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Undergraduate program

NAME OF CURRICULUM    :  Bachelor of Science Program in Biotechnology
NAME OF DEGREE                : (Full) Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)
                                                               (Abbr.) B.SC. (Biotechnology)

OBJECTIVES

  1.  
    • To have graduates with high knowledge and research abilities to further develop biotechnology and related works.
    • To have researchers with creative power and capabilities in biosciences and applied sciences, in order to apply the research for developing the country
    • To encourage the knowledge and research in biotechnology and to apply to related authorities and private sectors.
    • To promote co-operation between government organizations and the private sector in order to develop the country with high technology in harmony with the national economic and social development plan.
    • To prepare the students with basic knowledge in biotechnology in order to continue their studies in a higher degree
    • STRUCTURE AND COMPONENTS

    • 1.
      General Education Courses
      30
      Credits
      2.
      Specialized Courses   
      104 
      Credits
      3.
      Free Elective Courses  
      Credits
      Total Credits
      140 
      Credits
      1.
      General Education Courses       
      30  
      Credits
      Part I.
      University Compulsory and Prescribed
      21
      Credits
      Humanities     
      3
      Credits
      Social Sciences 
      3
      Credits
      Languages
      9
      Credits
      Basics Science and Mathematics
      6
      Credits
      Part II.
      Department Compulsory and Prescribed
      9
      Credits
      2.
      Specialized Courses  
      104   
      Credits
      2.1
      Basic Science and Mathematics Courses   
      30 
      Credits
      2.2
      Major Compulsory Courses
      39
      Credits
      2.3
      Compulsory Courses outside the Department     
      14   
      Credits
      2.4
      Electives Courses  
      21  
      Credits
      3.
      Free Elective Courses  
      6
      Credits
    • DETAILS OF THE CURRICULUM
      MAJOR COURSES REQUIRMENT
    • 1.  General Education courses                                                                        30         Credits
      TU110, TU120, TU130, TH161, EL070, EL071, EL072, SC143, SC153, EC210, EL296
    • 2.Specialized Courses                                                                                    104        Credits

    • 2.1 Basic Science and Mathematics Courses 30 credits.  There are SC111,SC112, SC121, SC122, SC131, SC132, SC161, SC162, SC171, SC172, SC181, SC182, MA218 and MA219

    • 2.2  Major and Compulsory Courses. Students must study major and compulsory 39 credits from the following courses : BT201, BT202, BT231, BT282, BT284, BT301, BT332, BT333, BT341, BT342, BT343, BT344, BT345, BT351, BT352, BT491, BT492, BT493
    • 2.3  Compulsory Courses cutside the Department 14 credits.  There are MA313, CM206, CM227, ST338.
    • 2.4  Elective Courses  21 credits.  Students must choose 1 from 3 courses from the following courses :
    • 2.4.1  Industrial Biotechnology                                                           15         Credits
      An additional at least 6 credits from elective courses in biotechnology or any course from outside the department             BT376, BT436, BT458, BT476, BT487
    • 2.4.2  Agricultural Biotechnology                                                       12         Credits
      An additional at least 9 credits from elective course in Biotechnology or any course from outside the department             BT346, BT386, BT446, BT458
    • 2.4.3  Bioinformatic                                                                               12         Credits
      An additional at least 9 credits from the following and elective course in Biotechnology BT346, BT446, CS103, CS112, CS213, CS231, CS351
    • 2.4.4  Elective in Biotechnology course
      BT306, BT307, BT308, BT318,BT346, BT348, BT349, BT356, BT 357, BT376, BT386, BT416, BT407, BT416, BT417, BT418, BT 419, BT436, BT437, BT 438, BT446, BT 447, BT 448, BT456, BT457, BT458, BT 459, BT466, BT476, BT477, BT486, BT487, BT 488
    • 2.4.5 Elective course from outside the department
      FD211, FD212, FD321, AT302, AT316, AT401, AT432, EL396
    • 3.  Free Elective Courses                                                                                         6         Credits
      Students may choose from any courses offered in Thammasat University N.B. including general subject in Foreign Languages

      Biotechnology as a Minor
      Students from other majors who want to take Biotechnology as a minor are reguirey to take at least 24 credits as follows.
      1.  Minor in Biotechnology
      Students are required to take 10 credits from the following courses.
      1.1  BT341 Cell and tissue culture                             4 Credits
      1.2  BT353 Biotechnology 2                                        3 Credits
      1.3 BT354 Biotechnology 3                                         3 Credits
      1.4 An additional of 14 credits from elective courses in Biotechnology.
      2.  Minor in Bioinformatics
      2.1 Students are required to take at least 20 credits from the following courses:
      BT342, BT343, BT344, BT345, BT346, BT446, CM103, CM112

    • An additional 4 credits from the following courses.

      1. CS213 Data Structure                         3 Credits
      2. CS231 Programming Languages  3 Credits
      3. CS351 Database, system                 3 Credits
      4. Any course or courses from compulsory elective courses in biotechnology.

      Associate Degree Biotechnology

    • Students who have taken courses as required by the Department of Biotechnology and have an accumulation of not less than 100 credits are entitled to an associate degree in Biotechnology under the following conditions:

         

      1. have a grade point average at least 2.00
        • have been registered as full-time students at least five semesters.
        • have fulfilled the university general education courses of 30 credits.
        • have taken courses in the Department of Biotechnology for at least 67 credits under the following conditions :
        1. Science and Mathematics Basic Courses 30 credits.
        2. Specialized Courses not less than 37 credits.  Students must have grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average) from each course.
        • have taken at least 3 credits from free elective courses.
        • LIST OF COURSES

        • BT201 Microbiology    3 Credits
          BT202 Microbiology Laboratory   1 Credits
          BT231 Biological Process Engineering 1       3 Credits
          BT281 Fundamental of Biochemistry       2 Credits
          BT282 Biochemistry    3 Credits
          BT283 Fundamental of Biochemistry Laboratory     1 Credits
          BT284  Biochemistry Laboratory   1 Credits
          BT301 Microbial Physiology and Genetic 3 Credits
          BT302  Microbial Ecology    3 Credits
          BT306 Animal Virology  3 Credits
          BT307     Plant Virology   3 Credits
          BT308     Fungal Biotechnology     3 Credits
          BT318    Environmental Biotechnology 3 Credits
          BT332   Biological Process Engineering 2   4 Credits
          BT333  Biological Process Engineering 3    3 Credits
          BT341    Cell and Tissue Culture    4 Credits
          BT342        Principle of Genetics 3 Credits
          BT343 Genetics Laboratory 1 Credits
          BT344   Genetic Engineering I    3 Credits
          BT345 Genetic Engineering Lanboratory   1 Credits
          BT346  Basic Bioinformatics        3 Credits
          BT347  Genetics and Human Development   2 Credits
          BT348 Biodiversity and Evolution  3 Credits
          BT349 Cytogenetics     3 Credits
          BT351  Biotechnology 1   2 Credits
          BT352    Bioscience Research Methodology      1 Credits
          BT353     Biotechnology 2  3 Credits
          BT354  Biotechnology 3     3 Credits
          BT356 Biotechnological Ecology     2 Credits
          BT 357 Nanobiotechnology 3 Credits
          BT376 Industrial Microbiology  3 Credits
          BT386 Plant Biochemistry          3 Credits
          BT406  Microbial Products 3 Credits
          BT407  Yeast Technology   3 Credits
          BT416   Animal Histology   3 Credits
          BT417 Biotechnology for Animal Genetics Development   3 Credits
          BT418  Biotechnology for Upgrading Animal Feed  3 Credits
          BT 419 Plankton biotechnology 3 Credits
          BT436 Bioprocess Design  3 Credits
          BT437 Metabolic Engineering 3 Credits
          BT 438 Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology 3 Credits
          BT446  Genetic Engineering 2    3 Credits
          BT 447 Bioinformatics 2 3 Credits
          BT 448 Genomics 3 Credits
          BT 456 Agricultural Waste Management  3 Credits
          BT 457 Plant Biotechnology  3 Credits
          BT 458 Quality Control of Biological Products     3 Credits
          BT 459 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3 Credits
          BT466 Immunology     3 Credits
          BT476 Fermentation Technology  3 Credits
          BT477  Enological Technology    3 Credits
          BT486   Selected Topics in Biochemistry  3 Credits
          BT487  Enzyme Technology 3 Credits
          BT 488 Protein Structure and Function 3 Credits
          BT491  Seminar in Biotechnology  1 Credits
          BT492 Special Problem in Biotechnology 2 Credits
          BT493  Field Training  - Credits

          STUDY PLAN

          The 1st Academic Year

          The 1st Semester

          The 2nd Semester

          MA218 Calculus for science1

          3 Credits

          MA219  Calculus for science 2

          3 Credits

          TH161  Thai Usage 1

          3 Credits

          SC112  Biology 2

          3 Credits

          SC111  Biology 1

          3 Credits

          SC122  Chemistry 2

          3 Credits

          SC121  Chemistry 1

          3 Credits

          SC132  Physics 2

          3 Credits

          SC131  Physics 1

          3 Credits

          SC143  statistics for science

          3 Credits

          SC161  Biology Laboratory 1

          1 Credits

          SC162  Biology Laboratory 2

          1 Credits

          SC171  Chemistry Laboratory 1

          1 Credits

          SC172  Chemistry Laboratory 2

          1 Credits

          SC181  Physics Laboratory 1

          1 Credits

          SC182  Physics Laboratory 2

          1 Credits

          EL171  English Course 2

          3 Credits

          EL.172  Engilish Course 3

          3 Credits

           

          21 Credits

           

          21 Credits

           

          The 2nd Academic Year

          The 1st Semester

          The 2nd Semester

          MA313 Ordinary differential equations

          3 Credits

          BT201 Microbiology

          3 Credits

          CM206 Organic chemistry

          4 Credit

          BT202 Microbiology Laboratory

          1 Credits

          CM227 Quantitative chemical analysis

          4 Credits

          BT282 Biochemistry

          3 Credits

          TU110 Integrated Humanities

          3 Credits

          BT284 Biochemistry Laboratory

          1 Credits

          TU120 Integrated Scocial Science

          3 Credits

          BT231 Biological Process Engineering 1

          3 Credits

           

           

          EL296 Eng for Science & Technology 1

          3 Credits

          SC153 Introduction to computer

          3 Credits

          EL210 Introductory Eonomics

          3 Credits

           

           

          TU130 Integrated Science and Technology

          3 Credits

           

          20 Credits

           

          20  Credits

           

          The 3rd Academic Year

          The 1st Semester

          The 2nd Semister

          BT301 Microbial Physiology and Genetics

          3 Credits

          BT333 Biological Process Engineering 3

          3 Credits

          BT332 Biological Process Engineering 2

          4 Credits

          BT341 Cell and Tissue culture

          4 Credits

          BT342 Principles of Genetics

          3 Credits

          BT344 Genetic Engineering 1

          3 Credits

          BT343 Genetic Laboratory

          1 Credit

          BT345 Genetic Engineering Laboratory 1

          1 Credit

          ST338 Expermental Design for science

          3 Credits

          BT352 Biosciences Research Methodology

          1 Credit

          BT351 Biotechnology 1

          2 Credits

          ……..Elective Courses

          3 Credits

          ……..Elective Courses

          3 Credits

          ……..Elective Courses

          3 Credits

           

           

          ……..Elective Courses

          3 Credits

                          

          19 Credits

           

          21 Credits

           

          Summer

          BT493 Field Training (not less than 180 hours)

           

           

           

                         


          The 4th Academic Year

          The 1st Semester

          The 2nd Semester

          BT491 Seminar in Biotechnology

          1 Credit

          BT492 Special Project in Biotechnology (semester)

          2 Credits

          ……..Elective Courses

          3 Credits

          ……..Elective Courses

          3 Credits

          ……..Elective Courses

          3 Credits

          ……..Elective Courses

          3 Credits

          ……..Free Elective Courses

          3 Credits

           

           

           

          10 Credits

           

          8 Credits

          COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

          BT201 Microbiology                                                  3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken SC111 and SC112 or permission from the lecturer.
          General microbiology, topics include category, morphology, physiology, genetics, growth and metabolism, classification and identification as well as applied microbiology in agriculture, industry and medicine
          (Lect. 3 hrs./week)

          BT202 Microbiology Laboratory                              1 Credit
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT201 or co-study with BT201
          Laboratory techniques of BT201
          (Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          BT231 Biological Process Engineering 1            3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken SC132 and MA218 or permission from the lecturer
          Topics include dimensions, units, engineering calculations using mass and energy balances, fluid mechanics, nature of fluids, agitation and mixing of fluids, and related unit operations eg. Filtration, sedimentation, and centrifugation.  Visiting the plants, and laboratory work.
          (Lect. 3 hrs/week)

          BT281 Fundamental Biochemistry                         2 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken SC111 and SC122 or SC125 or SC127
          Structure and function of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids including enzymes, hormones, and vitamins; principles of bioenergetics; regulation of energy and metabolic pathways; biosynthesis of DNA, RNA, and proteins; regulation of gene expression.
          (Lect. 2 hrs/week)

          BT282  Biochemistry                                                 3  Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken SC111 and SC122 or SC125 or SC127 or permission from the lecturer
          Structure and function of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids including enzymes, hormones, and vitamins; principles of bioenergetics; regulation of energy and metabolic pathways; biosynthesis of DNA, RNA, and proteins; regulation of gene expression; applied aspects of genetic engineering, biotechnology, and biochemistry.
          (Lect. 3 hrs/week)

          BT283  Fundamental Biochemistry Laboratory   1  Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT281 or co-study with BT281
          Laboratory techniques of BT281
          (Lab. 3 hrs/week)

          BT284  Biochemistry Laboratory                             1  Credit
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT282 or co-study with BT282
          Laboratory techniques of BT282
          (Lab. 3 hrs/week)

          BT301  Microbial Physiology and Genetics         3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT201 BT202 and BT281 or BT282
          A further study of chemical composition, subcellular structures and functioning of microorganisms, nutrient composition, microbial growth, energy sources and microbial metabolism, selective permeability and stransport, regulation, basic theory of genetics and molecular genetics of microorganisms, new techniques of genetic engineering.
          (Lect. 2 hrs/week, Lab. 3 hrs/week)

          BT302 Microbial Ecology                                         3 Credits
          Prerequisite : ES211 or permission from the lecturer
          A study of species diversity, morphology and physiology of microorganisms in the environment.  Evolution, structure, growth dynamic and behaviour of microbial populations.  Microbial community and ecosystem including microorganisms in their natural habitat.  Effects of abiotic factors and extreme environments on microorganisms.  Interrelations between microorganisms.  Interrelations between microorganisms and their environments.  Biochemical cycle activities performed by microbial communities.
          (Lect. 2 hrs/week, Lab. 3 hrs/week)

          BT306 Animal Virology                                              3  Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT201 and BT202 or permission from the lecturer
          A study of human and animal viruses including properties, characteristics, classification, genetics, replication and interference, pathogenesis, immunology, interferon, oncogenic viruses, epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, antiviral drugs, as well as viral controlled biotechnology.
          Laboratory practice and field study is required.
          (Lect. 2 hrs/week, Lab. 3 hrs/week)

          BT307 Plant Virology                                                 3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT201 and BT202 or permission from the lecturer
          A study of plant viruses including properties, characteristics, classification, genetics, replication, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, antiviral drugs, as well as viral controlled biotechnology.
          Laboratory practice and field study is required
          (Lect. 2 hrs.2week, Lab. 3 hrs/week)

          BT308 Fungal Biotechnology                                  3 Credits
          Fungal biotechnology is a study of filamentous fungi as cell factories for the production of processing enzymes, therapeutic proteins, food additives, antibiotics and immunosuppressive agents and fungal biomass (single cell protein) and as biocontrol agents.  The unit covers fungal biodiversity in this areas, fungal growth and mycelial growth patterns, mechanism relation and organells involved in metabolites secretion from a mycelium and primary and secondary biosynthetic pathways.  The unit is also included fungal transformation.

          BT332 Biological Process Engineering 2            4 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT231 or permission from the lecturer
          Covers heat and mass transfer including heat transfer by conduction and convection, radiation heat transfer, heat exchangers, equilibrium-stage operations, solution and solubility, crystallization, evaporation, drying of solids, mixing of solids, adsorption, distillation, and extraction.  Visiting the plants and laboratory work.
          (Lact. 3 hrs/week, Lab. 3 hrs/week)

          BT333 Biological Process Engineering 3            3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT332 or permission from the lecturer
          Topics include process economics, instrumentation, automatic control and applications, process desing, equipment installation and maintenance.  Visiting the plant and laboratory work.
          (Lect. 2 hrs/week, Lab. 3 hrs/week)

          BT334 Biochemical Engineering                           3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT201 and MA313 or permission from the lecturer
          Topics include bacterial growth kinetics, substrate utilization, product formation, reactor types, sterilization, fermentation, agitation and aeration, instrumentation and control, scale-up processes, down stream processing : separation and purification, and process economics.
          (Lect. 3 hrs/week)

          BT341 Cell and Tissue Culture                               4 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken SC111 and SC112
          A study of plant and animal tissue culture technology and utilization of plant and animal production.  The method of acquired production via genetic engineering is also studied.
          Field study is required.
          (Lect. 3 hrs/week, Lab. 3 hrs/week)

          BT342 Principles of Genetics                                 3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken sC111 and SC112 or SC113
          Fundamental concepts of Mendelian genetics, extensions of Mendelian genetical analysis, cytogenetics, quantitative genetics, population genetics, molecular genetics, genetic engineering
          (Lect. 3 hrs/week)

          BT343 Genetic Laboratory                                       1 Credit
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT342 or co-study with BT342
          Laboratory works of BT342
          (Lab. 3 hrs/week)

          BT344 Genetic Engineering 1                                3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT201 BT282 and BT342 or permission from the lecturer
          Structure and behavior of DNA, enzymes for gene cloning, preparation of DNA fragments for cloning, cloning vectors, identification and analysis of specifically cloned DNA fragments, gene transfer in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, applied genetic engineering in medicine, agriculture and industry.
          Field study is required
          (Lect. 3 hrs/week)

          BT345 Genetic Engineering Laboratory1            1 Credit
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT344 or co-study with BT344
          Laboratory works of BT344
          (Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          BT346 Basic Bioinformatics                                    3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT342 and BT344 or permission from the lecturer
          Basic Bioinformatics is a science that integrate between biological and computer science.  The unit covers the history of Bioinformatics, introducing to different biological websites that are related to Bioinformatics and describing their main features.  The unit also introduce bioinformatics softwares and how to use the software such as creating a data file, searching and retrieving data from databases, analysing biological data in different patterns and etc in order to understanding biological mechanisms and their interactions in the cell and the relation between DNA and protein structures.  Application of data analysis in different biological aspects is discussed.

          BT347 Genetics and Human Development         2 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken SC111
          Topics include Mendelian genetics, chromosomal basis of inheritance, gene structure and function, human population genetics, cell development and differentiation, human genetic diseases
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week)

          BT348 Biodiversity and Evolution                           3 Credits
          Topics focus on biodiversity and evolution of plants, animals, microorganisms, situation and destruction problems of bioresource in Thailand.  These will include the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by appropriate technology.  The application of molecular techniques for biodiversity analysis will be covered.  Field studies are required.

          BT349 Cytogenetics                                                  3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT342
          Cell behaviour in inheritance, genetic variation, chromosome and chromosomal mutations, genetic evolution, applied cytogenetics in medicine, plant and animal breeding, laboratory techniques in cytogenetics.
          Field study is required
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week, Lab.3 hrs./week)

          BT351 Biotechnology 1                                            2 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT282 or permission from the lecturer
          A study of the scope of Biotechnology.  Applications of Biotechnology in industry, medical sciences, agriculture and waste management, biotechnological control, safety, patent and law.
          Field study is required.
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week)

          BT352 Biosciences Research Methodology        1 Credits
          A study of process of biological science research including document examination step and research procedure, techniques of writing a research proposal and a research progress report.
          (Lect. 1 hrs./week)

          BT353 Biotechnology 2                                            3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT201, BT202 and bT282 or equivalent
          Study on principles of biotechnology ; applications of industrial, medical and agricultural microbiology to biotechnology fermentation engineering ; enzyme technology; applied sciences of microbes, plants, and animals such as genetics, genetic engineering biochemistry, and immunology to new industrial biotechnology ; control and safety policy issue concerning biotechnology. Field study is required.
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week)

          BT354 Biotechnology 3                                            3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Used to study SC132, MA218, BT201, BT353, and BT202 or Granted a place from the lecturer
          This course provides the study of unit and dimension, including the fundamental of engineering calculation.  Application of material and energy balance in engineering calculation is also included.  This course further provides the topics of heat and mass transfer, fermentation and its kinetics, sterilization, and fermentation scale-up.  To complete a whole biological process, separation and purification of bioproducts and their process economics are also included.  This course also includes the factory visit.
          (Lect. 3 hrs./week)

          BT356 Biotechnological Ecology                           2 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken SC111 and SC112
          Principles of microbial, plant and animal ecology, conservation and development of biodiversity through biotechnological strategies.  Usage of biotechnological techniques to solve environmental degradation and pollution problems. Biohazards which have an impact on human health and environment.  Biosafety policies to solve future biotechnology development problems.
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week)

          BT376 Industrial Microbiology                                3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT301
          Industrially important microorganisms, their uses and characteristics; isolation of microbes from various edible sources; microorganism preservation, microbial strain improvement; growth and product formation; methods of laboratory and commercial production of various compound.s
          Field study is required.
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week, Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          BT386 Plant Biochemistry                                        3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT282 or permission from the lecturer
          A study of plant cell structures and functions, metabolism of plant biomolecules, photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, plant hormones, effects of toxic substances on plant respiration.
          Field study is required.
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week, Lab.3 hrs./week)

          BT406 Microbial Products                                       3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT301
          A study of process conditions and products of microorganisms with useful protential emphasis on antibiotics, amino acids, organic acids, vitamins, pigments, biogas, hormones, and polysaccharides; bioseparation, and purification including usage of the products.
          (Lect 2 hr.s/week, Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          BT407 Yeast Technology                                         3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT301
          Topics include classification, genetics, preservation, structure and physiology of yeasts important in industrial utilization including process of manufacturing of yeast cells and yeast cell products.
          Field study is required
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week, Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          BT416 Animal Histology                                           3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken SC111 and BT341
          Microtechnical sutides of the structures and components of the various cells, tissues and organs within the animal body
          Field study is required
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week, Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          BT417 Biotechnology in Development of Animal genetics        3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT351 or permission from the lecturer
          Topics include developing a new breeding, selection of parental lines, selection and improvement of animal breeding, in vitro fertilization, selection of sexes of sperms and embryos, embryo transferring, genetic engineering ad a study of qualitative genetics to improve economical animals.
          Field study is required
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week, Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          BT418 Biotechnology for Upgrading Animal Feed     3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT351 or permission from the lecturer
          A study of technology for improving animal feed in order to decrease the amount of contaminating toxicants in feed and to develop new and/or economical animal feed.  The use of update technology to increase the quality of animal feed will also be discussed.
          Field study is required
          (Lect 2 hrs./week, Lab. 3 hrs./week)

           

          BT436 Biprocess Design                                         3 credits.
          Prerequisite : BT231, BT332 and BT333 or consent of instructors
          Study of the fundamental of bioprocess design with emphasis on bioseparation proceses in laboratory, pilot and industrial level.  Process economics review such as project evaluation and cost estimation is also included.  This course also allows students to apply the concepts of bioprocess engineering into the commercial process.  Development and presentation of business plan for an innovative biotechnology product is an example.
          (Lect. and practical 2 and 3 hours per week, respectively)

          BT437 Metabolic Engineering                                3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT282. BT284, BT301, BT381 and BT476 or Consent of instructors
          This course contains cellular metabolism review, comprehensive models for cellular reactions, material balances and data consistency, regulation of metabolic pathways, metabolic pathway synthesis and metabolic flues analysis. Metabolic control analysis, analysis of structure of metabolic networks, flux analysis of metabolic networks, and thermodynamics of cellular processes are also included.
          (Lecture 3 hrs./week)

           

          BT 446 Genetic Engineering 2                               3       Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT281 or BT282 or BT 344 or permission from the lecturer
          A study of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, cloning techniques and DNA amplification, sequence analysis, applications of genetic engineering in varietal identification, diagnosis of human genetic diseases by DNA analysis.
          Field study is required
          (Lec. 2 hrs./week, Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          BT456 Agricultural Waste Management               3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT201 and BT202
          A study of composition and nutritional values of agricultural waste, recycling, utilization, and appropriate treatment of agricultural and agro-industrial waste.
          Field study is required.
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week, Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          BT457 Plant Biotechnology                                     3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT351
          A study of practical applications of biotechnology to increase economic plant yield and quality.  Plant micropropagation techniques including molecular biology and genetic techniques, molecular biology and genetic engineering to improve and establish new plant genetic development and creation of various plant products through biotechnological processes.
          Field study is required
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week, Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          BT458 Quality Control of Biological Products     3 Credits
          Prerequisite  :  Previously taken BT351
          Principles and methods of quality control of biological products received from the industrial process.
          Field trip is included
          (Lect. 3 hrs./week)

          BT466 Immunology                                                   3  Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT201 and BT202 or permission from the lecturer
          A study of nonspecific immunity, specific immunity, humoral immunity, cell-mediated immunity, complement, tissue transplantation immunology, tumor immunology, disorder of immune system, acquired immunodifficiency syndrome, monoclonal antibody, immunity to infectious agents, immunization, measurement of humoral immunity and cell-mediated immunity and application of immunology to biotechnology.  Laboratory practice in antibody immunity, cellular immunity, and field trip is required.
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week, Lab 3 hrs./week)

          BT476 Fermentation Technology                           3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT301
          A study of fermentation processes, factors related to fermentation ; aseptic techniques, agitation, aeration, biological dynamics, kinetics of growth, nutrient consumption, product formation including factors concerned to extend producing capacity.
          Field trip is included
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week, Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          BT477 Alcoholic Beverage Technology                3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT301
          A study of modern technology and fermentation techniques for production of alcoholic beverages; equipment, standard and qualified processes, law and regulation concerned with alcoholic beverages.
          Field trip is included
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week, Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          BT487 Enzyme Technology                                     3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT281 or bT282
          Sources and isolation of enzyme producing microorganisms; conditions for cell growth and enzyme production; enzyme kinetics and molecular regulation of enzyme synthesis in microbial cells; bioseparation and purification of enzymes; immobilization of enzymes including industrial applications.
          Field study is required.
          (Lect. 2 hrs./week, Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          BT486 Selected Topics in Biochemistry               3 Credits
          Prerequisite : Previously taken BT282
          A study of concept and research strategies of topics of current interest in the fields of biochemistry
          (Lect. 3 hrs./week)

          BT491 Seminar in Biotechnology                           1 Credit
          Selected topics in biotechnology.  Student have to search, report and present in the class to exchange knowledge, discuss, comment and answer questions.
          (Lect. 1 hrs./week)

          BT492 Special Project in Biotechnology              2 Credits
          Laboratory experiments and writing reports in biotechnology projects by using equipment that is advised and controlled by the project adviser.
          (Lab. 6 hrs./week)

          BT493 Field Training                                                Pass/Unpass
          Students need to obtain field training, which is not less than 180 hours during the summer break after the third year of study.  Student performance evaluation will be done after the training ended by supervisors.  Student will earn only S or U.

          Basic Science.
          SC111                                                                          Biology 1       3 Credits
          Study basic animal biology and fundamental biological concepts such as structures and basic metabolic processes of life Topics covered include levels of the organization (cells, tissues, organs, organ systems and organisms) on molecular biology of genes genes expressions patterns of inheritances, animal classification, growth and development, evolution and animal ecology
          (lect. 3 hrs./week)

          SC112 Biology                                                            3 Credits
          Study basic botany and fundamental biological concepts such as structure, physiology translocation and basic metabolic process of life.  Classfication, reproduction, genetic, evolution and plant ecology.
          (lect. 3 hrs./week)

          SC113 General Biology                                            3 Credits
          Study of basic concepts of plant and animals in volved daily lifes. Topics covers include structures and basic metabolic processes of plants and animals, levels of organizations (molecules, cells, tissues, organs and organisms), nucleic acids, roles of nucleic acids in inheritances, growth and development, evolution and ecology
          (Lect. 3 hrs/week)

          SC114 Cell Biology for Medical Sciences            3 Credits
          Topics include structure of cell, structures, and metabolisms of biomolecules, bioenergetics and enzymes, structures, and functions of plasma membrane, aerobic respiration and mitochondria, structures and expressions of genetic informations, protein biosyntheses, cytoskeleton and cell motility, cell signaling and cell cycle
          (Lect. 3 hrs./week)

          SC161 Biology laboratory 1                                     1 Credit
          This course is an integral part of SC111.  It is a practical skill to support the biological concepts thaught in SC111
          (Lab. 3 hrs./week)
          SC162                                                                          General biology laboratory       1 Credit
          This course in an integral part of SC112.  It is a practical skill to support the biological concept  thaught in SC112
          (Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          SC163 Biology laboratory 1                                     1 Credit
          This course is an integral part of SC113.  It is a practical skill to support the biological concepts thaught in SC113
          (Lab. 3 hrs./week)

          SC216 Animal biology                                              4 Credits
          Study animal biology including structures and basic metabolic processes of lifes, levels of organizations (cells, tissues, organs and organ systems) comparative physiology, growth and development,animal and human evolution
          (Lect. 3 hrs./week, Lab 3 hrs./week)