This advice is for the revised BE (Bioinformatics) degree. Students who commenced earlier than 2012 should follow this advice where possible and consult the UNSW Handbook for the year they commenced if this is not possible.
Students who are unsure about how the program revision will affect them should contact the CSE Student Office (undergrad at cse . unsw . edu . au).
Bioinformatics graduates receive a Bachelor of Engineering after four years. 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.
UOC denotes Units of Credit, a measure of the amount of work required in a course.
|YEAR 1||S1 UOC||S2 UOC|
|Mathematics 1A or
Higher Mathematics 1A
|Mathematics 1B or
Higher Mathematics 1B
|BABS1201||Molecules, Cells & Genes||6||-|
|Chemistry A or
Higher Chemistry A
|Chemistry B or
Higher Chemistry B
* CHEM1031 is appropriate for those who have 75-100 in 2U Chemistry or equivalent.
|YEAR 2||S1 UOC||S2 UOC|
|COMP2911||Engineering Design 2||6||-|
|Principles of Biochemistry (Advanced)
|COMP2041||Software Construction: Techniques and Tools||-||6|
|BIOC2201||Principles of Mol. Biol||6||-|
|Higher Theory of Statistics or
Theory of Statistics
It is recommended that students start thinking about Industrial Training in the summer after Year 2 and Year 3. Graduation may be delayed if a satisfactory report for 60 day industrial training has not been received by the release of final year results.
|YEAR 3||S1 UOC||S2 UOC|
|BABS3121||Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids||6||-|
|BINF3010||Bioinformatics Methods & Applications||6||-|
|COMP3121||Algorithms & Programming Techniques||6||-|
|Life Sciences Elective||-||6|
|YEAR 4||S1 UOC||S2 UOC|
|COMP4920||Management & Ethics||-||6|
|Life Sciences Elective||6||-|
|COMP/MATH/Life Science Elective||6||-|
Computer science course list. Courses that do not have COMP0xxx or COMP1xxx course codes can be used as COMP electives.
Any BIOC/BIOT/MICR/BABS3xxx course for which prerequisites have been completed can be selected as a 3rd year life science elective. Recommended electives include:
|BIOC3111||Molecular Biology of Proteins||6|
|BIOC3151||Human Genetics and Variation||6|
|BABS3281||Recombinant DNA Techniques||6|
|BABS3291||Genes, Genomes & Evolution||6|
The computing elective can also be replaced by one of the following Mathematics and Statistics course:
|MATH2931||Higher Linear Models||6|
|MATH3801||Probability & Schochastic Proc||6|
|MATH3901||Higher Probability & Schochastic Proc||6|
|MATH3911||Higher Statistical Inference||6|
UNSW wants all students to develop skills in a broad range of areas, not just in their specific study discipline, and so students in all degrees are required to undertake a number of general studies courses outside their discipline. Students should select courses from disciplines that are not available in their program as core or elective courses.
See UNSW on General Education for more information.