Postgraduate Coursework Program in Applied Science (Bioinformatics)

General Information and Fees

Core Units of Study - description & timetable

Optional Units of Study - description & timetable

Applications - Local Students

Applications - International Students

Structure of Courses


Master of Applied Science (Bioinformatics)

Stream A (Computer Scientist)

Coursework Study Plan

Semester 1
STAT5001 Applied Statistics for Bioinformatics
MOBT5201 Molecular Biotechnology A (theory)
BIOL5001 Molecular Genetics and Inheritance
1 option. Recommended are –
COMP5424 Information Technology in Biomedicine
MCAN5104 Image Analysis
COMP5318 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
COMP5426 Parallel and Distributed Computing
COMP5028 Object Oriented Analysis and Design
COMP5211 Algorithms
BETH5000 Core Concepts in Bioethics

Semester 2
BIOL5002 Bioinformatics: Sequences and Genomes
3 options. Recommended are –
COMP5456 Computational Methods for Life Science
COMP5211 Algorithms
MCAN5104 Image Analysis
BETH5201 Ethics and Biotech: Genes and Stem Cells

Research Study Plan

Semester 1
STAT5001 Applied Statistics for Bioinformatics
MOBT5201 Molecular Biotechnology A (theory)
BIOL5001 Molecular Genetics and Inheritance
1 option. Recommended are –
COMP5424 Information Technology in Biomedicine
MCAN5104 Image Analysis
COMP5318 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
COMP5426 Parallel and Distributed Computing
COMP5028 Object Oriented Analysis and Design
COMP5211 Algorithms
BETH5000 Core Concepts in Bioethics

Semester 2
BIOL5002 Bioinformatics: Sequences and Genomes
MCAN5210 Research Methodology
BINF5002 Bioinformatics Research Project A
BINF5003 Bioinformatics Research Project B

Stream B (Life Scientist)

Coursework Study Plan

Semester 1
STAT5001 Applied Statistics for Bioinformatics
MOBT5201 Molecular Biotechnology A (theory)
COMP5213 Computer and Network Organisation
COMP5212 Software Construction

Semester 2
BIOL5002 Bioinformatics: Sequences and Genomes
3 options. Recommended are-
COMP5206 Introduction to Information Systems
COMP5211 Algorithms
COMP5214 Software Development in Java
COMP5456 Computational Methods for Life Science (requires completion of COMP5212)
BETH5201 Ethics and Biotech: Genes and Stem Cells
MCAN5104 Image Analysis

Research Study Plan

Semester 1
STAT5001 Applied Statistics for Bioinformatics
MOBT5201 Molecular Biotechnology A (theory)
COMP5213 Computer and Network Organisation
COMP5212 Software Construction

Semester 2
BIOL5002 Bioinformatics: Sequences and Genomes
MCAN5210 Research Methodology
BINF5002 Bioinformatics Research Project A
BINF5003 Bioinformatics Research Project B


Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Bioinformatics)

Stream A (Computer Scientist)

Semester 1
STAT5001 Applied Statistics for Bioinformatics
MOBT5201 Molecular Biotechnology A (theory)
BIOL5001 Molecular Genetics and Inheritance

Semester 2
BIOL5002 Bioinformatics: Sequences and Genomes
2 options. Recommended are –
COMP5456 Computational Methods for Life Science
COMP5211 Algorithms
MCAN5104 Image Analysis
BETH5201 Ethics and Biotech: Genes and Stem Cells

Stream B (Life Scientist)

Semester 1
STAT5001 Applied Statistics for Bioinformatics
MOBT5201 Molecular Biotechnology A (theory)
COMP5212 Software Construction

Semester 2
BIOL5002 Bioinformatics: Sequences and Genomes
COMP5213 Computer and Network Organisation
1 option. Recommended are-
COMP5206 Introduction to Information Systems
COMP5211 Algorithms
COMP5214 Software Development in Java
MCAN5104 Image Analysis
BETH5201 Ethics and Biotech: Genes and Stem Cells


Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Bioinformatics)

Stream A (Computer Scientist)

Semester 1
STAT5001 Applied Statistics for Bioinformatics
MOBT5201 Molecular Biotechnology A (theory)
BIOL5001 Molecular Genetics and Inheritance

Semester 2
BIOL5002 Bioinformatics: Sequences and Genomes

Stream B (Life Scientist)

Semester 1
STAT5001 Applied Statistics for Bioinformatics
MOBT5201 Molecular Biotechnology A (theory)

Semester 2
BIOL5002 Bioinformatics: Sequences and Genomes
COMP5213 Computer and Network Organisation