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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the Undergraduate handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science

Managing facultyScience
Abbreviated titleBSc(Bio)/BSc(EnvMgt)
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Sunway)
Contact details

Course coordinator

Dr Emily Goh Joo Kheng


  • The maximum time for completion of the course is 10 years, including any periods of intermission. Students cannot take additional units that exceed the 192 credit points required for the course. Students wishing to take additional units can only do so on a single subject basis (full-fee paying basis) with the approval of the faculty.


This double-degree program provides the opportunity to combine studies in biotechnology with environmental management. Upon completion of this course, students will have a broad spectrum of knowledge of resource management issues and strategies in combination with knowledge of scientific principles, concepts and skills in areas of science relevant to biotechnology.


Refer to the Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) entry at and Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) entry at


Students must complete a program of study including 180 points of core units plus 12 points of elective studies. No more than 60 points of level one units can be included overall. The elective units may be chosen from any faculty at the Sunway campus, including units offered for other science courses.


Over the three stages of the course students must complete 192 points of study including all of the following:

  • BIO1011 Biology I
  • BIO1022 Biology II
  • BIO2011 Ecology and biodiversity
  • BIO3011 Research methods in biology
  • BIO3810 Tropical aquatic biology
  • BIO3820 Tropical terrestrial biology
  • BTH1802 Fundamentals of biotechnology
  • BTH2741 Biochemistry
  • BTH2732 Recombinant DNA technology
  • BTH2752 Cellular metabolism
  • BTH2820 Crop science
  • BTH3752 Molecular biology and biotechnology
  • BTH3820 Plant biotechnology
  • CHM1011 Chemistry
  • CHM1022 Chemistry
  • CHM2741 Instrumental analysis
  • CHM2951 Environmental chemistry - water
  • CHM3960 Environmental chemistry
  • ENV1800 Environmental science: A Southeast Asian perspective
  • ENV2726 Conservation of bioresources
  • ENV2757 Environmental health
  • ENV3011 Environmental analysis 2: Decision making
  • ENV3737 Environmental management
  • GEN2041 Foundations of genetics
  • GEN3030 Genetics of development
  • GEN3040 Genomics and molecular genetics
  • MIC2011 Introduction to microbiology and microbial biotechnology
  • SCI1020 Introduction to statistical reasoning
  • SCI2010 The practice and application of science
  • SCI3716 Laboratory and workplace management
  • additional elective units to take the total credit points to 192

Note: Students must complete:

  • at least 36 points of science units at level one and at least 24 points of science units at level three
  • no more than 60 points of level one units overall.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may graduate with either of the single degrees in this course following completion of at least 144 points and all core units of the relevant degree.


Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)

Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)