BIF PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (SPECIALIZATION)

According to the academic plan, the weight of Program Requirements (PR) courses is 42 credits. The weight of each course in PR is 3 credits; two credits for lecture and one credit for lab/tutorial. These 42 PR credits are divided into 30 credits for 10 compulsory and 12 credits for 4 elective courses.

A.Compulsory Courses (30 Credits)

  1. BIF 311       Human Biology
  2. BIF 312       HealthCare Information Systems
  3. BIF 321       Bioinformatics
  4. BIF 323       Bio-computing
  5. BIF 322       Computational Biology
  6. BIF 411       Structural Bioinformatics
  7. BIF 412       Management and Design of Health Care Systems
  8. BIF 413       Algorithms in Bioinformatics
  9. BIF 421       Telemedicine
  10. CSE 423      Computer Graphics and Visualization

B.Elective Courses (12 Credits)

  1. BIF 324      Biochemistry
  2. BIF 325      Molecular and Cell Biology
  3. BIF 326      Genetics
  4. BIF 327      Neural Networks
  5. BIF 328      Genetic Algorithms
  6. BIF 329      Biophysics
  7. BIF 414      Genomics and Proteomics
  8. BIF 415      Genomic Bioinformatics
  9. BIF 416      Biological Sequence Analysis
  10. CNC 329    Information Security Law, Policy, and Ethics
  11. BIF 424      IT Infrastructure
  12. BIF 425      New Trends in Bioinformatics

BIF STUDY PLAN AND PREREQUISITES

Freshman Year

First Semester Credits(17) Prerequisite
LRA 101 Japanese Culture 2 None
LRA 401 Japanese Language (1) 1 None
MTH 111 Mathematics (1) 3 None
PHY 111 Physics (1) 3 None
CSC 111 Fundamentals of Programming 3 None
LRA xxx UR Elective (1) 2 Table 3
ECE 221 Digital Logic Design 3 None
Second Semester Credits(17) Prerequisite
LRA 402 Japanese Language (2) 1 LRA 401
MTH 121 Mathematics (2) 3 MTH 111
PHY 121 Physics (2) 3 PHY 111
CSC 121 Data Structures and Algorithms 3 CSC 111
LRA xxx UR Elective (2) 2 Table 3
CSC 122 Advanced Programming 3 CSC 111
LRA 405 Key skill seminar (1) 2 None

Sophomore Year

First Semester Credits(18) Prerequisite
LRA 403 Japanese Language (3) 1 Japanese Language (3)
LRA xxx UR Elective (3) 2 Table 3
MTH 211 Probability and Statistics 3 MTH 121
BAS xxx FR BAS Elective (1) 3 Table 5
CSC 211 Software Engineering 3 CSC 122
BCS xxx FR BCS Elective (1) 3 Table 7
CSE 311 Computer Organization 3 ECE 221
Second Semester Credits(17) Prerequisite
LRA 404 Japanese Language (4) 1 LRA 403
LRA 201 Safety and Risk Management 2 None
LRA xxx UR Elective 4 2 Table 3
CSE 312 Discrete Mathematics 3 MTH 121
BAS xxx FR BAS Elective (2) 3 Table 5
BCS xxx FR BCS Elective (2) 3 Table 7
CSC 221 Operating Systems 3 CSE 311

Junior Year

First Semester Credits(15) Prerequisite
CNC 311 Computer Networks 3 MTH 211 + CSC 121
AID 312 Intelligent Systems 3 MTH 121 + CSC 122
CNC 314 Database Systems 3 CSC 122
BCS xxx FR BCS Elective (3) 3 Table 7
BIF 311 Human Biology 3 None
Second Semester Credits(18) Prerequisite
BIF 312 HealthCare Information Systems 3 CSC 121
BIF 321 Bioinformatics 3 BIF 311
BIF 322 Computational Biology 3 MTH 121
BIF 323 Bio-computing 3 MTH 121
BIF 32x BIF Elective 1 3 Table 18
BIF 32x BIF Elective 2 3 Table 18

Senior Year

First Semester Credits(17) Prerequisite
BIF 411 Structural Bioinformatics 3 BIF 321
BIF 412 Management and Design of Health Care Systems 3 BIF 312
BIF 413 Algorithms in Bioinformatics 3 BIF 321
BIF 41x BIF Elective 3 3 Table 18
BIF 42x BIF Elective 4 3 Table 18
BIF 410 Project I 2 BIF 322
Second Semester Credits(15) Prerequisite
BIF 421 Telemedicine 3 BIF 312
CSE 423 Computer Graphics and Data Visualization 3 MTH 121
BIF 426 Field Training 5 None
BIF 420 Project II 4 BIF 410