Bachelor of
Science:

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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.

 

1st Year Study Planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory for program – all BSc students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major – course required for this major
  • Recommended – other science course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective - choose a Level 1 course that interests you

This dual major is a combination of biology and mathematics.You are required to complete a sequence of 11 courses (#22 units - #10 at Level 2 and #12 at Level 3) for the dual major. You must also complete the prerequisite courses to be eligible for the major.

Year 1-Semester 1
BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution Prerequisite for major
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science
OR
SCIE1100 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science
Prerequisite for major
CHEM1100 Chemistry I1 Prerequisite for major
MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I2 Recommended
Year 1-Semester 2
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory for BSc
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

Please refer to the course list to ensure you complete the major requirements.
What do the different columns mean?

  • Sem - Semester
  • Compulsory courses – compulsory for the major.
  • Key courses – electives from the major's course list.
  • Recommended courses – complements the major.

Choose a study plan:

 

Bioinformatics (Dual Major) - Applied Bioinformatics

Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
Choose at least #6 from:
Recommended Courses
1 SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics

BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

CSSE2002 Programming in the Large

STAT2003 Probability & Statistics

BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
2 BIOL2202 Genetics COSC2500 Num Meth in Computational Sci INFS2200 Relational Database Systems
Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
#8 for:
Recommended Courses
1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics COSC3000 Visualization & Graphics COMP2506 Human-Computer Interaction Choose courses from the BSc course list
2 BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics

BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology

COMP3506 Algorithms & Data Structures

COMP3702 Artificial Intelligence

STAT3306 Statistical Analysis of Genetic Data

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

 

Bioinformatics (Dual Major) - Methods in Bioinformatics

You can find details about the first year of the program here.

Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
Choose at least #6 from:
Recommended Courses
1 SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics

BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

CSSE2002 Programming in the Large

STAT2003 Probability & Statistics

Choose courses from the BSc course list
2 BIOL2202 Genetics COSC2500 Num Meth in Computational Sci INFS2200 Relational Database Systems
Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
Choose at least #8 from:
Recommended Courses
1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

COSC3000 Visualization & Graphics

INFS3200 Advanced Database Systems

INFS3202 Web Information Systems

2 BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics

COMP3506 Algorithms & Data Structures

COMP3702 Artificial Intelligence

COSC3500 High-Performance Computing

STAT3306 Statistical Analysis of Genetic Data

Bioinformatics (Dual Major) - Structural Bioinformatics


You can find details about the first year of the program here.

Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
Choose at least #6 from:
Recommended Courses
1 SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics

BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

COMP2506 Human-Computer Interaction

STAT2003 Probability & Statistics

Choose courses from the BSc course list
2 BIOL2202 Genetics CSSE2002 Programming in the Large CHEM2002 Physical Chemistry
Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
#8 for:
Recommended Courses
1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

BIOC3000 Advanced Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

COSC3000 Visualization & Graphics

2 BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics

COMP3702 Artificial Intelligence

COSC3500 High-Performance Computing

CHEM3011 Physical & Computational Chem

Bioinformatics (Dual Major) - Systems in Bioinformatics

You can find details about the first year of the program here.

Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
Choose at least #6 from:
Recommended Courses
1 SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics

BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

BIOL2006 Biostatistics

COMP2506 Human-Computer Interaction

BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
2 BIOL2202 Genetics CSSE2002 Programming in the Large Choose courses from the BSc course list
Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
#8 for:
Recommended Courses
1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

COSC3000 Visualization & Graphics

MATH3104 Mathematical Biology

Choose courses from the BSc course list
2 BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics

BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology

COMP3702 Artificial Intelligence

STAT3306 Statistical Analysis of Genetic Data

 

 

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