Highlights

  • Pursue a career as a radiographer (also known as a medical imaging technologist) where you will use techniques such as X-ray, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • The embedded honours component will provide you with a strong foundation in research and critical thinking which will assist you as you enter contemporary evidence-based clinical practice.
  • During your supervised clinical experience you will spend over fifty weeks in a range of imaging facilities from first year through to fourth year.
  • As a graduate of this course you may be employed in a radiology department in a hospital or private radiology practice or health department. 
  • This course will prepare you for postgraduate studies in medical imaging and related areas.

Highlights

  • Pursue a career as a radiographer (also known as a medical imaging technologist) where you will use techniques such as X-ray, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • The embedded honours component will provide you with a strong foundation in research and critical thinking which will assist you as you enter contemporary evidence-based clinical practice.
  • During your supervised clinical experience you will spend over fifty weeks in a range of imaging facilities from first year through to fourth year.
  • As a graduate of this course you may be employed in a radiology department in a hospital or private radiology practice or health department. 
  • This course will prepare you for postgraduate studies in medical imaging and related areas.

Why choose this course?

This course is designed in consultation with clinical staff from industry, taught by registered radiographers with extensive experience, and incorporates hands-on experiences from your first year. Our simulation facilities feature virtual and hands-on equipment to offer you a learning experience that is only available at QUT.

You will build confidence and gain experience in fundamental skills using specialist equipment on campus including digital radiography systems, general X-ray, mobile X-ray, mammography and dental. You will also access the anatomy laboratory and pathology specimen museum, and will develop competency in computer systems and software used in the industry.

Placements in hospitals include shifts in areas such as theatre, emergency and intensive care. These varying environments allow you to experience a range of different cases and work with patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Real-world learning

You will start supervised clinical experience during first year, with significant time in the third and fourth years. Placements are offered across public and private hospitals, and a range of imaging facilities throughout Queensland and some interstate sites. These varying environments will allow you to experience patients with different case histories and diverse cultural backgrounds.

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What to expect

The Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours) can lead to a career as a radiographer (also known as a medical imaging technologist) where you will use techniques such as X-ray, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to produce high-quality images which are then used by medical specialists to diagnose, manage and treat an injury or disease.

The honours component of the course will offer you a competitive advantage in the workplace. You will be a critical thinker with a strong foundation in research, and have advanced skills to become a leader in a profession where responsibilities and capabilities are expanding. You will study a series of topics in preparation for a research project which is part of your final year studies, along with advanced imaging and professional practice placements.

Flexible delivery

Start online. Come when you can.

You can commence this course online in 2021 if you are unable to enter Australia due to travel restrictions, however you will have a part-time study program, with only 1 or 2 units per semester.

The online study may reduce your study load for future semesters, however it will not shorten your course duration on campus.

You will need to complete the course on campus, once travel to Brisbane is possible.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

As a graduate of this course you may be employed in a radiology department in a hospital, private radiology practice or health department. You may also work in medical equipment sales. The course also prepares you for postgraduate studies in medical imaging and related areas.

Professional recognition

The course is an approved program of study with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.

Student registration

QUT automatically registers students enrolled in this course with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. Details about student registration are available from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency at ahpra.gov.au.

Possible careers

  • Radiographer

Details and units

Requirements

Selection rank
99.95

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2021.

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Course code
CS48
QTAC code
418182
CRICOS code
080484A
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Commencing studies in 2022: this program is available for on-campus studies only.
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

From 2022 adjustments from the Year 12 Subject Scheme will not apply to this course.

Any other adjustment you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your ATAR or selection rank

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 99.75
Selection rank 99.95
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 97.95
Selection rank 99.95
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 90.00
Selection rank 99.95

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

ATAR/selection rank
99.95

Applications in 2022

In response to COVID-19, QUT has reviewed the availability of programs to be delivered offshore for students studying in 2022. 

You must be onshore in Australia to apply for this program and cannot commence online. 

If the Australian Government makes any changes to the international border closure, QUT will communicate directly with students who have an offer and may be eligible to commence earlier than 2023.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
185 176 176 176 176
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
65 58 58 58 58
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
98 20 20 24 20

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where you may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Mandatory notifications: While you are registered as a student with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), QUT has an obligation to notify AHPRA if you have an impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm when undertaking clinical training. Find out more about the guidelines for mandatory notifications

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2022 fees

2022: CSP $8,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $34,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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