Informatics is about using computers to work with digital information: gathering, using, storing, retrieving, and visualising information and data.
Informatics integrates knowledge and concepts from computing, information modelling, human-computer interaction and graphics to unlock the power of information in all types of settings, including health, finance and economics, biology, health, engineering and communications.
In the Informatics major you will:
- learn tools and technologies to solve information-related problems in a range of areas
- develop programming skills
- design web-based solutions
- develop the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
You will be able to work in finance, economics, biology, geology, chemistry, engineering, health, communications and social media settings.
The Bachelor of Science requires completion of a total of 300 points of study over three years full time, usually comprising four subjects per semester. Alternatively, the course can be completed part time.
Graduate study pathways
Bachelor of Science graduates with a major in Informatics are very well-prepared for further study in IT and information systems, including:
You will also be well-placed to apply for:
- Professionally focused graduate degrees in the sciences and technology, including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics, management science, and nanotechnology
- Graduate degrees preparing for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, medicine and other health sciences, and teaching
- Masters pathways to research higher degrees in the sciences and technology within the Melbourne Graduate School of Science, Melbourne School of Engineering, and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences