Undergraduate study in Computational Biology
What can you study in Computational Biology?
You can study Computational Biology as a specialisation in the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) (BAdvSci(Hons)).
As a Computational Biology student you’ll take a range of complementary courses from the following subject areas:
- Biological Sciences
- Biomedical Science
- Computer Science
Structuring your BAdvSci(Hons) specialisation in Computational Biology
Your BAdvSci(Hons) programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 480 points. For your Computational Biology specialisation you must take the following courses:
- 75 points:
- BIOSCI 101 Essential Biology: From Genomes to Organisms
- BIOSCI 108 Biodiversity: Patterns of Life* or BIOSCI 109 Ecology and Evolution: The Continuum of Life*
- COMPSCI 120 Mathematics for Computer Science*
- COMPSCI 130 Introduction to Software Fundamentals*
- STATS 101 Introduction to Statistics
- 60 points:
- A further 15 points from any Stage II course in Biological Sciences
- 15 points:
- COMPSCI 369 Computational Biology*
- 15 points from:
- 15 points from any Stage III course in Biological Sciences
- 15 points from any Stage III course in Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics
- 60 points:
- 15 points from any 700-level course in Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics
- 30 points:
*subject to approval for 2019.
Where can undergraduate study in Computational Biology take you?
A Computational Biology specialisation can open up opportunities in biological and life sciences research, as well as in industry.
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