Highlights

  • Study a Master of Applied Science Medical Physics and help further your career in the medical and health physics discipline.
  • Prepares you for a career in hospitals, health departments, tertiary institutions and medical instrumentation companies, either as a medical physicist, health physicist or bioengineer.
  • Complete in 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time.
  •  Exit early option with a Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Medical Physics).

Highlights

  • Study a Master of Applied Science Medical Physics and help further your career in the medical and health physics discipline.
  • Prepares you for a career in hospitals, health departments, tertiary institutions and medical instrumentation companies, either as a medical physicist, health physicist or bioengineer.
  • Complete in 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time.
  •  Exit early option with a Graduate Diploma 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
  • Medical Scientist

Details and units

Stage 1—Graduate Diploma (PH71) comprises assessed coursework such as advanced lectures, seminars, reading units or independent study. Full-time students will need an average of 14 hours a week of formal contact (seven hours for part-time students). Students can graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics after satisfactory completion of Stage 1.

Stage 2—Master of Applied Science (PH80) students undertake a program of supervised research and investigation that can be completed at QUT or in a suitable external institution.

Stage 1—Graduate Diploma (PH71) comprises assessed coursework such as advanced lectures, seminars, reading units or independent study. Full-time students will need an average of 14 hours a week of formal contact (seven hours for part‑time students). Students can graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics after satisfactory completion of Stage 1.

Stage 2—Master of Applied Science (PH80) students undertake a program of supervised research and investigation that can be completed at QUT or in a suitable external institution.

Requirements

Course code
PH80
CRICOS code
043548G
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

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:

  • Medical imaging
  • Radiotherapy
  • Medical radiation

 

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in physics or in science with a major 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.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
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.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
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.

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

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 $7,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $33,200 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

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Scholarships

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