Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology)

Provided by PSB Academy


Awarded by La Trobe University

Course introduction


Science seeks answers to some of the most significant questions facing humankind. The extent of climate change, the best medicines to treat cancer, the most effective ways to protect endangered animals - and many other challenges - all require answers from science.

Our Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology) is a programme that provides students the opportunity to focus on subjects directly related to Molecular Biology as opposed to a generic science degree. This degree allows students to develop skills that are highly regarded and highly valued in the biotechnology and medical bioscience industries


Awarded the best university in Victoria for international student experience
(Victorian International Education Awards – student experience, innovation in education – State Government of Victoria, 2013)

Ranked top 100 emerging universities in the world
(Times Higher Education, The 100 Under 50 Universities, 2014)

Ranked 38 in the world for our courses in history (including archaeology) and in the top 100 for communication, media studies, linguistics and sociology
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013)

Australia’s best university for research in microbiology and equal best in biochemistry and cell biology, and veterinary science
(Excellence in Research for Australia 2012 rankings)

Practical Facilities

Full-fledged campus with well-equipped life sciences lab.

Programme Structure

Students will undertake a total of 24 modules.

Assessment and Examination

Assessments may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Degree Modules (Compulsory)
Advanced Biochemistry and Medical Biology Laboratory Course Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Cell Biology Introduction to Microbiology
Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3A (Part 1) Introduction to Biomedical Science
Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3A (Part 2) Mathematical Applications in Biology
Applications of Biotechnology Measurement and Observation
Chemistry 1A Metabolic Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Chemistry 1B Molecular and Human Genetics
Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology Organisation and Function of Cells and Organisms
Genetics, Human Biology and Evolution Organs and Organ Systems
Group Project Pharmacology A
Human and Molecular Genetics (Part 1) Pharmacology B
Human and Molecular Genetics (Part 2) Statistics for Life Sciences

Entry Requirements

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements are:

  • GCE ‘A’-Levels or STPM; OR
  • Local Science-related diploma in relevant areas with average ‘C’ grade; OR

  • Local Engineering diploma with Calculus Mathematics background and has a ‘C’ average grade may be considered; OR
  • PSB Academy Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences with an average ‘C’ grade, with a grade no lower than 'D' in any of the units; other than Chemistry where a minimum 'C' grade is required.

English Language Requirement
  • GCE 'O' level English (grade 1 to 6) or equivalent; OR
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0; OR
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English
  • TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 24 months for full-time pathway and 48 months for the part-time pathway.


Local Students
Full-time/Part-time intake: September 2015

Fees & Funding

Local Student

Programme Fees: S$1,733.40* (Per Module)

12 Modules
Eligible for relevant polytechnic diploma holders
18 Modules
Eligible for relevant polytechnic diploma holders
24 Modules S$41,601.60*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks