List of Courses

Doctor of Philosophy Program (Ph.D.) in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

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Fundamental Courses

Course Credit Point(s)
LNG601 Foundation English for International Program 3
BIF510 Microbiology and Biochemistry 3
BIF511 Programming Fundamentals 3
BIF521 Data Structures and Algorithms 3

* Students with strong background in either biological sciences or computer/information sciences can be exempted from these fundamental courses as appropriate.

Core Courses

Course Credit Point(s)
PhD Track 1.1
BIF794 Seminar in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology IV Audit
BIF796 Seminar in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology V Audit
BIF798 Seminar in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology VI Audit
BIF790 Thesis 48
PhD Track 2.1
BIF794 Seminar in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology IV 1
BIF796 Seminar in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology V 1
BIF798 Seminar in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology VI 1
BIF791 Thesis 36
PhD Track 2.2
BIF692 Seminar in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology I 1
BIF694 Seminar in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology II 1
BIF792 Seminar in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology III 1
BIF794 Seminar in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology IV 1
BIF796 Seminar in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology V 1
BIF798 Seminar in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology VI 1
BIF790 Thesis 48

Elective Courses

Course Credit Point(s)
PhD Track 2.1 (9 credits)
PhD Track 2.2 (18 credits)
BIF512 Molecular Biology 3
BIF612 Molecular Biochemistry 3
BIF614 Molecular Evolution 3
BIF621 Sequence Analysis and Annotation 3
BIF622 Experimental Techniques in Molecular Biology 3
BIF631 Database Systems for Bioinformatics 3
BIF632 Drug Design and Discovery 3
BIF633 Data Mining for Bioinformatics 3
BIF634 Functional and Comparative Genomics 3
BIF641 Systems Analysis and Design 3
BIF651 Computational Intelligence for Bioinformatics 3
BIF652 Statistical Methods for Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 3
BIF662 Selected Topics in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology I 3
BIF664 Selected Topics in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology II 3
BIF666 Selected Topics in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology III 3
BIF674 Stochastic Modeling for Systems Biology 3
BIF676 Plant and Crop Modeling for Smart Farming 3
BIF677 Selected Topics in Information Technology I 3
BIF679 Selected Topics in Information Technology II 3
BIF772 Systems Biology and Metabolic Engineering 3

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Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

The degree program requires a total of 38 credits. In order to receive a Master’s degree, students must demonstrate mastery of the core subject matter (expected to maintain a minimum grade of “B” in all core courses) and reach a minimum TOEFL test score of 500 (paper) or 173 (computer) or equivalent prior to or on completion of the course.

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Fundamental Courses

Course Credit Point(s)
LNG601 Foundation English for International Program 3
BIF510 Microbiology and Biochemistry 3
BIF511 Programming Fundamentals 3
BIF521 Data Structures and Algorithms 3

* Students with strong background in either biological sciences or computer/information sciences can be exempted from these fundamental courses as appropriate.

Core Courses

Course Credit Point(s)
BIF512 Molecular Biology 3
BIF612 Molecular Biochemistry 3
BIF621 Sequence Analysis and Annotation 3
BIF622 Experimental Techniques in Molecular Biology 3
BIF633 Data Mining for Bioinformatics 3
BIF692 Seminars in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology I 1
BIF694 Seminars in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology II 1
BIF698 Thesis 12
BIF696 Special Research Study 6
BIF699 Internship 6

* A six month internship in a commercial, academic, government laboratory or international institute (some scholarships are available) is required as part of the program.

Elective Courses

Course Credit Point(s)
BIF614 Molecular Evolution 3
BIF631 Database Systems for Bioinformatics 3
BIF632 Drug Design and Discovery 3
BIF634 Functional and Comparative Genomics 3
BIF641 Systems Analysis and Design 3
BIF651 Computational Intelligence for Bioinformatics 3
BIF652 Statistical Methods for Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 3
BIF662 Selected Topics in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology I 3
BIF664 Selected Topics in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology II 3
BIF666 Selected Topics in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology III 3
BIF674 Stochastic Modeling for Systems Biology 3
BIF676 Plant and Crop Modeling for Smart Farming 3
BIF677 Selected Topics in Information Technology I 3
BIF679 Selected Topics in Information Technology II 3
BIF772 Systems Biology and Metabolic Engineering 3

* Students with a biological science background are advised to choose courses related to computer sciences for electives and this is also applied to students with computer sciences background to register for biological sciences courses.

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