Bioinformatics Engineering

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425770
GE
92
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Chemistry
Sem 2 entry: 
Yes
Sam Bassett

As someone enrolled in a Dual Degree (BEng/BA), I would highly recommend it. The breadth and depth of study you're able to achieve is incredibly enriching and vocationally valuable.

Sam Bassett

What's it all about?

■  Bioinformatics is an emerging discipline at the convergence of computing and the life sciences, aimed at the development of technologies for storing, extracting, organising, analysing, interpreting and utilising the 'tsunami' of genetic information being generated. The need to process and analyse vast amounts of information requires advances in both software technologies and hardware architectures.

What does it include?

■  In this degree you will learn the foundation disciplines of bioinformatics, which includes biology (biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics), computing (algorithms, databases and programming), mathematics and statistics. You will master the skills to design and implement software for activities such as identifying the genes affected in specific cancer types.

Where will you work?

■  Bioinformatics is one of the key sciences of the new century and demand for specialists in the area is strong and growing. Employment in health, agriculture, aquaculture environment, forestry, law and commerce is likely across pharmaceutical, chemical, food and diagnostics companies. In addition, you will be qualified for both biotechnology and IT/software development.

Dual degrees

■  Dual degrees are a great way of graduating with a wider breadth of knowledge, better preparing you for your future career. For more information, visit our dual degrees page to find one that suits your interests.

Sample Program Outlines*

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes Assumed knowledge: Physics HSC mark 53-100, or Chemistry HSC mark 53-100, or Earth and Environmental Science HSC mark 53-100, or Biology HSC mark 53-100.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to one year of high school chemistry, such as Year 11 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to two years of high school chemistry, such as Year 12 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1111 Fundamentals of Physics
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals This course gives an introduction to the study of computer systems.
COMP1531 Software Engineering Fundamentals This course provides an introduction to software engineering principles and practice, including software lifecycle, methodologies, teamwork and web-based architectures.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1081 Discrete Maths Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1. Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
MATH2801 Theory of Statistics
MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
COMP2521 Data Structures and Algorithms This course provides a detailed view of core data structures and their associated algorithms. It provides essential background for more advanced studies the field of computing.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF2010 Introduction to Bioinformatics
BIOC2201 Principles of Molecular Biology
COMP2511 Object-Oriented Design & Programming This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of object-oriented design of software systems, including OO modelling and OO-programming.
COMP2041 Software Construction: Techniques and Tools

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP3311 Database Systems
COMP3121 Algorithms and Programming Tech
BINF3010 Bioinformatics Methods and Applications
BIOC2101 Principles of Biochemistry (Adv)
BABS2204 Genetics
BABS2264 Genetics (Adv)
MICR2011 Microbiology 1
BABS2202 Cell Biology

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF3020 Computational Bioinformatics
BINF3111 Bioinformatics Eng Design Project A
Read more Discipline Elective: COMP3 or higher Any COMP3 or higher course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more Discipline Elective: COMP3 or higher Any COMP3 or higher course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4930 Thesis A
BABS3121 Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids
Read more Discipline Elective: COMP4 or higher Any COMP4 or higher course where prerequisites are met.
Read more General Education Select course from outside the Faculty of Engineering.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4931 Thesis B
COMP4920 Management and Ethics This course will develop a framework on which management and ethical issues can be developed.
Read more Discipline Elective: COMP4 or higher Any COMP4 or higher course where prerequisites are met.
Read more General Education Select course from outside the Faculty of Engineering.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes Assumed knowledge: Physics HSC mark 53-100, or Chemistry HSC mark 53-100, or Earth and Environmental Science HSC mark 53-100, or Biology HSC mark 53-100.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to one year of high school chemistry, such as Year 11 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to two years of high school chemistry, such as Year 12 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals This course gives an introduction to the study of computer systems.
COMP1531 Software Engineering Fundamentals This course provides an introduction to software engineering principles and practice, including software lifecycle, methodologies, teamwork and web-based architectures.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1081 Discrete Maths Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1. Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
MATH2801 Theory of Statistics
MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF2010 Introduction to Bioinformatics
BIOC2201 Principles of Molecular Biology
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
COMP2521 Data Structures and Algorithms This course provides a detailed view of core data structures and their associated algorithms. It provides essential background for more advanced studies the field of computing.
BINF3010 Bioinformatics Methods and Applications
BIOC2101 Principles of Biochemistry (Adv)
BABS2204 Genetics
BABS2264 Genetics (Adv)
MICR2011 Microbiology 1
BABS2202 Cell Biology

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2041 Software Construction: Techniques and Tools
COMP2511 Object-Oriented Design & Programming This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of object-oriented design of software systems, including OO modelling and OO-programming.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP3121 Algorithms and Programming Tech
COMP3311 Database Systems
BABS3121 Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF3111 Bioinformatics Eng Design Project A
BINF3020 Computational Bioinformatics
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4930 Thesis A
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4931 Thesis B
COMP4920 Management and Ethics This course will develop a framework on which management and ethical issues can be developed.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes Assumed knowledge: Physics HSC mark 53-100, or Chemistry HSC mark 53-100, or Earth and Environmental Science HSC mark 53-100, or Biology HSC mark 53-100.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to one year of high school chemistry, such as Year 11 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to two years of high school chemistry, such as Year 12 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals This course gives an introduction to the study of computer systems.
COMP1531 Software Engineering Fundamentals This course provides an introduction to software engineering principles and practice, including software lifecycle, methodologies, teamwork and web-based architectures.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1081 Discrete Maths Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1. Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
MATH2801 Theory of Statistics
MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF2010 Introduction to Bioinformatics
BIOC2201 Principles of Molecular Biology
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
COMP2521 Data Structures and Algorithms This course provides a detailed view of core data structures and their associated algorithms. It provides essential background for more advanced studies the field of computing.
BINF3010 Bioinformatics Methods and Applications
BIOC2101 Principles of Biochemistry (Adv)
BABS2204 Genetics
BABS2264 Genetics (Adv)
MICR2011 Microbiology 1
BABS2202 Cell Biology

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2041 Software Construction: Techniques and Tools
COMP2511 Object-Oriented Design & Programming This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of object-oriented design of software systems, including OO modelling and OO-programming.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP3121 Algorithms and Programming Tech
COMP3311 Database Systems
BABS3121 Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF3111 Bioinformatics Eng Design Project A
BINF3020 Computational Bioinformatics
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4930 Thesis A
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4931 Thesis B
COMP4920 Management and Ethics This course will develop a framework on which management and ethical issues can be developed.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Mathematics Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes Assumed knowledge: Physics HSC mark 53-100, or Chemistry HSC mark 53-100, or Earth and Environmental Science HSC mark 53-100, or Biology HSC mark 53-100.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to one year of high school chemistry, such as Year 11 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to two years of high school chemistry, such as Year 12 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1111 Fundamentals of Physics
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals This course gives an introduction to the study of computer systems.
COMP1531 Software Engineering Fundamentals This course provides an introduction to software engineering principles and practice, including software lifecycle, methodologies, teamwork and web-based architectures.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1081 Discrete Maths Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1. Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
MATH2801 Theory of Statistics
MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
COMP2511 Object-Oriented Design & Programming This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of object-oriented design of software systems, including OO modelling and OO-programming.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF2010 Introduction to Bioinformatics
BIOC2201 Principles of Molecular Biology
COMP2521 Data Structures and Algorithms This course provides a detailed view of core data structures and their associated algorithms. It provides essential background for more advanced studies the field of computing.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BINF3010 Bioinformatics Methods and Applications
BIOC2101 Principles of Biochemistry (Adv)
BABS2204 Genetics
BABS2264 Genetics (Adv)
MICR2011 Microbiology 1
BABS2202 Cell Biology
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF3020 Computational Bioinformatics
COMP2041 Software Construction: Techniques and Tools
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP3121 Algorithms and Programming Tech
COMP3311 Database Systems
BABS3121 Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF3111 Bioinformatics Eng Design Project A
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4930 Thesis A
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4920 Management and Ethics This course will develop a framework on which management and ethical issues can be developed.
COMP4931 Thesis B
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.
Read more Science Course View the Faculty of Science website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes Assumed knowledge: Physics HSC mark 53-100, or Chemistry HSC mark 53-100, or Earth and Environmental Science HSC mark 53-100, or Biology HSC mark 53-100.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to one year of high school chemistry, such as Year 11 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to two years of high school chemistry, such as Year 12 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1111 Fundamentals of Physics
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals This course gives an introduction to the study of computer systems.
COMP1531 Software Engineering Fundamentals This course provides an introduction to software engineering principles and practice, including software lifecycle, methodologies, teamwork and web-based architectures.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1081 Discrete Maths Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1. Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
MATH2801 Theory of Statistics
MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
COMP2521 Data Structures and Algorithms This course provides a detailed view of core data structures and their associated algorithms. It provides essential background for more advanced studies the field of computing.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF2010 Introduction to Bioinformatics
BIOC2201 Principles of Molecular Biology
BIOM1010 Engineering in Medicine & Biology
COMP2041 Software Construction: Techniques and Tools

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2511 Object-Oriented Design & Programming This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of object-oriented design of software systems, including OO modelling and OO-programming.
COMP3121 Algorithms and Programming Tech
BINF3010 Bioinformatics Methods and Applications
BIOC2101 Principles of Biochemistry (Adv)
BABS2204 Genetics
BABS2264 Genetics (Adv)
MICR2011 Microbiology 1
BABS2202 Cell Biology

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF3020 Computational Bioinformatics
BINF3111 Bioinformatics Eng Design Project A
BIOM9420 Clinical Laboratory Science
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP3311 Database Systems
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.
BABS3121 Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids
PHSL2121 Principles of Physiology

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5950 Thesis A
COMP4920 Management and Ethics This course will develop a framework on which management and ethical issues can be developed.
PHSL2221 Principles of Physiology B
Read more BIOM9 or higher course Any BIOM9 or higher course where prerequisites are met.
Read more General Education Select course from outside the Faculty of Engineering.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5951 Thesis B
Read more BIOM9 or higher course Any BIOM9 or higher course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOM9 or higher course Any BIOM9 or higher course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOM9 or higher course Any BIOM9 or higher course where prerequisites are met.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more BIOM9 or higher course Any BIOM9 or higher course where prerequisites are met.
BIOM9410 Regulatory Requirements of Biomedical Technology
BIOM9914 Masters Project
Read more 2 * BIOM9 or higher course Any BIOM9 or higher course where prerequisites are met.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes Assumed knowledge: Physics HSC mark 53-100, or Chemistry HSC mark 53-100, or Earth and Environmental Science HSC mark 53-100, or Biology HSC mark 53-100.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to one year of high school chemistry, such as Year 11 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to two years of high school chemistry, such as Year 12 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1111 Fundamentals of Physics
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals This course gives an introduction to the study of computer systems.
COMP1531 Software Engineering Fundamentals This course provides an introduction to software engineering principles and practice, including software lifecycle, methodologies, teamwork and web-based architectures.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1081 Discrete Maths Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1. Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
MATH2801 Theory of Statistics
MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF2010 Introduction to Bioinformatics
BIOC2201 Principles of Molecular Biology
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.
COMP2521 Data Structures and Algorithms This course provides a detailed view of core data structures and their associated algorithms. It provides essential background for more advanced studies the field of computing.
BINF3010 Bioinformatics Methods and Applications
BABS2202 Cell Biology
BIOC2101 Principles of Biochemistry (Adv)
BABS2204 Genetics
BABS2264 Genetics (Adv)
MICR2011 Microbiology 1
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.
Read more Arts Course
COMP2041 Software Construction: Techniques and Tools
COMP2511 Object-Oriented Design & Programming This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of object-oriented design of software systems, including OO modelling and OO-programming.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP3121 Algorithms and Programming Tech
COMP3311 Database Systems
BABS3121 Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF3111 Bioinformatics Eng Design Project A
BINF3020 Computational Bioinformatics
COMP4920 Management and Ethics This course will develop a framework on which management and ethical issues can be developed.
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4930 Thesis A
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4931 Thesis B
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.
Read more Arts Course View the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes Assumed knowledge: Physics HSC mark 53-100, or Chemistry HSC mark 53-100, or Earth and Environmental Science HSC mark 53-100, or Biology HSC mark 53-100.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to one year of high school chemistry, such as Year 11 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to two years of high school chemistry, such as Year 12 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1111 Fundamentals of Physics
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals This course gives an introduction to the study of computer systems.
COMP1531 Software Engineering Fundamentals This course provides an introduction to software engineering principles and practice, including software lifecycle, methodologies, teamwork and web-based architectures.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1081 Discrete Maths Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1. Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
MATH2801 Theory of Statistics
MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF2010 Introduction to Bioinformatics
BIOC2201 Principles of Molecular Biology
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.
COMP2521 Data Structures and Algorithms This course provides a detailed view of core data structures and their associated algorithms. It provides essential background for more advanced studies the field of computing.
BINF3010 Bioinformatics Methods and Applications
BABS2202 Cell Biology
BIOC2101 Principles of Biochemistry (Adv)
BABS2204 Genetics
BABS2264 Genetics (Adv)
MICR2011 Microbiology 1
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.
COMP2041 Software Construction: Techniques and Tools
COMP2511 Object-Oriented Design & Programming This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of object-oriented design of software systems, including OO modelling and OO-programming.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP3121 Algorithms and Programming Tech
COMP3311 Database Systems
BABS3121 Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF3111 Bioinformatics Eng Design Project A
BINF3020 Computational Bioinformatics
COMP4920 Management and Ethics This course will develop a framework on which management and ethical issues can be developed.
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4930 Thesis A
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4931 Thesis B
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.
Read more Commerce Course View the UNSW Business website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes Assumed knowledge: Physics HSC mark 53-100, or Chemistry HSC mark 53-100, or Earth and Environmental Science HSC mark 53-100, or Biology HSC mark 53-100.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to one year of high school chemistry, such as Year 11 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to two years of high school chemistry, such as Year 12 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1111 Fundamentals of Physics
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals This course gives an introduction to the study of computer systems.
COMP1531 Software Engineering Fundamentals This course provides an introduction to software engineering principles and practice, including software lifecycle, methodologies, teamwork and web-based architectures.
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF2010 Introduction to Bioinformatics
BIOC2201 Principles of Molecular Biology
MATH1081 Discrete Maths Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
BINF3010 Bioinformatics Methods and Applications
BABS2202 Cell Biology
BIOC2101 Principles of Biochemistry (Adv)
BABS2204 Genetics
BABS2264 Genetics (Adv)
MICR2011 Microbiology 1
MATH2801 Theory of Statistics
MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
BINF3020 Computational Bioinformatics
COMP2521 Data Structures and Algorithms This course provides a detailed view of core data structures and their associated algorithms. It provides essential background for more advanced studies the field of computing.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2511 Object-Oriented Design & Programming This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of object-oriented design of software systems, including OO modelling and OO-programming.
BABS3121 Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2041 Software Construction: Techniques and Tools
BINF3111 Bioinformatics Eng Design Project A
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP3311 Database Systems
COMP3121 Algorithms and Programming Tech
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4920 Management and Ethics This course will develop a framework on which management and ethical issues can be developed.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4930 Thesis A
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4931 Thesis B
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.
Read more Law Course View the Faculty of Law website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to one year of high school chemistry, such as Year 11 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to two years of high school chemistry, such as Year 12 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals This course gives an introduction to the study of computer systems.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1081 Discrete Maths Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1111 Fundamentals of Physics
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.
BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes Assumed knowledge: Physics HSC mark 53-100, or Chemistry HSC mark 53-100, or Earth and Environmental Science HSC mark 53-100, or Biology HSC mark 53-100.
COMP1531 Software Engineering Fundamentals This course provides an introduction to software engineering principles and practice, including software lifecycle, methodologies, teamwork and web-based architectures.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BIOC2201 Principles of Molecular Biology
BINF2010 Introduction to Bioinformatics
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BIOC2101 Principles of Biochemistry (Adv)
BABS2204 Genetics
BABS2264 Genetics (Adv)
MICR2011 Microbiology 1
BABS2202 Cell Biology
MATH2801 Theory of Statistics
MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2521 Data Structures and Algorithms This course provides a detailed view of core data structures and their associated algorithms. It provides essential background for more advanced studies the field of computing.
COMP2511 Object-Oriented Design & Programming This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of object-oriented design of software systems, including OO modelling and OO-programming.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BINF3010 Computer Architecture Prerequisite: COMP3222 or ELEC2141.
BABS3121 Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4920 Management and Ethics This course will develop a framework on which management and ethical issues can be developed.
COMP2041 Software Construction: Techniques and Tools
BINF3020 Computational Bioinformatics
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4930 Thesis A
COMP3311 Database Systems
COMP3121 Algorithms and Programming Tech
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4931 Thesis B
BINF3111 Bioinformatics Eng Design Project A
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more Discipline Elective: Level 3 or higher A Level 3 or higher course where prerequisites are met across COMP, INFS, MATH, ELEC or TELE
Read more BABS3 Course Any BABS3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more BIOC3 Course Any BIOC3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more MICR3 Course Any MICR3 course where prerequisites are met.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.
Read more Music Course View the Music program website for more details.

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