7 reasons to study medical imaging science

Learn more about a specialisation in medical imaging science
As medical imaging technology rapidly evolves, we need expert practitioners to develop optimised imaging techniques and advance diagnostic efficacy.

1. Extend your professional development and qualifications

If you are a recent diagnostic radiography graduate looking to specialise; a professional already working in the field; or a graduate from a related science or clinical discipline wishing to advance your knowledge and skills, our medical imaging science courses can help you to become a leader in your chosen field.

To suit your level of commitment, the courses are offered in part-time study mode at a certificate, diploma or master level. The programs are also articulated, allowing you to easily progress from one course to the next if you choose. Choose from:

2. Study online from anywhere in the world

Our medical imaging science degrees are taught entirely online by distance education and are tailored to meet the needs of busy professionals. No matter where you live – in Australia or internationally – you can gain a qualification in medical imaging science with us.

Your learning will take place via online lectures, webinars and discussion forums and you will have access to an extensive online library containing e-textbooks, e-journals and video resources. Students have remote access to a computed tomography (CT) scanner and a magnetic imaging system to complete tutorial work and develop a deeper understanding of the essential physics of CT and MRI.

3. Learn at your own pace

As a medical imaging science student, you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Flexible enrolment allows you to fit your study around family, work and social commitments. You can also spread the cost. You will only be charged for the number of units of study in which you enrol each semester.

4. Choose from a range of specialisations and become an expert in your field

Our courses are designed for medical radiation practitioners looking to specialise in a range of fields, including:

  • Computed tomography
  • MRI
  • Hybrid imaging (PET & SPECT/CT or PET/MR)
  • Radiographic image interpretation
  • Breast imaging
  • Research studies

Select specialisations and electives that match your learning interests and needs. Up to two specialisations can be completed in the masters degree and one in the graduate diploma. By studying a specialisation, you will demonstrate to prospective employers that you have advanced knowledge and expertise within your area.

5. Become highly employable

University of Sydney graduates are highly employable, which is why we are ranked no.1 in Australia and 4th in the world for graduate employability.* Many of our students secure positions in the field even before they graduate. 

6. Learn from leading experts in the field of medical imaging

Our medical imaging science courses are based on excellence, innovation and evidence. You will learn from academics who are publishing and presenting their research in national and international peer reviewed journals and conferences. Many hold leadership roles in the professional societies and government bodies that support the field of medical imaging science.

7. Gain recognition of prior learning

We recognise prior learning and offer credit for students who have completed related study or relevant work experience.

*QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.

20 December 2019


Jennah Haddock Radiographer, Gosford Hospital
“This degree has changed my entire clinical practice and has opened up many professional opportunities for me. I am building on my current knowledge, and gaining a much deeper, specialised understanding of CT. I’m being challenged to ask questions within my field and empowered to promote change in my clinical environment."
Master in Medical Imaging Science


Jayce Nixon Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science
Jayce Nixon
“Thanks to this course I definitely feel like I will have the knowledge and skills to implement a lot of departmental improvements.”
Graduate Diploma in Medical imaging Science

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