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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely. 

This course will be available for students to study remotely during 2022 if they are unable to undertake face-to-face study. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely. For the latest updates on course availability, visit the COVID-19 information page.

About this course

Our Master of Healthcare Technology Innovation degree will empower you to transform healthcare systems through innovative data science and engineering solutions. Whether you are a health practitioner, engineer, IT professional, or scientist, this program provides rigorous training in new, complementary skills while simultaneously leveraging your prior knowledge to revolutionise healthcare. The program offers the flexibility to tailor learning to cater for your professional and personal healthcare interests.

The prevailing healthcare challenges demand innovative and integrative use of diverse technologies. We are witnessing breakthroughs in molecular profiling technologies, medical data capture, artificial intelligence-enabled diagnostics and prognostics, biomedical data science, smart medical devices, tissue and organ engineering, and surgical robotics. They are changing our current landscape in healthcare delivery and consumption. The future of healthcare will be driven by rapid technological advancements, and it is crucial to both understand the innovative use of these technologies and gain frontline exposure to their research and development.

Our Master of Health Technology Innovation is an ideal degree if you are seeking to expand your career options and be part of the technological healthcare revolution. Recognising the necessity and emergence of multi-disciplinary engagement in advancing healthcare, you will work alongside engineers, IT specialists, data scientists and health professionals in cross-disciplinary projects. 

Commonwealth Supported Places

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for postgraduate study for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSPs are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

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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 entry requirements

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. 

Applying for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

There is no separate application required to apply for a CSP. Once you apply for admission, if you are successful in securing a CSP, you will receive notification via an offer of admission.

A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is not guaranteed as there are a limited number of CSPs available for postgraduate courses. The number of available CSPs for a course can change each semester/year. CSPs are also not automatically awarded for course transfers and upgrades.

CSPs are awarded for the duration of a course based on academic merit determined by the University and eligibility criteria specified by the Australian Government. Learn more about CSPs. If you do not qualify for a CSP you may be offered a domestic fee-paying place.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

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 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

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. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 15 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 25 June 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 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this degree

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.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian bachelor’s degree with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification or
  • a University of Sydney Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation with a credit average (65 percent). Units completed in the graduate diploma can be credited to the master’s degree.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

Credit for previous study

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

Career Pathways

Graduates of the Master of Health Technology Innovation are trained in the innovative applications of technologies into healthcare, and master their integration.

It will allow you to transit across healthcare-technology disciplines, or revolutionise your own: you can identify and lead the integration of engineering and data innovations within healthcare institutions, or you can lead commercial interests in developing novel engineering products and solutions that target the healthcare sector.

Future study options

The University of Sydney is a research intensive institution with a strong track record of technology transfer and commercialisation. There are many world-class research groups at the University working on addressing global healthcare challenges. 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.

Domestic students

International students

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