Bachelor of Computer Bioinformatics
This degree is designed to produce graduates who are, first
and foremost, highly trained in relevant areas of computer
science and mathematics but who also possess knowledge and
skills in molecular biology and related biological science.
The degree has two strands, nonHonours (coursework) and Honours
(including a substantial research project).
Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge
Approximate UAI: 77
Assumed Knowledge: Any two units of English plus Mathematics.
For entry requirements for students 21 and over or international
students, please refer to the relevant prospectus.
Course Requirements
To qualify for the award of the degree Bachelor of Computer
Bioinformatics (BCompBioinf), students must complete 198 credit
points as detailed, over four years fulltime (or equivalent
parttime). Students who achieve a WAM of greater than 67.5
can undertake the Honours strand in their final year, while
other students will continue in the nonHonours strand.
Course Program
Subjects 

Credit Points 
Year 1 
BIOL103 
Molecules, Cells and Organisms 
6 
BIOL104 
Evolution, Biodiversity and Environment 
6 
CSCI103 
Molecules, Cells and Organisms 
6 
CSCI114 
Evolution, Biodiversity and Environment 
6 
CHEM101 
Chemistry 1A (or CHEM104 Chemistry 1D) 
6 
CHEM102 
Chemistry 1B (or CHEM105 Chemistry 1E) 
6 
MATH141 
Mathematics 1C Part 1 (or MATH187 1A Part 1) 
6 
MATH142 
Mathematics 1C Part 2 (or MATH188 1A Part 2) 
6 
Year 2 
BIOL213 
Principles of Biochemistry 
6 
BIOL215 
Introductory Genetics 
6 
CSCI124 
Object Programming 
6 
CSCI204 
The C Family and Unix 
6 
CSCI222 
Systems Development 
6 
CSCI235 
Databases 
6 
MATH283 
Mathematics 2E for Engineers Part 1
(or MATH203 Linear Algebra) 
6 
Plus one CSCI 200 level elective. 
Year 3 
BIOL303 
Biotechnology: Applied Cell & Molecular Biology 
8 
CHEM320 
Bioinformatics: From Genome to Structure 
8 
CSCI315 
Database Design and Implementation 
6 
CSCI321 
Project 
12 
MATH111 
Applied Mathematical Modelling 1 
6 
STAT231 
Probability and Random Variables 
6 
Plus 


STAT304 
Operations Research and Applied Probability 
6 
or 


CSCI323 
Artificial Intelligence 
6 
Year 4 (Honours)  WAM >67.5

BIOL320 
Molecular Cell Biology 
8 
INFO403 
Computer Bioinformatics Honours Project 
24 
INFO411 
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 
6 
Plus 


STAT304 
Operations Research and Applied Probability 
6 
or 


CSCI464 
Neural Computing 
6 
300/400 level elective chosen from the
Biology, Computer Science or Mathematics Schedule. 
6 or 8 
Year 4 (NonHonours) 
BIOL320 
Molecular Cell Biology 
8 
INFO411 
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 
6 
Plus 


STAT304 
Operations Research and Applied Probability 
6 
or 


CSCI464 
Neural Computing 
6 
Plus 300/400 level electives chosen
from the Biology, Computer Science or Mathematics Schedules,
of which at least 24 credit points must be at 400 level. 
30 
Honours
To qualify for an award of Honours, students must satisfactorily
complete the requirements listed in Year 4 (Honours) of the
Course Program above. The classes of Honours awarded are defined
in the Course Rules.
