What is Applied Biology?
Applied Biology is the understanding of how organisms work from subcellular to whole organism level. It also involves the use of living organisms (mostly microbes) to produce useful products. It includes traditional processes like brewing, cheesemaking and modern developments such as genetic engineering which can lead to new drugs against cancer and other diseases.
What is the BSc in Applied Biology Course?
This is a three year full time course. It is designed to provide students with the scientific skills, theoretical and modern practical skills to work in areas such as biopharmaceutical, food and environmental sectors.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Introductory Biology||Physical & Organic Chemistry|
|Introductory Chemistry||Cell Biology & Biochemistry|
|Introductory Physics||Physics for Scientists|
|Introductory Mathematics||Mathematics for Scientists|
|Good Laboratory Practice & Core Skills||Choose two of the following electives:|
|Introduction to ICT for Scientists||*Introduction to Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Science|
|*Science & Society|
|*Introduction to Food Science|
|* = elective module||* = elective module|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Microbiology 1||Microbial Biotechnology & Molecular Genetics|
|Spectroscopic Techniques||Chromatographic Techniques|
|Organic Chemistry & Biomolecules||Biochemistry|
|Statistics for Scientists||Food Microbiology|
|Laboratory Data Analysis & Presentation||Applied Maths for Scientists|
|Topics in Biotechnology||Environmental Science|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Chromatographic Method Development & Validation||Protein Chemistry & Enzymology|
|Introduction to Research Methods||Laboratory Data Modelling|
|Pharmaceutical Biotechnology||Microbial Ecology & Bioremediation|
|Molecular Biology||Applied Immunology|
|Total Quality Management||Sensors & Electroanalysis|
|Choose one of the following electives:||Laboratory Project|
|*Manufacturing Production & Processing|
|* = elective module|
5 subjects: OD3 or better
Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.
To find out more, visit Advanced Entry
Graduates are qualified to work in a variety of positions in laboratories such as:
Genzyme, Teva, Dawn Meats and Glanbia among other companies have employed graduates of this course.
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I really enjoyed my time at WIT. The BSc in Applied Biology offers the perfect mixture of theoretical and practical aspects. The small class sizes and extremely knowledgeable lecturers make this course excellent. Upon leaving WIT I felt confident in myself and my abilities and was well prepared for the working world. I really couldn’t recommend this course enough for anyone looking to pursue a career in science.
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