Master of Medical Imaging

University of Canberra

Graduates of the Master of Medical Imaging will be able to apply for work as diagnostic radiographers either in public hospitals or private radiology practices in any state of Australia. Following successful accreditation of the new course by the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA), graduates will be able to gain registration to practice as Diagnostic radiographers. Graduates will also be able to apply for a Validated Statement of Accreditation (VSoA) and be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR). Graduates will be able to apply to work in any country. The Master of Medical Imaging will allow graduates from other undergraduate Bachelor degree courses to undertake a Medical Imaging course in a reduced time of 2.5 years compared to the standard undergraduate pathway of 4 years. Specialised career opportunities exist for diagnostic radiographers in general radiography, angiography, mammography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and in medical ultrasound.

Course Fee:

Australian: $95,130
International: $109,140

Entry Requirements:

This course has an early closing date to submit applications by the 31st October of every year. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria: A) a completed bachelor degree in any discipline B) a minimum of two degree level units of anatomy and physiology. Applicants will have assumed knowledge of introductory psychology; introductory physics and introductory statistics at Bachelor degree level. Applicants will be required to participate in an interview process. 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; - 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; - Have vision able to visualise detail within medical images; and - Due to government requirements, wear clothing during clinical placements that does not cover the elbows and forearms.


72 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Imaging anatomy and pathology; Medical imaging; Radiographic imaging

Further information:

This course may be completed in 2.5 years.


Accreditation of the course is required for registration and practice in Australia. This will be undertaken by Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) through the Medical Radiation Practice Accreditation Committee (MRPAC), the accreditation committee of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00212K

Related Careers:

Medical Imaging Technologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info No Full time 3 years
Canberra No info No Part time 6 years
The University of Canberra is located in Australia's national capital. The University provides professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. They engage in applied research to support government, business and the professions regionally, nationally and internationally.

Provider CRICOS: 00212K

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