Master of Molecular Imaging

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

This course is taught collaboratively by leaders in the field of medical imaging at the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland.

The Master of Molecular Imaging explores in depth the scientific principles and applications of the key molecular imaging technologies in life science research and biotechnology. It will appeal to talented graduates who wish to develop their skills in a range of advanced imaging methodologies and apply them to challenging problems in biomedicine and health.
Molecular imaging is a form of biomedical imaging, which is rapidly growing in importance in the applied life sciences. The key technologies for imaging the molecular signatures of disease in humans and animal models are PET, SPECT and MRI. These technologies are continually evolving as scientists and engineers develop new approaches and new applications.
This course gives graduates the opportunity to discover this rapidly evolving field and play an important role in its further development. It will prepare graduates to work in multi-disciplinary teams that advance these technologies beyond their current capabilities to meet the future challenges in biomedicine.

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Units of study

Further course information

Study plan

You will follow a prescribed course of study with a total of 72 credit points (cp) incorporating eight core units (48cp), two electives (12cp), 1 dissertation (12cp) of industry pathway units of study for candidates undertaking the industry pathway or eight core units (48cp) and one research project (24cp) for candidates undertaking the research pathway.

Progression rules

The Master of Molecular Imaging has been designed for students from a wide range of learning backgrounds including physics, chemistry, biology, medical science, pharmacy, computer science and engineering. They will work together in a multi-disciplinary learning environment to solve problems by drawing on their complementary knowledge and skills.
The course requires the completion of 72 credit points (cp) of units of study comprising 48cp of core units and 24cp of industry pathway units of study for candidates undertaking the industry pathway; or 48cp of core units and 24cp of research pathway units of study for candidates undertaking the research pathway.

Capstone experience

Candidates may choose to pursue an industry pathway by completing HSGS5001 Research Dissertation (12 credit points) (cp) comprising research and writing on an approved topic, or choose to pursue a pathway toward admission to a higher degree by research by completing MRTY5113 Research Project (24cp) under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Molecular Imaging are members and leaders of multi-disciplinary teams that advance technologies beyond their current capabilities to meet the future challenges in biomedicine and applied life sciences. The key technologies for imaging molecular events in humans and animal models of human disease are positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These technologies are continually evolving as graduate scientists and engineers develop new imaging probes, instrumentation and computational algorithms and find new applications for the technology in biomedical research and the biotechnology sector.

Course accreditation

The Master of Molecular Imaging qualification is recognised worldwide.

Further study

Eligible graduates may consider an additional three years of study with us as a research candidate for the higher research degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The PhD is designed to provide you with the opportunity to undertake in-depth study in a specialised area under the supervision of an academic staff member with expertise in your field of research.

The award of the degree in the health sciences will enhance your profile as a genuine researcher and expert in your chosen field, afford opportunities as a published researcher, and may lead to an academic appointment, or to a research appointment with a government or industrial research and development organisation.

Admission

Admission requirements

Applicants will be eligible for admission to the course if they meet the following minimum criteria:

* Successful completion of a relevant Bachelors degree or
equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution. Examples of relevant degrees include Science (major in
physics, chemistry or biology), Medical Science, Pharmacy,
Engineering (major in electrical or biomedical) and Computer
Science. However, if your degree is from a different field,
contact us to discuss your eligibility.

International Students will also require;
* an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each band (or
TOEFL equivalent).

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications for the Sydney Master of Molecular Imaging are made through the Faculty of Health Science. On-time applications for the March Semester close on 31 January.

There is no July intake.

International students

How to apply

Applications for the Sydney Master of Molecular Imaging are made through the Faculty of Health Science. On-time applications for the March Semester close on 31 January.

There is no July intake.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Molecular Imaging.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Molecular Imaging.

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

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

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

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 Faculty Handbook 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

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to 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 fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

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.

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 for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.