Computational Biology

    What will I study?


    After building your knowledge in biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, you’ll learn how to integrate what you’ve learned to solve problems in fields such as genomics, evolution, ecology, bio-imaging and metabolomics.

    In addition, you’ll also have the opportunity to focus on one of computational biology’s core disciplines – the life sciences, mathematics and statistics, or computer science.

    Your major structure

    You’ll complete this major as part of a Bachelor of Science degree.

    In your first and second years you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including mathematics and statistics, computer science, chemistry, biochemistry and biology subjects.

    In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in computational biology.

    Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects.

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