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Single Major

Bioinformatics

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

Study Bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.


Gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology. You’ll apply your scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

Majoring in Bioinformatics will kick start your career as a bioinformatician, clinical data manager, geneticist, research scientist or biomedical computer scientist.

Highlights

1 in Australia for biotechnology

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

9 in the world for biotechnology

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

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:

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

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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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:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Advanced Bioinformatics
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Determination of Molecular Structure