Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics

This degree is currently under review and is not accepting new admissions.

Step into a new arena

Bioinformatics is a still new science. It exists at the nexus of biological research, statistics and software engineering.

Thanks to fast-evolving technology and advances in genomics and proteomics, bioinformatics is developing at lightning speed.

What will you do?

Our Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics covers the foundations of the field. You will:

  • practise a range of approaches to managing, analysing and interpreting biological data
  • explore DNA sequencing systems
  • build research and project management skills.

Where could it take you?

This program might meet your professional development needs by itself. It could also act as a first step towards the graduate diploma or masters, opening doors to a wide range of cutting-edge career opportunities.

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3GC080
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3GC080

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $18,500


These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Potential careers

Bioinformatician, Future Trader

Degree Structure

Example Study Plan

Indicative study plan
Core Courses BIOINF 7110 Biology for Bioinformatics
BIOINF 7120 Research Methods in Bioinformatics
BIOINF 7130 Bioinformatics Practice
BIOTECH 7005 Bioinformatics and Systems Modelling

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Last updated: Monday, 17 Jan 2022