Master of Computational Biology

  • CRICOS Code: 096365K

Where will this take me?


Career outcomes

Our graduates go on to work as:

  • Bioinformaticians
  • 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.

Further study

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.