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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science provides a flexible and technologically sophisticated online program that enables medical imaging professionals to become leaders in a specialised field.

Why study this course?

The rapid evolution of medical imaging technology calls for expert practitioners to implement optimised imaging techniques and improve patient outcomes.

The University of Sydney program provides practitioners with an opportunity for advancement in their chosen field, extending previous knowledge and professional experience in a specific area of interest.

Tailored to meet the needs of busy professionals, flexible online delivery allows you to study at your own pace from anywhere in the world through state-of-the-art distance education.

The graduate diploma program articulates into the maser level, allowing you to easily progress from one course to the next if you choose.

Who should study this course?

This course is ideal for graduates of our diagnostic radiography programs or medical imaging professionals who wish to specialise or gain advanced knowledge and skills.

Subject areas

Specialisations allow students to investigate an area of interest relevant to their professional practice or area of expertise. A minimum of 4 units of study (24 credit points) are required for each specialisation and each unit of study can only be used for one specialisation.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your admission criteria

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Application dates

Applications open - 15 March of the preceding year

Applications close - 31 January of the commencing year

Offers released: Offers are made throughout the year based on academic merit and subject to availability in the program.

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) 

This course does not meet the CRICOS requirements for obtaining an Australian student visa, however, international students can complete the course through a combination of online and distance modules from their home country.

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Application dates

Applications open - 15 March of the preceding year

Applications close - 31 January of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March)

What you'll study

Throughout this one year degree, you will complete 48 credit points of study, including 18 credit points of core units which develop an understanding of current concepts in medical imaging, medical image optimisation, and medical image perception.

You will take a minimum of 12 credit points of electives units of study from the discipline and a maximum of 6 credit points can be taken as elective units more broadly from the Sydney School of Health Sciences.

As part of your studies, you may have the opportunity to operate imaging technology remotely through the internet for experimental measurement and testing principles.

We offer a range of specialisations from which you can choose, including:

  • computed tomography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • hybrid imaging 
  • breast imaging
  • research.

Explore the Medicine and Health Postgraduate Handbook to learn more about what you will study as part of this degree:

Units of Study

Admission criteria

A bachelor's degree or higher award in medical radiation sciences from the University of Sydney, or a qualification deemed by the faculty to be equivalent, or completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate in this discipline or qualifications deemed by the faculty to be equivalent. In exceptional circumstances the University may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

The academic criteria that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The handbooks online 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.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Course opportunities

Study medical imaging sciences at different levels to suit your professional and personal needs. The programs are embedded, allowing you to step from one course to the next at your own pace.

Course options:

Future study options

Students enrolled in the graduate diploma can easily move on to the Master of Medical Imaging Science with credit for completed study.

Study Medical Imaging Science in our brand new state-of-the-art health building

Susan Wakil Health Building

World class facilities for medical and health education

The new Susan Wakil Health Building is a purpose-built facility for medicine and health disciplines.

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