Biophysics (Dual Major)

(This major is available at St Lucia only)

Prerequisites required for progression in this major:

Course Code Units Course Title
BIOL1040 2 Cells to Organisms
CHEM1100 2 Chemistry 1
[ MATH1051 2 Calculus & Linear Algebra I [1]
[ or
[ MATH1071 2 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I [2]
[ MATH1052 2 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations
[ or
[ MATH1072 2 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations [2]
[ PHYS1001 2 Mechanics & Thermal Physics I
[ or
[ PHYS1171 2 Physical Basis of Biological Systems


Dual Major requirements (22 units)

6 units for -

Course Code Units Course Title
BIPH2000 2 Foundations of Biophysics
BIPH3001 2 Frontiers in Biophysics
[ PHYS3900 2 Perspectives in Physics Research
[ or
[ SCIE3260 2 Introduction to Research in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Microbiology (A)

and 8 units from -

Course Code Units Course Title
BIOC2000 2 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
BIOL2200 2 Cell Structure & Function
BIOM2011 2 Integrative Cell & Tissue Biology
CHEM2050 2 Intermediate Chemistry 1
CHEM2052 2 Chemical Biology
CHEM2060 2 Intermediate Chemistry 2
CSSE2002 2 Programming in the Large
PHYS2020 2 Thermodynamics & Condensed Matter Physics
PHYS2055 2 Introduction to Fields in Physics
SCIE2100 2 Introduction to Bioinformatics

and may include 2 units from -

Course Code Units Course Title
MATH2001 2 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
MATH2100 2 Applied Mathematical Analysis
COSC2500 2 Numerical Methods in Computational Science

and 8 units from -

Course Code Units Course Title
BIOC3000 2 Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BIOC3005 2 Molecular Systems Biology
BIOL3014 2 Advanced Bioinformatics
CHEE4301 2 Nanomaterials & Their Characterisation
CHEM3004 2 Determination of Molecular Structure
CHEM3010 2 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM3011 2 Advanced Physical Chemistry
CHEM3013 2 Nanoscience: Self-assembly
MATH3104 2 Mathematical Biology
NEUR3001 2 Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience
PHYS3020 2 Statistical Mechanics
PHYS3051 2 Fields in Physics
PHYS3071 2 Computational Physics

End notes

  • [1] Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
  • [2] Students with a high achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 6 or 7 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1071, MATH1072 and MATH2401. Students with a sound achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 4 or 5 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1051, MATH1052 and MATH2400.