Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC080

This degree is currently under review and is not accepting new admissions in 2021.

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

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, 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 a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 3GC080
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0.

    The completed degree must be in the field of: - Biological Science,
    - Physics,
    - Chemical Science,
    - Mathematical Sciences, or
    - Computer Science.

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC080

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Not offered to international students.

  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $17,500

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?


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

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    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
  • Related Degrees

  • Further Information

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Last updated: Monday, 14 Sep 2020