Department of Biosystems Technology


Bachelor of Biosystems Technology Honours


Main Objectives

  1. To offer a quality degree programme for students who enter the university through Advanced Level Biosystems Technology stream.
  2. To produce graduates qualified to be professional Biosystems Technologists locally as well as internationally.
  3. To provide expertise to design, develop and manage Biosystems in modern working environment.
  4. To provide qualified manpower to enhance the productivity, quality, efficiency and sustainability of local industries through the use of relevant technologically developed Biosystems.
  5. To produce technologists with broad knowledge on Biosystems.
  6. To produce graduates qualified to teach in the Biosystems Technology streams in schools and in Technical Colleges and to transfer the knowledge in technology to the society.

Specific objectives

The curriculum of this degree programme focuses on producing Technologists with the knowledge and technical expertise on Biosystems in Agricultural, Biomedical, Bioprocessing and Environmental fields. Relevant knowledge on Basic Science and Statistics, soft skills, ICT, entrepreneurship and basic management would be provided through the relevant course units. This degree programme will focus on providing broad knowledge on the following specific areas.

  1. Agricultural systems & Food production: Developing new farming and industry machinery for the production and harvesting of raw materials for food and beverages.
  2. Food Processing: Developing efficient systems and equipment to process, handle and to ensure the quality and taste of the food and health and safety of production.
  3. Biomaterials: Developing biomaterial production systems for the bio-energy and construction industries such as fuel crops or timber for furniture.
  4. Environmental Engineering: Developing renewable energy resources, designing systems for sustainable development and environmental protection and preservation including pollution control and recycling systems.
  5. Research & testing: Developing and testing food production methods, testing products and systems to ensure achievement of quality requirements.


Curriculum of The Degree of Biosystems Technology Honours

Level 1 Semester 1

Information Technology Course Units Complementary Studies Course Units
BST1112 - Information Technology I ENG1114 - English I (teaching – 4-hours per week )
BST1122 - Basic Mathematics
BST1132 - General Biology
BST1142 - Plant Physiology
BST1152 - Animal Physiology
BST1171 - Analytical Chemistr
BST1181 - Thermodynamics

Level 1 Semester 2

Information Technology Course Units Mathematics & Statistics Course Units Complementary Studies Course Units
ICT1213 – Database Management Systems TMS1233 - Discrete Mathematics ENG1222 - English II (teaching – 4-hours per week )
ICT1223 - System Analysis & Design and Usability TCS1212 - Fundamentals of Management
ICT1232 - Computer Laboratory
ICT1242 Management Information System
ICT1252 - Computer Architecture

Level 2 Semester 1

Information Technology Course Units Mathematics & Statistics Course Units Complementary Studies Course Units
ICT2113 Data Structures and Algorithms - ENG2122 English III
ICT2123 - Object Oriented Development TCS2112 - Business Economics
ICT2133 - Object Oriented Analysis & Design TCS2122 - Soft Skills
ICT2142 - Professional Issues in IT
ICT2153 - Internet Application Development

Level 2 Semester 2

Information Technology Course Units Mathematics & Statistics Course Units Complementary Studies Course Units
ICT2213 - Operating System Concepts & Applications TMS2213 - Probability and Statistics ENG2222 - English IV
ICT2223 - Computer Networks TCS2212 Accounting for Technologists
ICT2233 - Software Engineering
ICT2243 - E-Commerce Implementation, Management & Security

Level 3 Semester 1

Information Technology Course Units Mathematics & Statistics Course Units Complementary Studies Course Units
ICT3113 - Advanced Programming in Java/C++ - ENG3122 - English V
ICT3123 - IT Project Management TCS3131 - Human Resource Management
ICT3132 Software Testing Methods and Tools
ICT3142 - Mobile Computing Principles
ICT3152 - Human Computer Interaction
ICT3162 - Rapid and Agile Software Development
ICT3173 - Group Project

Level 3 Semester 2

Information Technology Course Units Mathematics & Statistics Course Units Complementary Studies Course Units
ICT3213 - Advanced Database Management Systems - -
ICT3222 - Data Mining and Business Intelligence
ICT3233 - Mobile Application Development
ICT3243 - Network, Computer and Application Security
ICT3253 - Distributed & Cloud Computing
ICT3262 - Software Verification and Quality Assurance
ICT3273 - Advanced Database Management Systems

Level 4 Semester 1

Information Technology Course Units Mathematics & Statistics Course Units Complementary Studies Course Units
ICT4316 - Research Project TCS4112 - Creativity, innovation and Entrepreneurship -
ICT4123 - Cloud Computing TCS4141 - Communication for Technologists
ICT4133 - Artificial Intelligence TCS4151 - Industrial Sociology

Level 4 Semester 2

ICT4216 : Industrial Training (6-months period)