Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
You will receive job-ready training in biological and biomedical molecular sciences and explore the biochemical basis of life, how cells: reproduce, differentiate, produce proteins, manipulate and respond to their environments. You will have the opportunity to amplify and edit DNA sequences, to create genetically recombinant living organisms and produce recombinant products.
The course covers biochemistry, microbiology, biotechnology and bioinformatics.
In second year the course diversifies into two complementary streams of subjects:
The Molecular Biology stream includes Molecular Genetics and Genes, Genomes and Development.
The Cell Biology stream includes Cell Regulation and Advanced Cell Biology
Course highlights
Hands-on research: You will have the opportunity to conduct laboratory based and field based projects, gaining first-hand experience using cutting edge equipment and techniques
Dedicated teaching team: Teaching staff will use examples from their own research interests, including eco-genomics, stem cell biology, tropical infections, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, allergies and cancer.
Facilities: Our excellent laboratory facilities and regular program of visiting lecturers, who are experts in their field, mean your course is up-to-date with the latest findings
Career opportunities
Molecular and Cell Biologists work across a range of interesting disciplines including: ecology, climate change research, biology, medicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, agriculture and aquaculture.
Employment opportunities are available in research laboratories, government, hospital and diagnostic departments, as well as in biotech and pharmaceutical companies.


Which department am I in? Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based): 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5); TOEFL (internet-based): 79 (minimum writing score of 19); Pearson (PTE Academic): 57.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have completed a Queensland Year 12 English or the interstate equivalent, Chemistry and Maths B or other country specific requirements equivalent to Australia. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL score of 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.0); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 57.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from TAFE Queensland

Full Time (3 years)

A$34,500.00 (US$ 26,986) per year

19 February 2018, 23 July 2018

James Cook University Townsville Campus, 1 James Cook Drive, OAK VALLEY, Queensland, 4811, TOWNSVILLE, Australia