BCM301 Food Biotechnology (8)

Introduces students to a number of molecular biology techniques
including genetic engineering and examines a range of
applications for this technology in the food industry.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Wine and Food Sciences

Assumed Knowledge
BCM206 or BMS205

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • describe the important issues related to molecular biotechnology;
  • describe the different biological systems used in molecular biotechnology;
  • describe the flow of genetic information;
  • describe the principles of different molecular biotechnology techniques;
  • describe a range of molecular biotechnology applications particularly those associated with the food and beverage industries


This subject will cover the following topics:

* The molecular biology revolution; * Molecular biotechnology biological systems; * DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis; * Recombinant DNA technology; * Chemical synthesis, sequencing, and amplification of DNA; * Directed mutagenesis and protein engineering; * Applications of Molecular Biotechnology; * Synthesis of commercial products by recombinant microorganisms; * Genetically modified food products; * Regulating molecular biotechnology

Residential School

This subject contains a 4 day Compulsory Residential School.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.