy

Theory

Lab

1

ICH 107

Inorganic chemistry

2

1

Optional (3)

2

BMA 106

Biomathematics 

3

0

Optional (4)

3

BIT 301

Introduction to Biotechnology

2

1

Major  (1)

4

ISL 103

Islamic  Studies

3

0

Religious Studies

5

PAK 101

Pakistan Studies

3

0

Pak Studies

6

ENG 122

English  -III

3

0

Expository Writing (3)

Total Credit Hours

16

2

 

7

Practical Learning Lab (4 contact hours per week)

 

Semester 4:

Sr. #

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category as per HEC Policy

Theory

Lab

1

PHC  111

Physical Chemistry

2

1

Optional (5)

2

MIC 102

Microbiology

2

1

Optional (6)

3

VIR 310

Virology

2

1

Major (2)

4

CGE 114

Classical Genetics

2

 

Major (3)

5

CPT 211

Basics & methods of Molecular Biology

2

1

Major (4)

6

BPH 207

Biological Physics

2

 

Major (5)

Total Credit Hours

12

4

 

7

Practical Learning Lab (4 contact hours per week)

 

* Major and Distribution:  Major courses are in the discipline that the students declared as the main area of studies and are offered by a department.  Distribution courses are those which the department determine to be allied with declared major or discipline and are offered by other departments. 

Semester 5:

Sr. #

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category as per HEC Policy

Theory

Lab

1

ACI 210

Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation

2

1

Major (6)

2

RAB 403

Radiobiology

2

1

Major (7)

3

MMB 303

NanoBiotecnology

2

1

Major (8)

4

IMM 302

Immunology

2

1

Distribution (1)

5

PBE 304

Principles of Biochemical Engineering

2

0

Distribution (2)

 

SMR 409

Seminar-I

1

 

 

Total credit Hours

11

4

 

Semester 6:

Sr. #

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category as per HEC Policy

Theory

Lab

1

GRC 306

Marine biotechnology

2

1

Major (9)

2

MBT 307

Microbial Biotechnology

2

1

Major (10)

3

AGB 308

Agriculture Biotechnology

2

1

Major (11)

4

RMS 311

Research Methodology & Skill Enhancement

3

0

Distribution (3)

5

BIN 305

Bioinformatics

2

1

Distribution (4)

Total Credit Hours

11

4

 

 

Semester 7:

Sr. #

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category as per HEC Policy

Theory

Lab

1

FBT 309

Food Biotechnology

3

0

Major (12)

2

HBT 405

Health Biotechnology

3

0

Major(13)

3

EMB 403

Environment Biotechnology

3

0

Major (15)

4

IMB 404

Industrial Biotechnology

2

1

Major (14)

5

RPT 407

Research Project I

3

0

Major (16)

6

MOD 312

 

Molecular diagnostics

2

1

Distribution (5)

Total Credit Hours

16

2

 

Semester 8:

Sr. #

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category as per HEC Policy

Theory

Lab

1

RPT 406

Pharmaceutical biotechnology

 

2

1

Major (17)

2

BET 406

Biosafety & Bioethics

2

1

Major (18)

3

BTC 408

Fungal and Animal Biotechnology

2

0

Distribution (6)

4

BIN 409

Water and waste water treatment

Hospital waste management

3

0

Distribution (7)

5

EPD 410

Biofuels and bio refineries

2

0

Distribution (8)

 

RPT 408

Research Project II

3

0

 

6

INT 411

Internship (9 week)

 

 

Practical learning Component

 

 

Total Credit Hours

14

2

 

Program Summary:

Total Courses

Total Credit Hours

44

134