Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Bioinformatics.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved equivalent Bachelor degree in Science, IT and fields of Engineering, with an introduction in one or more subjects relevant to the study of bioinformatics, including molecular biology, computer science and statistics. UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 23460

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Email: scmb.molbiol.pgcw@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6190

Web:

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Bioinformatics.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved equivalent Bachelor degree in Science, IT and fields of Engineering, with an introduction in one or more subjects relevant to the study of bioinformatics, including molecular biology, computer science and statistics. UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

CRICOS Code: 076217K

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web:

Why study the Master of Bioinformatics?

There is a world shortage of bioinformaticists. The Master of Bioinformatics (#24) is designed for biological sciences, computing and mathematics graduates who wish to increase their technical and research skills in core areas of bioinformatics, to update their knowledge of recent technologies and methodologies, and to obtain practical laboratory and computational skills through immersion in a research laboratory. The program enables candidates to develop and effectively use best bioinformatics practice to solve complex scientific problems. It will also provide a preparation for entry into a Research Higher Degree program.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Bioinformatics.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved equivalent Bachelor degree in Science, IT and fields of Engineering, with an introduction in one or more subjects relevant to the study of bioinformatics, including molecular biology, computer science and statistics. UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved equivalent Bachelor degree in Science, IT and fields of Engineering, with an introduction in one or more subjects relevant to the study of bioinformatics, including molecular biology, computer science and statistics. UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 076217K

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 23460

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Bioinformatics

To complete the Master of Bioinformatics, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

Students will complete #24 units in total, comprising:

  • #8 from part A;and
  • #8 from part B;and
  • #8 from part C.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Bioinformatics.

Program Rules for the Master of Bioinformatics

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: