Course code: #I77
These are mandatory and all come with course.
These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.
|Term start& deadline||Deadline|
This course provides students with skills and experience in bioinformatics, focusing on omics* science, computer programming, applied mathematics and statistics.
It provides work experience in relevant organisations within the industry, allowing students to gain an understanding of the application of bioinformatics in a real world context.
It also focuses on practical skills for researchers and industry professionals in bioinformatics, and offers flexible study options through on-campus and off-campus study.
*The word omics refers to a field of study in biological sciences that ends with -omics, such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, or metabolomics……
Work Integrated Learning is undertaken by the students in their final, capstone unit. In this unit, the student is supervised by a staff member who is allocated as their academic supervisor.
This is in addition to a workplace supervisor who is an experienced staff member of the organisation hosting the work experience student.
During their WIL placement unit, students will be required to undertake the equivalent of at least ten weeks of full time work placement with a host organisation, at university as a research project or as an online project.
|Cost of living||1 person||$10,620|
|Accommodation||1 bed room||$10,200|
The Academic English Program (AEP) is designed for students who plan to study at an Australian university or who are interested in developing academic reading, writing, listening and communication skills.
It is taught in 10 week terms, with start dates approximately every five weeks.
It is designed to improve your English and study skills, enabling you to be successful in your diploma and PQP courses at ECC as well as under or postgraduate programs at ECU.
No further English testing is required (except for Nursing and other higher English course requirements). Therefore, with a minimum of 65%, you are able to graduate to the next AEP level or your designated course.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate their English language proficiency before they enter an ECC program.
English language proficiency can be determined by submitting evidence of Year 12 studies or IELTS Test scores, or Pearson English Test scores or equivalent as shown in the table below.
|Postgraduate English package guide|
|Entry requirements (IELTS Score)||Duration|
|IELTS 4.5||AE 2 - 10 weeks|
|IELTS 5.0||AE 3 - 10 weeks|
|IELTS 5.5||AE 4 - 10 weeks|
|IELTS 6.0||AE 5 - 10 weeks|
Special entry may be considered for students with a cognate first degree (or with appropriate experience) who can apply for a reduced course duration:
1.5 years full time (3 years part time) – 180 credit points
Admission is based on:
Bachelor degree in a related discipline*, or
Bachelor degree in any discipline, plus five years relevant work experience^, or
Graduate Certificate of Bioinformatics (or equivalent), or
Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
*Related discipline refers to any chemistry/biology discipline
^Relevant work experience constitutes Senior/Managerial positions to be approved by the Course Coordinator.
Related courses in univly