Master of Health Technology Innovation

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

If you are a health practitioner, engineer, IT professional, or scientist, this unique program will equip you with the skills to deliver improved health outcomes for patients through the innovative use of health technologies and will help you bridge the gap between the technical and clinical arenas.

Healthcare solutions are increasingly dependent on the innovative use of modern technologies. The Master of Health Technology Innovation is a professional degree for those seeking to broaden their career options and take advantage of exciting opportunities in this emerging field.


"Technological advancement and
innovation are driving significant
change in the health sector.
I see substantial opportunities
for graduates who have both
the technical expertise and
medical knowledge to drive
this advancement."

KLAUS SCHINDHELM
Chief Research OfficerResMed Ltd


Recognising the changing healthcare landscape, the Master of Health Technology Innovation will help you bridge the gap between the technical and clinical arenas. You will work alongside engineers, IT specialists and health professionals on cross-disciplinary projects in the University’s flagship Charles Perkins Centre.

You will be taught by leaders in health, engineering and technology from the University and its extensive network of hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Course structure

The course comprises core units, foundation units, specialist units and a capstone project. You can choose units that complement your particular background and qualifications.

To accommodate your professional commitments, our flexible study options include block/intensive mode, evening classes and online, or you can choose a combination of options.

Course outline

Units of study information for this degree

Study Plan

Candidates for the Master of Health Technology Innovation complete 96 credit points, consisting of at least 24 credit points of core units of study, 24 credit points of specialist units of study, up to 24 credit points of foundation units of study, and at least 12 credit points of project units of study.  Candidates select units which complement their background and qualifications.

With permission from the Dean, a candidate for the Master of Health Technology Innovation who has completed 24 credit points from Core, Sepcialist or Foundation units of study with at least Distinction average marks, may take Health Technology Innovation Dissertation Project units.

Specialisations

What is a specialisation?

Whilst there are no formal specialisations within this degree, candidates choose from among a wide range of specialist units of study to enhance their learning in the areas of their choice.

Embedded courses

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Health Technology Innovation are IT specialists within the Health and Medical fields who possess an excellent combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to manage health technology infrastructure and to support the people who use it. They will often be responsible for selecting and deploying appropriate software products and be involved in creating and managing business applications, web sites, systems and the IT environment within health-related organizations.

Further study

The University of Sydney is a research intensive institution with a strong track record of technology transfer and commercialisation. Research activities in the School of Information Technologies focus on algorithmics and applications, enterprise computing, human-centred computing, and IT applications in health care. If you would like to be part of Sydney's IT research community, you may consider applying for admission to a higher degree by research. Students completing a research degree undertake supervised research and submit a written thesis at the completion of their studies in the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Health Technology Innovation will hold:
- a recognized Bachelor’s degree in health or technology related areas with a minimum credit average; or
- qualifications deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent; or
- completion of the requirements of the embedded Graduate Diploma of Health Technology Innovation with a minimum credit average.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the University’s online application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page. For more information you can visit our How to Apply page.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the University’s online application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page. For more information you can visit our How to Apply page.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2016, 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 2015 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 2016, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2016, 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.