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  • 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).
QUT course code PH71
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Start month 2019 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact Science and Engineering Faculty
CRICOS code 020315D
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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.

Career 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.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Physics)

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. 

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in physics (or equivalent qualification) or other evidence of qualifications that satisfactorily demonstrate you possess the capacity to pursue the course of study.

Course fees

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

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.

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Scholarships and financial support

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

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Physics)

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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