Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
4 years full-time.
AUD34,030 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
4 years full-time.
Face to Face
Use advanced imaging technology to improve lives.
At the University of Newcastle we prepare diagnostic radiography students for a dynamic career using advanced imaging technology. Learn how create medical images to diagnose and manage patient health, combining sophisticated technology and medical expertise to save and improve lives.
Diagnostic radiography is an important first step to diagnosing, treating and managing injuries and disease. Along with pathology, diagnostic radiography is the largest diagnostic test performed. The medical images you will learn to you produce will allow patients to be diagnosed accurately, and can directly impact a patient’s treatment plan and overall recovery.
Students who study the University of Newcastle's Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) will develop a strong foundation in physical, biomedical and behavioural sciences. You will:
You will be able to enrol in a range of courses including:
All University of Newcastle medical radiation science students graduate with Honours, giving you a distinct advantage when seeking employment. As part of the Honours component you can choose from two study pathways.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Our diagnostic radiography graduates are very employable and highly regarded. 90% of our graduates find work before, or soon after, finishing their studies (2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey).
University of Newcastle diagnostic radiography graduates are qualified to register and work as diagnostic radiographers, working closely with patients and other health professionals to diagnose and manage illnesses and injuries using medical images. You may find yourself working in settings such as accident and emergency wards and operating theatres. Diagnostic radiographers play an important role in medicine and health care, and contribute significantly to improving community health.
Some typical roles include:
University of Newcastle diagnostic radiography graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) under the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia. Your accreditation allows you to work in Australia and overseas.
All University of Newcastle diagnostic radiography students complete 40 weeks of professional practice during their degree, starting in first year. During your placement, you are mentored and supervised by qualified diagnostic radiographers. You may undertake placements in public and private hospitals and practices located in the Hunter Region, NSW, interstate or overseas. You will participate in metropolitan, regional and rural placements as part of this degree.
During your degree, you will have access to the latest diagnostic radiography technologies on campus. This includes multimodality imaging and post-processing facilities, with CT, MRI, ultrasound, angiography and mammography facilities.