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BSc – Zoology and Ecology Major

Handbook year

2022

Major code

BSC-ZAE

Credit point value

24 credit points

Owner

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College

Science and Engineering

Major Structure (Except as second major with Aquaculture Science and Technology, Marine Biology, and Molecular and Cell Biology)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BS1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity

BS1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes

Level 2

BZ2490:03 Toolkit for the Field Biologist

BS2460:03 Fundamentals of Ecology

BS2470:03 Evolution

Level 3

BZ3061:03 Behavioural Ecology or BZ3745:03 Tropical Entomology

BZ3220:03 Population and Community Ecology

BZ3230:03 Ecology Research Methods or BZ3001:03 Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo

Major Structure (Second major with Marine Biology)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 2

BZ2490:03 Toolkit for the Field Biologist

Level 3

BZ3061:03 Behavioural Ecology or BZ3745:03 Tropical Entomology

BZ3220:03 Population and Community Ecology

BZ3230:03 Ecology Research Methods or BZ3001:03 Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points of subjects from List 1 (Breadth Subjects)

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any Level 1, 2, 3 or 5 subjects

PLUS

3 credit points of any Level 2, 3 or 5 subjects

Note: Students studying this as a second major in conjunction with the Marine Biology Major have subject overlaps.  Subject content contained in BS1007, BS1001, BS2460 and BS2470 is completed as part of the Marine Biology Major and this has been taken into account in your study plan.

Major Structure (Second major with Aquaculture Science and Technology)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 2

BZ2490:03 Toolkit for the Field Biologist

BS2460:03 Fundamentals of Ecology

Level 3

BZ3061:03 Behavioural Ecology or BZ3745:03 Tropical Entomology

BZ3220:03 Population and Community Ecology

BZ3230:03 Ecology Research Methods or BZ3001:03 Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points of subjects from List 1 (Breadth Subjects)

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any Level 1, 2, 3 or 5 subjects

Note: Students studying this as a second major in conjunction with the Aquaculture Science and Technologies Major have subject overlaps.  Subject content contained in BS1007, BS1001 and BS2470 is completed as part of the Aquaculture Science and Technologies Major and this has been taken into account in your study plan.

Major Structure (Second major with Molecular and Cell Biology)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BS1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity

Level 2

BZ2490:03 Toolkit for the Field Biologist

BS2460:03 Fundamentals of Ecology

BS2470:03 Evolution

Level 3

BZ3061:03 Behavioural Ecology or BZ3745:03 Tropical Entomology

BZ3220:03 Population and Community Ecology

BZ3230:03 Ecology Research Methods or BZ3001:03 Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo

OPTION

Select 3 credit points of subjects from List 1 (Breadth Subjects)

Note: Students studying this as a second major in conjunction with the Molecular and Cell Biology Major have a subject overlap. Subject content contained in BS1001 is completed as part of the Molecular and Cell Biology Major and this has been taken into account in your study plan.

List 1 (Breadth Subjects)

BM1000:03 Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology* (already core in the Molecular and Cell Biology Major)

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

CH1002:03 Chemistry: Principles and Applications

CP1401:03 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming I

CP1404:03 Programming II

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

EG1000:03 Engineering 1

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundation

MA1003:03 Mathematical Techniques

MA1580:03 Foundations of Data Science

PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics 1

PH1007:03 Advanced Stream Physics 2