Bachelor of
Science:
This dual major is no longer offered from semester 1, 2018. Bioinformatics is now available as a single major.

Study Planner Information

Year 1 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective – an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science
OR
SCIE1100 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science
Compulsory
BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution Prerequisite for major
CHEM1100 Chemistry I1 Prerequisite for major
MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I2 Recommended
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory
CHEM1200 Chemistry 21 Recommended
BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms Recommended
Elective Elective

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course.
2. Students without Queensland Senior Maths C should complete MATH1050 before MATH1051.

Year 2 to 3 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective

Choose a study plan:

  • Applied Bioinformatics
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics

    Choose at least 6 units from:

    [ BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology
    CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
    STAT2003 Probability & Statistics

    BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
    2

    COSC2500 Num Meth in Computational Sci ]


    BIOL2202 Genetics
    INFS2200 Relational Database Systems
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

    Choose at least 8 units from:

    [ COSC3000 Visualization & Graphics

    COMP2506 Human-Computer Interaction
    Choose courses from the BSc course list
    2

    BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
    COMP3506 Algorithms & Data Structures
    COMP3702 Artificial Intelligence
    STAT3306 Statistical Analysis of Genetic Data ]


    BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics

    1. This course is available in semester 1 and 2.

  • Methods in Bioinformatics
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics

    Choose at least 6 units from:

    [ BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology
    CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
    STAT2003 Probability & Statistics

    Choose courses from the BSc course list
    2

    COSC2500 Num Meth in Computational Sci ]


    BIOL2202 Genetics
    INFS2200 Relational Database Systems
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

    Choose at least 8 units from:

    [ COSC3000 Visualization & Graphics
    INFS3200 Advanced Database Systems
    INFS3202 Web Information Systems

    2

    COMP3506 Algorithms & Data Structures
    COMP3702 Artificial Intelligence
    COSC3500 High-Performance Computing
    STAT3306 Statistical Analysis of Genetic Data ]


    BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics
  • Structural Bioinformatics
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics

    Choose at least 6 units from:

    [ BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology
    COMP2506 Human-Computer Interaction
    STAT2003 Probability & Statistics

    Choose courses from the BSc course list
    2

    CSSE2002 Programming in the Large ]


    BIOL2202 Genetics
    CHEM2060 Intermediate Chemistry 2
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics
    BIOC3000 Advanced Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    COSC3000 Visualization & Graphics
    2 BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics
    COMP3702 Artificial Intelligence
    COSC3500 High-Performance Computing
    CHEM3011 Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Systems in Bioinformatics
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics

    Choose at least 6 units from:

    [ BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology
    BIOL2006 Biostatistics
    DECO2500 Human-Computer Interaction

    BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
    2

    CSSE2002 Programming in the Large ]


    BIOL2202 Genetics
    Choose courses from the BSc course list
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

    Choose at least 6 units from:

    [ COSC3000 Visualization & Graphics
    MATH3104 Mathematical Biology

    Choose courses from the BSc course list
    2

    BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
    COMP3702 Artificial Intelligence
    STAT3306 Statistical Analysis of Genetic Data ]


    BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics

What will I study?

The University of Queensland's highly qualified academic staff use modern, flexible approaches to teaching to maximise student learning and potential. Students who undertake a major in Bioinformatics will develop a broad knowledge in four main areas:

Structural Bioinformatics – learn about concepts and computational solutions to study shape and dynamic behaviour of molecular systems.

Systems Bioinformatics – functions, processes and components in a cellular context. This plan provides you with the background, both in terms of biology and bioinformatics methods, to study systems biology.

Methods in Bioinformatics – computational theories and algorithms that underpin the tools and models that are being used to facilitate and make discoveries using biological data

Applied Bioinformatics – learn about different types of biological problems and gain the expertise to approach and solve them using appropriate methods in bioinformatics.

As well as content knowledge, a major in Bioinformatics will give you the opportunity to develop a range of related skills, such as text searching, text mining and solving dynamical systems, that will equip you to pursue a career in the broader areas of computational modelling and intelligent systems involving quantities of data. Assessment tasks will include problem solving in computer practicals, written review of literature, individual and collaborative projects, written project reports and oral presentations in student-conferences.

Bioinformatics is no longer offered as a dual major. From 2018, students can complete the Bioinformatics single major.