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Course information set

  • Study medical imaging and anatomy, specialist techniques of trauma radiography, ward and operating radiography, and radiation physics.
  • Use on-campus medical imaging laboratories to practise pre-clinical skills in patient positioning and image production.
  • Practical experience embedded throughout degree and students complete extensive work placements in clinical departments.
  • Prepares you for a career in a radiology department in a hospital, private radiology practice or health department.
QTAC course code418182
QUT course code CS42
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2019 February

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code 080490C
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  • Medical Imaging Technologist
  • Radiographer

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Radiographers (also known as medical imaging technologists) play a key role in patient care and often work in a team environment with other health professionals. Using techniques such as X-ray, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), they produce high-quality medical images which are then used by medical specialists to diagnose, manage and treat an injury or disease.

Why choose this course?

This course is taught by registered professionals and opportunities for practical experience begin in your first year. We incorporate technology into our teaching practices so that you learn in simulated clinical environments and practise relevant skills before imaging real patients.

Sessions in our laboratories allow you to develop skills in patient positioning and image production. We have specialist equipment for digital radiography, general X-ray, mobile X-ray, mammography and dental. Our anatomy laboratory and pathology specimen museum will help strengthen your confidence and knowledge. You will also develop competency in computer systems and software that are used throughout industry.

This program is embedded with supervised clinical experience, 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. Hospital placement includes shifts in departments such as theatre, emergency and intensive care. These varying environments offer an opportunity to experience patients with different cases and from many cultural backgrounds.

Honours pathway

A Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours) is planned for introduction in 2019. Visit this page in August 2018 for more information.

Career outcomes

Radiographers play a key role in patient care by providing referring medical practitioners with additional diagnostic information to assist in patient management and treatment. You may become a team member in a radiology department in a hospital, private radiology practice or health department, or you may be employed in medical equipment sales.

Professional recognition

This 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

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 they 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.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 1

Rank 99

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

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

  • Physics
  • Maths B
  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Course fees

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

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.


2019: CSP $9,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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

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

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Medical Imaging

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (418182) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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