Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics

Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD096
CRICOS 092946K

Build a career at the cutting edge

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 Diploma in Bioinformatics covers core aspects of the field. You will:

  • practise a range of approaches to managing, analysing and interpreting biological data
  • explore DNA sequencing systems and statistical modelling
  • pursue electives according to your interests and career goals
  • gain competitive research and project management skills.

If you have recognised prior learning, you can also extend your studies into areas such as advanced algorithms, analysis of 'big data' and IT commercialisation.

Where could it take you?

This program might meet your professional development needs by itself or act as a first step towards the Master of Bioinformatics. As a bioinformatics specialist you could design complex databases or look at ways to accelerate and improve the growth of food crops. You might analyse how alternative medicines alter gene expression in cancers. Perhaps you’ll design new methods for detecting disease or food allergens.

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Last updated: Thursday, 21 Nov 2019