Where will this take me?


This course is currently suspended for future intakes and is not taking any new applications.

Career outcomes

Our graduates go on to work as bioinformaticians, computational biologists, academic researchers (in biology, applied mathematics and computational science), data scientists, business analysts, public health consultants and software engineers.

Employers in this field include:

  • Medical research institutes such as the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, 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
  • Universities and public research institutions.

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.

Further study

At the end of the course, you’ll be well-placed to undertake a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in the computational biology field, if you choose.