This course provides students with skills and experience in bioinformatics, focusing on omics science, computer programming, applied mathematics and statistics.
It provides work experience in relevant organisations within the industry, allowing students to gain an understanding of the application of bioinformatics in a real-world context. It also focuses on practical skills for researchers and industry professionals in bioinformatics and offers flexible study options through on-campus and off-campus study.
Academic Admission requirements (Band 6)
Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:
Bachelor degree; or
Equivalent prior learning including at least five years of relevant professional experience.
English Language requirements (Band 4)
English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:
IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience; or
Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.
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Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online
Semester 1: Study part-time Online
Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online
Semester 2: Study part-time Online
Year 1 - Semester 1
Data Analysis and Visualisation
Year 1 - Semester 2
Molecular Biology and Genomics
Biological Databases and Data Mining
Mass Spectrometry in Systems Biology
Year 2 - Semester 1
Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches
Integrative Systems Biology
Year 2 - Semester 2
Work Experience Project
Course Learning Outcomes
Apply communication skills to design innovative contributions to professional practice in Bioinformatics.
Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex ideas, concepts and theories in Bioinformatics.
Reflect critically on a complex body of specialist knowledge and understanding of recent developments and methods applicable to the field of Bioinformatics and related disciplines.
Use high-level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute a substantial project or contribution to professional practice in Bioinformatics.
This course places students with an industry/organisation for their semester-long project. The placement will enable students to undertake a bioinformatics project with a host supervisor, as well as getting direct exposure to the nature of the organisation and its priorities. This provides an excellent springboard for employment following this degree. Employment opportunities will be in local government, industry, state, national government and non-government organisations, particularly in the biological, medical and research sectors.
Possible future job titles
Bioinformatician, computational biologist, computational chemist, computational scientist, systems biologist, clinical bioinformatician, data scientist, data analyst, informatician, biometrician.