Radiography and Medical Imaging - M3006

Radiography and Medical Imaging

Bachelor degree (honours)

In the Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) course you will develop the skills to become a registered radiographer. Radiographers facilitate patient diagnosis and management by using X-rays – including CT scanning, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – to create diagnostic images for analysis and interpretation. Radiographers are also responsible for implementing best practice imaging protocols.

The program prides itself on the exceptional links it creates between the classroom and the clinical workplace. The practical skills you acquire will be reinforced by placements in a wide variety of clinical institutions, ranging from Victorian rural and regional hospitals to metropolitan Melbourne hospitals and private radiology practices.

This is an integrated course in which radiographic physics, imaging technique and methods, radiologic biology and professional skills are closely related and integrated with clinical placements. You'll be instructed by experts in radiography, benefit from a thriving research environment, and have access to general radiography laboratories and the ultrasound skills lab.

You will gain core knowledge and competencies in the following areas:

  • assessing and managing patients
  • general radiography
  • digital subtraction angiography
  • computed tomography
  • general ultrasound
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

The program incorporates clinical placements in each semester concluding with a 24-week paid placement in year four. It is characterised by innovative teaching approaches, including a computer-mediated case-based learning program to assist in clinical decision making; a personal learning and assessment system that includes a clinical e-portfolio; a clinical-relevant scenario-based program focusing on cultural, ethical and moral issues; and a simulated learning environment, where students engage with 'avatars' to support clinical training.

Completion of the course will enable you to apply for registration as a radiographer with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia. Graduates from Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) are also eligible to apply for a Statement of Accreditation from the Australian Institute of Radiography.

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^Entry to this course is based on a range of criteria so there is no Clearly-in ATAR.

*Conditions apply for the Monash Guarantee.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Qualification Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours)
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Considering a degree in radiography?

Hear from our staff and students about what it's like to study radiography and health sciences here at Monash.

Ready to enter the profession

“This course allows me to graduate and begin working immediately as a radiographer in a range of clinical environments including large metropolitan hospitals, private clinics and rural sites.” Jessica, Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging student

Hands-on radiography experience

“I’ve enjoyed going on clinical placements, as I get to apply my theoretical knowledge in a clinical setting. In a case where a two-minute chest x-ray could be a life changing event, being the “eyes of the doctors” becomes an important job.” Amanda

“Each placement allowed us to rotate through different modalities such as CT, Ultrasound and MRI. The best part is meeting and interacting with a variety of patients and learning from highly experienced radiographers and other medical professionals.” Rin, Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging student

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements


Equivalent Australian Year 12


All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in Biology or Physics
IB At least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL At least 4 in Mathematics SL or 3 in Mathematics HL or 3 in Further Mathematics HL At least 4 in Physics or Biology SL or 3 in Physics or Biology HL

Non-School leaver requirements

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

University: Two single units at an Australian higher education institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in areas of study related to the course in which admission is being sought. Applicants should have an average of at least  70% in their studies. Studies must have been completed within seven years of intended commencement.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra requirements for domestic applicants:

Shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake an interview. Only applicants who have included Radiography and Medical Imaging in their VTAC preferences by the close of timely applications on 30 September 2016 will be eligible to be considered for this course. The course cannot be included on applicants' VTAC preferences list after this date.

Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend interview at the designated time to remain eligible for an offer. Offers to attend interview will be emailed to eligible applicants in mid-December. Interviews will be held in January 2017.

Extra requirements for all applicants:

National Police Check, Working With Children Check & Immunisation: Successful applicants must satisfy the immunisation requirements specified by the Faculty, complete a National Police Check each year before undertaking clinical placements and hold a valid Working with Children Check. Failure to hold satisfactory checks may result in students being unable to complete this course.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course. More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:


We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course develops professional expertise through studies in human biology, the digital technology underpinning radiography and medical imaging, radiographic and medical imaging science with extended periods of evidence based professional practice and research.