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Master of Computational Biology (MC-COMPBIO)

Masters (Coursework)Year: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Award titleMaster of Computational Biology
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
CRICOS code096365K
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 9
Credit points300 credit points
Duration36 months full time or 72 months part time

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, environmental science, 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.