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Apply scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Study bioinformatics to develop your knowledge in computer science, genomics, proteomics and molecular biology.

Gain skills in machine learning and statistics, and specialised knowledge in data management.

You’ll learn to apply this knowledge to new innovations or discoveries. Equip yourself for a career in computational modelling and intelligent systems involving big data.

Focus on either the computational concepts for solving problems in the biological sciences or on understanding the fundamental challenges facing biologists.

A worldwide shortage of trained bioinformaticians and computational biologists means there’s high demand for your interdisciplinary skills. You’ll be equipped to work in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology companies, research organisations and governments.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2023

57 in the world for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2023

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Bioinformatician
  • Bioinformatics researcher
  • Production bioinformatics engineer
  • Research officer
  • Red cell reference scientist
  • Clinical genetics scientist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$40K–$85K

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Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$50K–$59K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Studios
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Bioinformatics 1: Introduction
  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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