Highlights

  • Complete coursework such as advanced lectures, seminars and independent study in medical and health physics.
  • Prepares you for a career as a medical physicist, health physicist or bioengineer in hospitals, health departments, tertiary institutions and medical instrumentation companies.
  • Complete in 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.
  • Opportunity to progress on to the Master of Applied Science (Medical Physics).

Highlights

  • Complete coursework such as advanced lectures, seminars and independent study in medical and health physics.
  • Prepares you for a career as a medical physicist, health physicist or bioengineer in hospitals, health departments, tertiary institutions and medical instrumentation companies.
  • Complete in 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.
  • Opportunity to progress on to the Master of Applied Science (Medical Physics).

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What to expect

These courses deal with well-established and emerging areas of medical and health physics including clinical measurement, computing, health physics, instrumentation, medical electronics, medical imaging, physiological monitoring, physics of radiotherapy, radiobiology, and radiological imaging sciences. The coursework also contains an introduction to the clinical sciences.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates can seek employment in hospitals, health departments, tertiary institutions and medical instrumentation companies. Depending on the field of employment, graduates may be known as a medical physicist, health physicist or bio-engineer. Professional medical/health physicists:

  • apply electronic tools and medical software, ultrasonics, radiation and computers to clinical and environmental problems
  • monitor the environment to maintain acceptable standards in the workplace and the community
  • apply fundamental physical research in development programs
  • are responsible for calibration, care and maintenance of instruments and apparatus.

Professional recognition

The course is accredited by the Australasian College of Physical Sciences and Engineers in Medicine.

Possible careers

  • Health Physicist
  • Medical Equipment Sales
  • Medical Physicist

Details and units

Requirements

Course code
PH71
CRICOS code
020315D
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1 years full-time
2 years part-time
Duration
1 years full-time
2 years part-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Entry requirements

You must have a recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in one of the following fields:

  • Biomedical, medical, medical electronics etc engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Electrical, avionics etc engineering
  • Geophysics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Medical physics
  • Physics

The following degrees (or higher qualification) are not acceptable:

  • Biomedical science
  • Laboratory science
  • Medical imaging
  • Radiotherapy
  • Medical radiation
  • Medical science

2023 applications

2023 applications will open December.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in physics.

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. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 79 16 16 21 18

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.

Fees

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

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: CSP $7,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $33,400 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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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

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

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Scholarships

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

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