BS Biotechnology

Details & Semester Outlines for BS Biotechnology

BS Biotechnology at SZABIST is a four-year program spread over eight semesters and consists of 135 credit hours of teaching, 43 courses, an internship of at least six weeks, and a research project. The maximum time limit to complete the BS degree is six years.

Candidates are required to have 50% marks in Intermediate (FSc) or O-Levels (minimum 8 passes) and A-levels (minimum 3 passes in at least two subjects; Biology, Chemistry, and Physics).

First Year

Fall Semester

BTC 1103 Cell Biology
BTC 1105 English for General Purposes
BTC 1101 Biomathematics
BTC 1102 Biosafety & Biosecurity
BTC 1104 Chemistry

Spring Semester

BTC 1204 Microbiology
BTC 1201 Biochemistry-I
BTC 1202 English for Academic Purposes
BTC 1206 Sociology
BTC 1205 Probability & Biostatistics
BTC 1203 Islamic Studies / Ethics & Pakistan Studies

Second Year

Fall Semester

BTC 2303 English for Professional Purposes
BTC 2305 Microbial Biotechnology
BTC 2304 Introduction to Computer Science
BTC 2301 Biochemistry-II
BTC 2302 Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution-I

Spring Semester

BTC 2402 Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution -II
BTC 2404 Immunology
BTC 2405 Molecular Biology
BTC 2403 Humanities
BTC 2401 Classical Genetics

Third Year

Fall Semester

BTC 3505 Principles of Biochemical Engineering
BTC 3504 Introduction to Biotechnology
BTC 3503 Enzymology
BTC 3501 Bioethics
BTC 3506 Psychology
BTC 3502 Business Management

Spring Semester

BTC 3603 Industrial Biotechnology
BTC 3601 Agriculture Biotechnology
BTC 3605 Nutrition and Dietetics
BTC 3602 Health Biotechnology
BTC 3606 Research Methodology
BTC 3604 Medical Biotechnology

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

BTC 4705 Research Report I
BTC 4701 Animal and Plant Tissue Culture
BTC 4702 Bioinformatics
BTC 4703 Fermentation Biotechnology
BTC 4xxx Elective-I
BTC 4xxx Elective-II

Spring Semester

BTC 4801 Biological physics
BTC 4805 Research Report II
BTC 4802 Environmental Biotechnology
BTC 4803 Food Biotechnology
BTC 4xxx Elective-III
BTC 4xxx Elective-IV


BTC 4xxx Medical Transcription
BTC 4xxx Advanced Molecular Techniques
BTC 4xxx Systems Biology
BTC 4xxx Stem cell Research
BTC 4xxx Marine Biotechnology

BTC 4xxx Nanotechnology
BTC 4xxx Virology
BTC 4xxx Advance Biochemical Techniques
BTC 4xxx Telemedicine
BTC 4xxx Fungal Biotechnology