Master of Computational Biology
- CRICOS Code: 096365K
Where will this take me?
Our graduates go on to work as:
- Data scientists
- Business analysts
- Computational biologists
- Public health consultants
- Software engineers.
Employers in this field include:
- Medical research institutes such as WEHI, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
- Government departments of defence, health, innovation, agriculture, environment and economic development
- Research hospitals such as Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
- Research-focused companies such as CSL, GSK and IBM
- Academic and public research institutions such as universities.
Technical and professional skills
On graduating from the course you’ll have a broad education in computational biology with strong foundations in computer science, statistics and biological modelling.
Additionally, you’ll have strong professional skills in:
- Programming and software development
- Critical thinking and problem-solving
- Independent research, from planning and literature reviews through to implementation and reporting
- Scientific communication, both written and oral
- Time management.
At the end of the course, you’ll be well-placed to begin a PhD in the computational biology field, if you choose.
Claire Miller speaks about what it's like to undertake a PhD in computational biology.