Major - Microbiology

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3055.1

Related Courses

3678.1 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

Microorganisms impact on all aspects of our lives. A microbiology major will equip students with the skills and knowledge of microbiology and molecular microbiology relevant to employment in research laboratories and industries including biotechnology companies, medical and environmental laboratories, food, wine and pharmaceutical companies, quality assurance and scientific sales. The major, which includes the study of bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses and their roles in medicine, industry and the environment, will also provide a foundation for research at Honours and postgraduate levels. (Students from Parramatta and Campbelltown will have to travel to Hawkesbury to complete some of the units in the major).

Major Structure

Students must complete eight units, including three units at Level 3

Note: Students undertaking this major at Parramatta and Campbelltown campus need to travel to Hawkesbury to complete one or two Level 3 units.

Level 2

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300833 Microbiology 1
300896 Microbiology 2
300817 Molecular Biology
300847 Immunology

Level 3

Choose three of

300866 Analytical Microbiology
300826 Medical Microbiology
300905 Advanced Immunology
300883 Laboratory Quality Management

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