AUT - Applied Microbiology major: Bachelor of Science

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Applied Microbiology major: Bachelor of Science

Applied Microbiology is an interesting and dynamic field where basic knowledge of micro-organisms is applied to human health, industry, agriculture and the environment. With this major, you will gain the skills and knowledge required in industry.

Bachelor of Science: degree outline

Applied Microbiology Overview

Interested in how micro-organisms interact with the environment? Keen to know how to detect causal micro-organisms of diseases and spoilage? Want to be part of industries that produce valuable products for society, such as antibiotics, foods and drinks, and alternative fuels?

Microbiology is the study of living organisms and infectious agents that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Applied microbiology is an interesting and dynamic field where basic knowledge of micro-organisms is applied to human health, industry, agriculture and the environment. As well as understanding the place of microorganisms across many areas you will acquire the practical skills required in research and industry to become skilled in scientific/technical report writing and presenting.

Structure

Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic calendar.

Year 1

You will study core or compulsory papers from across the degree.

Core papers

775205 General and Organic Chemistry
555301 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
555401 Health and Environment
775318 Form and Function of Plants and Animals
775102 Biological Chemistry
775317 Ecology and Evolution
775611 Biophysics
775111 Microbiology

Years 2 and 3

You take papers from your major area(s) of study and undertake your research project that involves an investigation into a scientific problem.

Year 2 papers
775112 Systematic Microbiology
775411 Food Science
776111 Biochemistry
776113 Environmental Microbiology
776114 Industrial Microbiology
776412 Food Microbiology I

Plus 1 elective at Level 6 (or above).

Year 3 papers
776115 Genetics
777113 Biotechnology
777120 Molecular Genetics
777411 Food Microbiology II
777003 Research Project

Plus 2 electives at Level 6 (or above).

Optional Papers

You may wish to select paper 146611 Research Method, some applied mathematics, and/or food science papers to complement this major.

Scholarship

Career opportunities

  • Environmental microbiologist
  • Food quality assurance scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Technical staff

Graduates and students of science

Other majors in Bachelor of Science

Other courses you may be interested in

Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Business conjoint degree
Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences conjoint degree
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Science

 

 

Last updated: 23 Aug 2013 3:01pm

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