• Application Deadline
  • 42 months
If your career goal is to become a qualified diagnostic radiographer, but you’re also looking for a competitive edge, then this Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) from University of Canberra will give you the skills, knowledge, and experience to confidently apply for employment both in Australia and overseas – six months ahead of other diagnostic radiographer courses.
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UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

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This course offers an accelerated four-year degree which completes all training in only 3.5 years allowing you enter the job market earlier and giving UC graduates a definite competitive advantage when it comes to looking for future employment opportunities.

Packed with Work Integrated Learning (WIL) choices, this unique course can include an embedded honours program, allowing you to study the bachelor’s degree on its own for three and a half years, or undertake a research project in your third and fourth year to graduate with Honours.

Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for registration from the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) to practice as a Diagnostic Radiographer and can explore career opportunities in general radiography, angiography, mammography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and medical ultrasound.

Study a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) at University of Canberra and you will:

  • gain a high level of ethical and interpersonal skills for interacting with patients from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • learn to effectively function as part of a healthcare team
  • acquire and apply clinical reasoning, treatment and evaluation skills to basic and life sciences
  • develop skills to undertake all routine diagnostic radiographic procedures
  • learn to operate diagnostic radiographic instrumentation to optimise image quality and minimise radiation dose or other potential patient hazards
  • develop skills in designing, implementation and management of quality assurance programs for medical imaging applications
  • acquire professional attitudes and attributes as a reflective practitioner.

Career opportunities

A Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) is a globally recognised and respected qualification that will enable to pursue a career in any of the following positions.

  • general radiographer
  • mammographer
  • angiographer
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radiographer


This course is accredited with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) through the Medical Radiation Practice Accreditation Committee (MRPAC), the accreditation committee of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA). Graduating students will be eligible to apply for registration as a Diagnostic Radiographer with the MRPBA.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

     To ensure your application is considered, we recommend applying by the 31st October as the first offers will be released in December

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
    • Duration description

      This course is an accelerated course and can be completed in seven semesters and winter terms full-time. Maximum eighteen semesters. This course is only available for full-time enrolment.

  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Professional Practice in Health 
  • Regional Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Medical Radiation Science
  • Introductory Physics 
  • Computed Tomography
  • Imaging Anatomy

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

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  •  other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  •  overseas qualification
Assumed knowledge for entry is to HSC equivalent of Biology, Physics and Mathematics.Inherent Requirements:Clinical practice and/or clinical laboratories during the medical imaging course require students to:
  • be involved in encounters where students must physically interact with patients and/or other students coming from a range of ethnic, age, gender and disability backgrounds;
  •  be physically capable to independently lift and move patients and equipment and to wear lead gowns (heavy) for extended periods of time;
  • be involved in patient encounters where patients may be severely injured or be at the end stage of terminal illnesses;
  • work in environments which may be highly stressful
CRICOS Code: 087833F

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36800 AUD per year and a duration of 42 months.
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Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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