Computational Biology is a rapidly growing field at the intersection of biology, mathematics and computer science. The Master of Computational Biology is a 300 point degree that aims to meet the educational needs of students seeking to work as computational biologists in industry, academia or government.
The course consists of:
- Core subjects that provide theoretical and practical training in the analysis, interpretation, and management of large biological data sets;
- Electives that provide specialist training in core areas of computational biology including bioinformatics, systems biology, biological and ecological modelling and biophysics.
- Additional electives chosen from an array of disciplines including computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, chemistry, physics, genetics and biochemistry;
- A project (industry, applied or professional) and/or a research project (the option to undertake a research project is dependent on a student’s results and availability of suitable project and supervisor);
Professional skills modules which provide training in business, communications and science application.