The experience


Bioinformatics 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 Institute, and R&D leaders such as CSL and CSIRO.

We’re also home to research centres such as the Melbourne Integrative Genomics initiative.

Professional networks

All students participate in a range of activities supported by organisations such as the Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society, Melbourne Bioinformatics, EMBL-ABR, and the bioinformatics student society COMBINE, which have been established to help nurture the careers of people wanting to work in this sector.

Career connections

There are many events that will connect you with industry and employers throughout the year. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with and learn from professionals in your field, and to join the STEM Industry Mentoring Program to develop your communication skills and employability.


While you’re studying with us, you'll have the opportunity to volunteer, 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, you'll have the option to study overseas.