Master of Medical Imaging Science

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

Pioneer cutting-edge research and deliver optimal patient care. The Master of Medical Imaging Science is a flexible and technologically sophisticated online program that cultivates research aptitude alongside technical expertise. Graduate with the skills necessary to advance high quality evidence-based practice across the medical imaging sciences and within your field.

As a medical imaging science student, you will learn from leading researchers in the medical radiation sciences through state-of-the-art online, distance education, tailored to meet the needs of busy professionals. This degree is ideal for recent medical radiation science graduates who wish to specialise, professionals already working in the field, and graduates from other science and clinical disciplines who wish to gain advanced knowledge and skills in research.

Throughout this one and a half year degree, you will cover core units which develop an understanding of current concepts in medical imaging, medical image perception and medical image optimisation. You will then pursue elective units across the medical imaging sciences or specialise in areas such as breast imaging, computer tomography, hybrid imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, radiographic image interpretation and research skills. As part of your studies, you will have the opportunity to operate imaging technology remotely through the internet for experimental measurement and testing principles.

The rapid evolution of medical imaging technology calls for expert researchers to develop optimised imaging techniques and advance diagnostic efficacy. Graduating with complex research skills and technical expertise, you will be poised to lead the next generation of medical imaging application and research.

Course outline

Specialisations

What is a specialisation?

Specialisations allow students to investigate an area of interest relevant to their professional practice or area of expertise. A minimum of 4 units of study (24 credit points) are required for each specialisation and each unit of study can only be used for one specialisation.

Core specialisations

Optional specialisations

Embedded courses

Course outcomes and further study

Further study

The Master of Medical Imaging Science provides an entry pathway to a research higher degree, e.g. Master of Applied Science or Doctor of Philosophy, for students with a distinction average grade and the completion of appropriate research electives and investigative project.

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to candidature for the Master of Medical Imaging Science requires:
• A master’s degree in Medical Radiation Sciences or
• A pass bachelor’s degree with a credit average, or an honours bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney, in Medical Radiation Sciences or qualifications deemed by the faculty to be equivalent; or
• Completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma or graduate certificate in this discipline, or qualifications deemed by the faculty to be equivalent.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications for the Sydney Master of Medical Imaging Science course are made through the Faculty of Health Sciences. On-time applications for the March Semester close on 31 January. This course does not have a July intake.

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International students

How to apply

This course does not meet the CRICOS requirements for obtaining an Australian student visa, however international students can complete the course through a combination of online and distance modules from their home country.

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Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.