Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics (GDipBioinf)

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

Special Notes

This program will not be offered in 2022.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics is designed to develop skills in a variety of aspects of bioinformatics. Students will be exposed to a range of analytical approaches and develop highly competitive bioinformatics, research and project management skills. Students with recognised prior learning in the core areas of the programme may extend their studies into areas such as advanced algorithms, analysis of 'big data' and IT commercialisation.


The Graduate Diploma of Bioinformatics is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard duration of 1 year.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.


Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Diploma of Bioinformatics, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 21 units.
  2. Elective courses to the value of 3 units.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 21 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
BIOINF 7110 Biology for Bioinformatics 3
BIOINF 7120 Research Methods in Bioinformatics 3
BIOINF 7130 Bioinformatics Practice 3
BIOTECH 7005 Bioinformatics and Systems Modelling 3


Courses to the value of 9 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
BIOINF 7140 Epigenomics Applications 3
BIOINF 7150 Genomics Applications 3
BIOINF 7160 Transcriptomics Applications 3
COMP SCI 7201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis 3


Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 7007 Specialised Programming 3


Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 7403 Mining Big Data 3


Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
STATS 7107 Statistical Modelling and Inference 3


Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
STATS 7054 Statistical Modelling 3