Computational Biology

    Where will this take me?


    Career outcomes

    After completing this major, you might pursue a career path in health and research roles within government or academia. Or you may find a career in industry across areas such as software systems, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Other areas in which computational biologists work include agrotech, biofuels, consumer genomics, and environmental management.

    Want to know more about what computational biology is all about?

    Visit the Melbourne Bioinformatics website

    Graduate degree pathways from this major


    Completing the Computational Biology major means you are very well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas. Research training preparation within the honours year, a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research.

    Graduate degree PATHWAYS

    Graduates who major in Computational Biology will be eligible to apply for the Master of Computational Biology and the Master of Science (Bioinformatics). If you wish to continue professional studies at graduate level, this major also leads to a range of graduate degree pathways:

    • Science and technology-focused graduate study in degrees including computer science, mathematics and statistics, information systems and biomedical sciences including biotechnology, epidemiology and biostatistics;
    • Graduate degree pathways that will prepare you for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, teaching, medicine and other health sciences
    • Further graduate study to develop your skills outside of science and technology in areas such as humanities, business, government.