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Coursework

Master of Science (Bioinformatics)

  • CRICOS Code: 094592D

Where will this take me?

Overview

Career outcomes

Bioinformatics is one of the key sciences of this century, and demand for specialists in the area is strong and growing.

Our graduates go on to work as bioinformaticians, data scientists and analysts, and computational biologists.

Employers in this field include:

  • Medical research institutes such as the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and the Florey Institute
  • Research hospitals such as the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Government departments of health and economic development
  • Research-focused companies such as CSL and GSK
  • Universities and public research institutions such the CSIRO.

Technical and professional skills

On graduating from the course you’ll have a broad education in bioinformatics, with strong foundations in computer science, biology and statistics. Additionally, you’ll have strong professional skills in:

  • Programming and software development
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Research planning, literature reviews and ethical considerations
  • 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).