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 Professional 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 handbook for information on assumed knowledge and requisites;
  • Some courses are offered twice per 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 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

In 2017:

  • COMP1917, COMP1927, COMP2911, BINF4111, SENG1031 were replaced by COMP1511, COMP1521, COMP1531, COMP2511, COMP2521
YEAR 1   S1 UOC S2 UOC
BABS1201 Molecules, Cells & Genes 6 -
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
COMP1531 Software Engineering Fundamentals - 6
MATH1231
MATH1241
Mathematics 1B or
Higher Mathematics 1B
- 6
PHYS1111
PHYS1121
PHYS1131
 Fundamentals of Physics
Physics 1A or
Higher Physics 1A
- 6
    24 24
YEAR 2   S1 UOC S2 UOC
COMP2521 Data Structures and Algorithms 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
    24 24
YEAR 3   S1 UOC S2 UOC
BIOC2101
BABS2204
BABS2264
MICR2011
BABS2202
Principles of Biochemistry (Advanced)
Genetics or
Genetics (Advanced Level)
Microbiology 1
Cell Biology 
6 -
BINF3010 Bioinformatics Methods & Applications 6 -
COMP3121 Algorithms & Programming Techniques 6 -
COMP3311 Database Systems 6 -
BINF3020 Computational Bioinformatics - 6
BINF3111 Bioinformatics Project A - 6
  Professional Electives COMP3 or higher - 12
    24 24
YEAR 4   S1 UOC S2 UOC
BABS3121 Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids 6 -
COMP4930 Thesis Part A 6 -
COMP4931 Thesis Part B - 6
COMP4920 Management & Ethics - 6
  Professional Electives COMP4 or higher   12
  General Education   12
    24 24