Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bioinformatics Engineering

Stream - BINFAH

Single Award - Program 3707

For earlier versions of this program, check the UNSW Handbook (previous versions) including: Programs 3647, 3705.

Dual Award - For a list of all dual award programs options for this stream see the UNSW Handbook (Specialisations).

Dual award programs do not complete 12 UOC Discipline Electives and 12 UOC General Education.

Program structure

  • UOC denotes Units of Credit, a measure of the amount of work required in a course;
  • Review all courses in the current handbook for information on assumed knowledge and requisites;
  • Some courses are offered multiple times during the year and may be taken in either semester;
  • This program structure is a guide only. Students may take courses in any order as long as requisites are observed.

Notes on program revisions:

In 2019:

  • Semesters transitioned to Terms. Thesis A and B were replaced by Thesis A, B and C (COMP4951, 4952 and 4953)

In 2018:

  • BINF6111 and BINF6112 were introduced to take the place of BINF3111 and BINF4111

In 2017:

  • COMP1917, COMP1927, COMP2911, BINF4111, SENG1031 were replaced by COMP1511, COMP1521, COMP1531, COMP2511, COMP2521

In 2015:

  • 12 UOC of free electives were replaced by 12 UOC COMP3 or higher professional electives, and 12 UOC professional electives was strengthened to COMP4 or higher

 


 Example Program Structure - T1 commencing student

Please note: This is an example structure only. Term offerings and pre-requisites are subject to change. Students should always refer to the current handbook for the most up to date information. 

YEAR 1   T1 UOC T2 UOC T3 UOC
BABS1201 Molecules, Cells & Genes  -  -
CHEM1011
CHEM1031
Chemistry A or
Higher Chemistry A
6 - -
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming 6 - -
MATH1131
MATH1141
Mathematics 1A or
Higher Mathematics 1A
- 6 -
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals - - 6
COMP2521 Data Structures and Algorithms - 6 -
MATH1231
MATH1241
Mathematics 1B or
Higher Mathematics 1B
- - 6
PHYS1111
PHYS1121
PHYS1131
Fundamentals of Physics or
Physics 1A or
Higher Physics 1A
- - 6
    18 12 18
YEAR 2   T1 UOC T2 UOC T3 UOC
COMP1531 Software Engineering Fundamentals 6 - -
MATH1081 Discrete Mathematics 6 - -
MATH2901
MATH2801
Higher Theory of Statistics or
Theory of Statistics
- 6 -
ENGG1000 Engineering Design 6 - -
BINF2010 Introduction to Bioinformatics - - 6
BIOC2201 Principles of Molecular Biology - - 6
COMP2041 Software Construction - 6 -
COMP2511 Object-Oriented Design & Programming - - 6
    18 12 18
YEAR 3   T1 UOC T2 UOC T3 UOC
BIOC2101
BABS2204
BABS2264
MICR2011
BABS2202
Principles of Biochemistry (Advanced) or   
Genetics or
Genetics (Advanced Level) or
Microbiology 1 or
Cell Biology 
- 6 -
BINF3010 Bioinformatics Methods & Applications - 6 -
COMP3121 Algorithms & Programming Techniques 6 - -
COMP3311 Database Systems - - 6
  Discipline Electives* 6 - 6
  General Education 6 6 -
    18 18 12
YEAR 4   T1 UOC T2 UOC T3 UOC
BABS3121 Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids 6 -  
BINF6111 Genome Informatics Engineering Design Workshop - 6 -
BINF6112 Computational Biology Engineering Design Workshop - - 6
COMP4951 Thesis Part A 4 - -
COMP4952 Thesis Part B - 4 -
COMP4953 Thesis Part C - - 4
COMP4920 Management & Ethics - - 6
  Discipline Electives* 6 6 -
    16 16 16

 *Discipline Electives must be level 3 or higher: COMP, BABS, BIOC, MICR courses