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Overview

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

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

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.

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 - 11 February 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 (March) 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 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 30 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 (March) 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.

 

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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