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Master of Bioinformatics APPLY

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Level POST-GRADUATE
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Bioinformatics is a new, exciting and challenging multidisciplinary field that combines mathematical, statistical, computer science and information technology methods to solve life science-based problems. Advances in experimental technologies have produced huge amounts of data. Therefore, managing and extracting useful information from these sources are important if we are to discover new knowledge to advance our understanding of the living world. In MBioinformatics degree programme, students will receive broad training in fundamental areas of bioinformatics, thus allowing them to perform independent research or contribute as a bioinformatics specialist in a research team. Master of Bioinformatics by coursework programme is designed to address the growing need for professionals with an educational background that blends biology with computer sciences and information technology. The combination of skills is needed in the Bioinformatics   industry as well as advanced life science-based industries such as biotechnology and biomedical research. The programme also prepares students for career advancement and further study at the PhD level.

SUBJECTS

Master of Bioinformatics

Session 2017/2018

(42 CREDITS)

1. Program Core Courses (23 CREDITS)

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

SQF7001

Research Methodology in Bioinformatics

3

SQF7003

Functional Bioinformatics

3

SQF7004

Application of Algorithms in Bioinformatics

3

SQF7005

Programming in Bioinformatics

3

SQF7006

Statistics in Bioinformatics

3

SQF7007

Application of Programming in Bioinformatics

3

SQF7008

Structural Bioinformatics

3

SQF7009

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Emerging Technology

2

2. Program Elective Courses (9 CREDITS)

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

SQF7010

Systems Biology

3

SQF7011

Biomedical Informatics

3

SQF7012

Ecology Informatics

3

SQF7013

Database Systems

3

SQF7014

Computing

3

SQF7015

Human Computer Interaction

3

3. Research Project (10 CREDITS)

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

SOF7002

Bioinformatics Research Project

10

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree with Honors CGPA 3.0 and above or equivalent in the relevant field.

Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree of CGPA 2.7 to 2.99 may be considered if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

A. Having relevant work experience; or

B. Produce publications in related fields; or

C. is a recipient of a scholarship; or

D. is a graduate of the University of Malaya; or

E. is a government servant

Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree of CGPA 2.5 to 2.69 may be considered if they meet at least two of the criteria in (1) (A) to (E) above

 

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