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.

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

OP
1
Selection rank
99.00
Field positions or other ranks were used to select applicants at the threshold.

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

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
Offer Guarantee
No
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 (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

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

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

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

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Field Positions were used as part of the selection process in this minimum OP band.

Selection within the rank or additional ranks were used in the selection process.
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 2
Selection rank 97
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 6
Selection rank 1
OP 1
Selection rank 99

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).

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 (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 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:

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

More about assumed knowledge

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
1
Rank
99

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.

Fees

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

2021 fees

2021: CSP $8,000 per year full-time (96 credit points) (Subject to the passing of legislation)

2021 fees

2021: $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.

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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.

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Scholarships

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

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