Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and Laboratory Science

The main aim of the program is to produce graduates who will be capable of supervising and managing biological research laboratories.

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Programme Availability
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Host Department
Department of Microbiology, Parasitology and Biotechnology
Level of Study
Undergraduate Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
3 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

TEACHING

SEMESTER 1
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
BLS 101    Laboratory Instrumentation                
BLS 102    Biochemistry                
BLS 103    Principles of  Laboratory Sciences                
BLS 104    Concepts and Issues in Biotechnology                
BLS 105    Cell Biology                
AS 102    Introductory Animal Genetics                
CHE 101    Basic Analytical Chemistry                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
DS 100    Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues of Development                
MTH 102    Basic Mathematics                
ENV 110    General Chemistry                
CS 103    Plant Physiology                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 2
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
BLS 106    Molecular Biology                
BLS 107    Microbiology and Microbial Genetics                
BLS 108    Virology                
MTH 106    Introductory Statistics                
SC 101    Communication Skills II                
CIT 100    Computer Applications                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
ENV 102    Botany                
BLS 109    Animal Physiology                
BLS 110    Haematology                

SEMESTER 3
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
BLS 201    Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques                
BLS 202    Advanced Nucleic Acids Techniques                
BLS 203    Analytical Biochemistry                
MTH 201    Biometry                
BLS 204    General Parasitology and Entomology                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
FT 100    Introduction to Food Science                
RD 201    Introduction to Gender and Development                
ENV 210    Environmental Microbiology                
VM 119    General Histology                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 4
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
BLS 206    Diagnostic Microbiology                
BLS 207    Immunobiology and Immunodiagnostics                
BLS 208    Diagnostic Parasitology                
BLS 209    Genetic Engineering                
BLS 210    Forensic Science                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
FT 106    Food Storage and Handling                
BLS 211    Laboratory Animal Science                
CS 203    Plant Pathology                
BLS 213    General Pathology                
BLS 212    Introduction to Pharmacology                
BLS 205    Epidemiology                

SEMESTER 5
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FT 301    Applied Food Biotechnology                
BLS 302    Research Methodology                
BLS 303    Principles of Computational Biology                
BLS 304    Occupational Safety and Good Laboratory Practice                
WLM 305    Biodiversity Conservation and Monitoring                


                
ELECTIVE COURSES
CS 311    Plant Biotechnology                
FT 301    Applied Food Biotechnology                
FT 303    Food Quality Assurance and                
    Legislation                
HN 102    Introduction to Human Nutrition                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
BLS 312    Public Health and Risk Assessment                
                
                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 6
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
BLS 306    Genomics and Bioinformatics                
BLS 307    Biosafety and Ethics in Biotechnology                
BLS 308    Biomedical Technology                
BLS 309    Research Project                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
FT 308    Technology of Spices and Non- alcoholic Beverages                
BLS 310    Biocontrol of Plant Diseases                
BLS 311    Animal Biotechnology                
BLS 314    Toxicology                
BLS 313    Diagnostic Pathology                
                
 ASSESMENT
 

Admission for the Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences  requires Two principal passes (4 points) in Chemistry and Biology/Zoology/Botany and a pass in Physics/ Mathematics/ Geography/ Science and Practice in Agriculture at A- level certificate OR  Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Medical Laboratory Technology, Veterinary Laboratory Technology, Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry, Animal Health, Animal Production, Wildlife, Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry or  Bee-keeping and THREE credits or FOUR passes in Biology/Zoology and Chemistry/Physics/ Mathematics/ Science and Practice of Agriculture/ Geography at O-level certificate. 

Tshs 1,263,000 per year

  1. Applicants should apply directly to SUA using the online admission system “Application for Admission” button at www.suanet.ac.tz. (See guide for online application below) or physically submit the forms to the admission office (Room No. 223 and 224 in the Administration Block). 
     
  2. Applications to all programs must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of ten thousand Tanzania shillings (10,000/=) only.
     
  3. Payment can be made through M-pesa, Tigo pesa, Airtel money, Halopesa, Master card, Visa card. Instructions on these modes of payment are contained in the application form during the application process.
     
  4. Application fee cqan also be paid at CRDB bank, Sim-banking, Fahari Huduma, using the invoice number generated at preliminary registration during online application. Detailed instructions on how to effect payment are provided on the application panel.
     
  5. Some instructions, including the Invoice number are sent to your e-mail after filling the first application page.
     
  6. Applications must be accompanied (uploaded at application) by genuine copies of relevant certificates and a passport size photograph. Applications without photocopies of certificates will not be considered
     
  7. Applicants with foreign secondary school certificates should arrange with the National Examinations Council (NECTA) for equivalence translation before lodging their applications.
     
  8. Applicants should meet the minimum stated qualifications; otherwise such application will not be processed.
     
  9. Application Deadline for 2017/2018 Application = 30th August, 2017

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The office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics),
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P. O. Box 3000,
MOROGORO.


Inquiries should be sent to:-
Admission Help desk
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3000, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro

Telephone No: 0765997885 OR 0692762372

Email: admission@suanet.ac.tz

 

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