Medical radiation sciences

Medical radiation sciences graduates play an important role in patient care through expert use of equipment ranging from X-ray machines to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Our courses are designed in consultation with clinical staff from industry, taught by registered radiographers with extensive experience. You will learn through hands-on, real-world experiences in our unique simulation facilities and via clinical placements. Your hospital placements will cover varying environments in areas such as theatre, emergency and intensive care, to give you experience with a range of different cases and patients from a variety of backgrounds.

Our simulation facilities feature a hands-on learning experience only available at QUT.

Career pathways

Medical radiation sciences graduates work in radiology departments in hospitals, private radiology practices or health departments. They can also build on their career prospects in areas such as medical equipment sales, and through postgraduate studies in medical imaging and related fields.


The B. 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 images for medical specialists to diagnose, manage and treat injuries and diseases. This course is approved by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia

Medical ultrasound

The Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound is a nationally accredited sonography qualification for professionals who are currently working in a health science field. This course equips students with the scientific basis for understanding, using and evaluating relevant equipment and techniques as a sonographer.

Cardiac ultrasound

The Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound is a nationally accredited sonography qualification, based on the latest technological advancements, for practicing cardiac sonographers. This highly specialised technique contributes to quality medical assessments of patients’ hearts.

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