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    Application Deadline
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The Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) program from the University of Newcastle prepares diagnostic radiography students for a dynamic career using advanced imaging technology. Learn how create medical images to diagnose and manage patient health, combining sophisticated technology and medical expertise to save and improve lives.
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What is diagnostic radiography?

Diagnostic radiography is an important first step to diagnosing, treating and managing injuries and disease. Along with pathology, diagnostic radiography is the largest diagnostic test performed. 

The medical images you will learn to you produce during this Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) program from the University of Newcastle will allow patients to be diagnosed accurately, and can directly impact a patient’s treatment plan and overall recovery.

Why study with us?

  • Hands-on radiography experience: Complete 42 weeks of clinical placements in public and private centres, preparing you for a successful career in diagnostic radiography.
  • World-class facilities: Hone your skills using advanced multimodality imaging and post-processing facilities, including CT, MRI, ultrasound, angiography and mammography facilities.
  • Learn from research leaders keeping you on the forefront of breaking research discoveries in diagnostic radiography.

Career opportunities

Our diagnostic radiography graduates are very employable and highly regarded. 88% of our graduates find work before, or soon after, finishing their studies (2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

University of Newcastle diagnostic radiography graduates are qualified to register and work as diagnostic radiographers, working closely with patients and other health professionals to diagnose and manage illnesses and injuries using medical images. You may find yourself working in settings such as accident and emergency wards and operating theatres. Diagnostic radiographers play an important role in medicine and health care, and contribute significantly to improving community health.

Some typical roles include:

  • Diagnostic Radiographer
  • Cardiac Technologist
  • Chief Radiographer
  • Sonographer
  • Echocardiography Technologist
  • Medical Technician

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    320 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transition to Health Sciences Education and Practice
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Human Bioscience
  • Medical Radiation Science
  • Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice 
  • Diagnostic Radiography Methods 
  • Physics & Radiation Protection
  • Statistics for the Sciences

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 088060E

  • Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35730 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35730 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography)
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