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BIOTECHNOLOGY

Major Combination
NQF level: 5: CHE1501; CHE1502; CHE1503; EUP1501; STA1510
NQF Level: 6: BIT2601; BIT2602
NQF Level: 7: Any four of : BIT3701; BIT3702; BIT3703; BIT3704; BIT3705; BIT3706

Bioprocess Technology and Engineering - Practical - BIT3704
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will provide students with aspects of bioprocess technology and engineering
Industrial Biotechnology - BIT3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will provide students with aspects and application of microbiology in industrial biotechnology.
Environmental Biotechnology and Bioremediation - BIT3706
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will provide students with aspects and application of environmental remediation using microorganisms.
Biotechnology - BIT2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: BCH2601
Purpose: This module will provide students with information on the fundamentals of biotechnology. The knowledge gained from this module will enable students to identify and apply practices, processes and principles of biotechnology to solve problems in health and diseases, including maintenance of the environment that is suitable for growing crops, and farming with animals.
Genetic Engineering - BIT2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: BMI2604
Purpose: This module will provide students with aspects of genetic engineering. This module incorporates fundamental knowledge of DNA and protein structure and function so that the individual learner acquires the basic knowledge to construct and use cloning and expression vectors containing recombinant DNA in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems.
Advanced Biotechnology - BIT3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will provide students with current aspects of advanced biotechnology.
Molecular Cell Biology - BIT3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will provide students with information on the structures and properties of molecules found within a cell and understanding the interactions between the various systems of a cell. The knowledge gained from this module will enable students to understand how DNA, RNA and protein biosynthesis regulated
Molecular Cell Signalling - BIT3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will provide students with aspects of molecular cell signalling and signal transduction.