The experience


Computational Biology in the Biomedical Precinct

The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct is home to 30 hospitals, medical research organisations and biotechnology institutes, employing tens of thousands of professionals, researchers and scientists.

Because we're located in the heart of this precinct, you'll benefit from close connections with world-class hospitals including the Royal Women's Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, institutes like the Florey, and research and development leaders such as CSL and CSIRO.

Learn from the world’s best

The University of Melbourne has some of the world’s leading computational biologists. We work on predicting disease outbreaks, ecological modelling, linking populations through genetics, understanding the malaria parasite, and we even helped identify the body of King Richard III, the last English King to die in battle, from bones found under a carpark in Leicester.

“When a disease outbreak occurs, either naturally or through an act of bioterrorism, the forecasting tool that we’ve developed provides the crucial link between scenario planning, which has been conducted in preparation for future events, and real-time data analysis.” – Professor James McCaw, coordinator of the Master of Computational Biology and co-developer of EpiFX.

Hear what it's like to study a Master of Computational Biology at the University of Melbourne from student Evy Gomm.

Career connections

Events that connect students with industry and other employers are held throughout the year. You’ll have the opportunity to network with and learn from professionals in your field.

We also offer students the STEM Industry Mentoring Program and the Job Ready short course – helping develop your communication skills and employability.


While you’re studying with us, why not take advantage of the many opportunities available for you to get involved with volunteering to extend your learning opportunities, connect with communities, and enhance your employability. One opportunity for volunteering is through the Science Student Ambassadors program.

Study abroad

To add a global experience to your degree, consider studying overseas. The optional industry internship subject can also be completed overseas.