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Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)

More industries are embracing genetic technologies. Specialise in bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.

Gain expert knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics and molecular biology.

You’ll apply your scientific expertise and advanced technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

In your final year, you’ll undertake your own independent research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor and present your findings to the scientific community.

Deepen your scientific expertise by combining your specialisation with a major or minors from a wide range of science disciplines. Or broaden your skill set even further by choosing from 46 minors in other study areas, including languages, communication, design and economics.

With a qualification in advanced science, you’ll be well equipped to progress into a higher degree by research and kickstart your research career.

Specialising in bioinformatics will prepare you for a career as a bioinformatician, clinical data manager, geneticist, research scientist or biomedical computer scientist.


1 in Queensland for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2021

50 in the world for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Bioinformatician
  • Bioinformatics researcher
  • Production bioinformatics engineer
  • Research officer
  • Red cell reference scientist
  • Clinical genetics scientist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Studios
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Advanced Bioinformatics
  • Advanced Structural and Synthetic Biology
  • Advanced Genomics
  • Statistical Analysis of Genetic Data

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