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Master of Science (Bioinformatics) (MC-SCIBIF) // Entry and participation requirements

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Entry requirements

  1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
  • an undergraduate degree major in Biology and Biomedicine; Mathematics and Statistics; or Computer Science, and
  • a weighted average mark of at least H3(65%) in the best 50 points in that major or relevant discipline studies at third year; and
  • completion of MAST10005 Calculus 1 or equivalent.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

  1. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
  • prior academic performance.

  1. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

  1. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.


  • Quotas may be applied and preference may be given to applicants with evidence of appropriate preparation or potential to undertake research.
  • Entry into this stream of the Master of Science (Bioinformatics) is subject to the capacity of the department(s) or school(s) to provide adequate supervision in a research project appropriate to the interests and preparation of the individual student and may be subject to the agreement of a member of academic staff to supervise the project module

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providingsupport to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/