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Master of Health Technology Innovation

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Overview

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

The Master of Health Technology Innovation has a limited amount of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available to domestic students in 2020.  No additional application is necessary, all domestic applicants for this degree will be considered for CSP.

Subject areas

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.

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How to apply

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.

 

Professional accreditation

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.

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Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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