University of Technology Sydney

42001 Bioinformatics

6cp; 2hpw (workshop/laboratory)
Requisite(s): ( 42721 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering OR ((120 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Honours Embedded Degree owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours Degree owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours Degree co-owned by FEIT) AND (31005 Machine Learning OR 41160 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering)))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 91816 Bioinformatics
Recommended studies:

knowledge of cell biology and basic programming skills



Bioinformatics is the science of turning large quantities of biological measurements into meaningful and/or actionable information. This interdisciplinary field requires knowledge in biology, engineering and computer science including understanding of:

  • biological contexts to initiate, plan and interpret the results of bioinformatics projects
  • biotechnologies to develop and evaluate data processing and data mining strategies
  • computer science to efficiently organise, store and manipulate data
  • statistical methods to identify patterns and make predictions from the data, and
  • visualisation techniques to interpret and communicate findings made from the data.

This subject offers an introduction to the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of experimental data with a major focus on state-of-the-art genome-wide biotechnologies. The overall aim is to provide students with the necessary background and practical techniques to initiate, conduct and further develop bioinformatics projects, and efficiently communicate project outcomes to domain experts such as biologists, engineers and medical professionals.

Typical availability

Spring Session, City campus

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