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Offered by the Department of Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science Honours (Industry Orientation): Molecular Biology & Biotechnology programme focuses on preparing the science graduates with skills and attributes for employability in the 21st century and to promote research and development in Sri Lanka. The programme includes a range of industry-oriented courses designed to provide a strong academic foundation in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and a solid understanding in their applications in industry and biomedicine. The programme also offers and industrial training and industry research project to train students in the necessary technical skills to obtain employment in industrial, or government research institutes.

Degree Aims

  • be able to apply academic knowledge gained in a variety of disciplines to a wider context in real world situations
  • be skilled in writing, problem-solving, critical analysis and synthesis, and research
  • be adept at continued, self-directed, independent learning in a range of ways, including through applicable modern technologies
  • have good communication skills with the ability to work amicably and efficiently in teams
  • have the transferable skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary for different types of employment, both in the public and private sectors, and in self-employment (entrepreneurship)

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this program, a student must obtain a GPA of 2.5 or higher within the first two years.

Course Modules

(L – No. of Lecture hours, P – No. of Practical hours)

Level 3

Semester I

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours Core / Elective
BC 3021 Food Chemistry 2 30L O
BC 3022 Metabolism I 2 30L X
BC 3026 Laboratory Techniques in Biochemistry & Mol. Biology 4 120P X
MB 3003 Introduction to Genomics & Proteomics 2 30L X
MB 3022 Gene Expression & Regulation 3 45L X
MB 3023 Recombinant DNA Technology 2 30L X
BT 3053 Introduction to Bioinformatics 2 15L 30P X
MS 3006 General Management 2 20L 20P O

Semester 2

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours Core / Elective
BC 3023 Metabolism II 2 30L X
BC 3027 Enzymology 2 30L X
MB 3901 Molecular Cell Biology 2 30L X
MB 3902 Animal & Plant Biotechnology 2 30L X
MB 3903 Nanobiotechnology 2 30L O
CH 3901 Bioanalytical Chemistry I 2 30L X
BT 3167 Phylogenetic Analysis 1 10L 10P O
FS 3004 History & Philosophy of Science 1 15 L O
MS 3007 Strategic Human Resource Management 2 20L 20P O
Total credits for Level III -30

Level 4

Semester I

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours Core / Elective
MB 4003 Mol. Evolution, Modeling & Computer-based Drug Design 3 30L 30P O
MB 4901 Medical Biotechnology 2 30L X
MB 4902 Environmental Biotechnology 2 30L X
MB 4903 Marine Biotechnology 2 30L X
MB 4904 Selected Topics in Biotechnology 2 30L X
MB 4905 Group Project/ Assignment 4 120P X
MB 4906 Biotechnology Seminar 1 30P X
CH 4901 Bioanalytical Chemistry II 2 30P O
FS 4005 Entrepreneurship 3 30L 30P O
FS 4006 Business Accounting 3 45L O

Semester 2

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours Core / Elective
MB 4908 Industrial Training 6 180P X
MB 4910 Industry Research Project 6 180P X
Total credits for Level IV -30