BioTechnology Syllabus at BITS-Dubai

The students need to complete 5 Discipline Electives, 3 Humanities Electives and 5 Open Electives to be eligible to graduate.

Open Electives - Electives from any other department
Humanities and Social Sciences Electives
Elective Courses:
Business Communication
Contemporary India
Creative Writing
Critical Analysis of Literature and Cinema
Cross Cultural Skills
Cultural Studies
Current Affairs
Derivatives and Risk Management
Development Economics
Dynamics of Social Change
Econometric Methods
Effective Public Speaking
Financial Management
Fundamentals of Accounts and Financing
Human Resource Development
Human Rights: History, Theory and Practice
International Relations
Introduction to Conflict Management
Introduction to Development Studies
Introduction to Financial Mathematics
Introduction to Globalisation
Introduction to Islamic Economy
Introduction to Mass Communication
Introductory Philosophy
Introductory Psychology
Literary Criticism
Modern Political Concepts
Organizational Psychology
Phonetics and Spoken English
Political Economy of the Gulf Cooperation Council States
Professional Ethics
Project Appraisal
Public Policy
Reporting and Writing for Media
Science of Sustainable Happiness
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
Symbolic Logic
Techniques in Social Research

General Sciences Electives
Introduction to Nano Science (EA C416)
This is a course for the science and engineering students to introduce the concept of Nanoscience at a basic level. It shows that nanomaterials are there in nature in abundance. Proper appreciation and unfolding them can lead to various fruitful application in Sciences, as well as in Engineering and Biomedical fields. The various techniques (conventional and ultra-modern) to synthesize and study nanomaterials are covered. The course ends with the direction towards which the field of Nanoscience is growing at the moment.
Modern Physics ( PHY F221)
Course description:Special theory of relativity; quantum mechanics and applications; atomic and molecular physics; statistical
physics; nuclear physics.
Nanotechnology for Renewable Energy and Environment (BITS F429)
Basics of nano physics, macro vs. nano. Solar cells: Organic solar cell, quantum dot solar cell, dye sensitized solar cell. Self cleaning in solar panel. Fuel cell: Nano electrode and catalysts. Batteries: Nano electrode based batteries. Catalysts: H2production and H2 storage. Carbon nano tube for energy. wind energy: Nanocomposites, nanocoating, and nanolubricants. Nanotechnology as tool for sustainability. Environmental fate & transport of nanomaterials. Nanomaterials for ground water remediation. Nanomaterials as adsorbents. Toxicity of nanomaterials, Ecotoxicological impacts of nanomaterials, Societal implications of nanotechnology.
Numerical Analysis (MATH F313)
This course deals with the numerical procedures to solve algebraic and transcendental equations, differential equations etc. Also enables one to devise algorithms for the numerical solutions of many mathematical problems which arise in the field of many engineering fields. Many problems in numerical differentiation and integration are discussed, along with the error analysis of different algorithms.
Number Theory (MATH F231)
Number theory is one of the oldest branches of mathematics .Those who are familiar with the work of Indian Mathematician Ramanujam would know his work was on Number Theory.With the advent of computers, however, number theory has been finding an increasing number of applications in practical settings .It has again gained importance as there are many surprising connections between the theory of numbers, computing and information theory. It is also being used in many branches of Engineering.
Operations Research (MATH F242)
Besides conventional topics of Operations Research the course deals with some of the statistical techniques of decision making, Test of hypotheses, both parametric and non parametric methods, comparison of two treatments and of several treatments using analysis of variance will be dealt with. Added to this control charts for quality control, Life models, system reliability statistical determination of life models, simple queuing models, Simulation for estimating solutions to problems which are not amenable to exact solutions will be used.
Optimization (MATH F212)/Core
An optimization problem in its simple form is one in which some entity with or without being subjected to certain constraints is minimized or maximized. The entity to be optimized may be profit, cost, time, product efficiency, consumer utility, etc. The constraints may involve manpower, availability of space, raw materials, funds, machine capabilities, governmental controls, etc. There are also optimization problems with more than one objective but such problems will not be normally considered in this course. The subject of optimization is multidisciplinary in nature. Optimization Problems are encountered in physical sciences, engineering, economics, industry, planning, and many other areas of human activity. Background needed for undertaking this course is acquaintance with Calculus, Set Theory and Linear Algebra. Objective of the Course is to familiarize the student with standard methods of solving optimization problems.
Introduction to Financial Mathematics(FIN F242)
The objective of the course is to provide the knowledge about preliminary understanding of mathematical tools and techniques to enable students to appreciate financial instruments, financial markets and also prepare them for financial analysis. The course includes understanding of interest rate, term structure, time value of money, annuities, discounting and accumulations, bond pricing and interest rate risk calculation. The course discusses derivatives and its use in risk management. The course on financial mathematics would enables students to prepare for higher level courses on finance like financial engineering, structured finance and actuaries etc.
Environment, Development and Climate Change (GS F212)
The course focuses on the concepts of environment, development, and climate change in the contemporary world. Focus is on the nature and causes of environmental problems in developing countries. Attention is given to both the causes and solutions of environmental problems and the role of state and non state actors interacting at local, national and global scales.The objective of the course is to develop a better understanding and ability to think critically about the issues relating to environment, development and climate change.
Science Technology & Modernity (BITS F214)
The course is aimed at exploring the interrelationship between science, technology, modernity and modern society. More specifically, it seeks to interrogate the relationship in terms of analyzing emergence of modern science in the western world and its implication and contribution to the idea of a modern society. It covers to an extent, the impact of such development in India and the broad contemporary debate over the role of technology within modernity and globalization. This course introduces diversity, cross-cultural skills which is extremely essential in the Global world.

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