Bioinformatics Engineering - BINFAH3767

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Computer Science and Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 3767 - Engineering (Hons) / Science


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Major)

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Stream Outline

Bioinformatics is an emerging discipline at the convergence of computing and the life sciences aimed at development of technologies for storing, extracting, organising, analysing, interpreting and utilising the 'tsunami' of information being generated. It is truly an interdisciplinary field. Not only have advances in computing helped accelerate the process of data generation, but the need to process and analyse this vast amount of information has led to advances in both software technologies (databases, algorithm design, machine learning and visualisation) and hardware architectures (IBM's investment in the development of petaflop computers is directly motivated by Bioinformatics problems). Additionally, there is considerable interest in Bioinformatics from researchers in medicine and mathematics.

The program is multi-disciplinary and students will achieve a high level of expertise across computing, maths and biology. Students will undertake major project in the fourth year bringing these areas together.

Bioinformatics Engineering is studied as a major stream in the BE(Hons). Day to day administration of this stream is conducted through the Computer Science and Engineering Student Office.

This page outlines the core rules for the Bioinformatics Engineering stream when taken as part of a single or dual award. The requirements total 168 units of credit, plus 60 days of industrial training. Refer to the program page for full details on the overall program requirements.

Further details on the stream requirements, electives, and advice regarding the order and placement of courses in the stream can be found at: School website

Stream Structure

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  • Professional Electives (12 UOC): Any level 4 or higher COMP.
  • 60 days Industrial Training

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