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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Medical Imaging

Deakin’s Bachelor of Medical Imaging has been developed to equip you with the latest knowledge in medical radiation science, and train you in techniques like general radiography, computed tomography (CT), digital vascular imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). You’ll learn in our medical imaging labs that replicate the capabilities of real-world medical imaging clinics with functional image intensifiers, x-ray, and ultrasound machines.

You’ll also become adept in important professionalism, communication, ethical, and legal aspects of healthcare. Clinical placements will start in your first year, based in the metro, rural and regional settings ensuring you graduate career-ready. You will gain valuable clinical practice in clinical centers and hospitals, and in our medical imaging training unit, giving you diverse experience and skills. As a graduate, you will be eligible for registration as a Medical Radiation Practitioner (diagnostic radiographer).

Want to gain knowledge and clinical expertise to launch your career as a registered diagnostic radiographer?

Through this highly specialized course, you will develop an understanding of medical radiation science that informs the principles of medical images and biological sciences. Using the latest equipment, you will learn basic X-ray techniques before advancing to more complex medical imaging procedures such as:

  • general radiography
  • digital vascular imaging
  • mammography
  • computed tomography (CT)
  • general ultrasound (U/S)
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Campus Information

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

At Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, you are surrounded by expansive grounds and impressive new buildings. It offers state-of-the-art engineering, medical and sport facilities, as well as some of the most advanced research spaces in the world. The campus also features incredible sporting facilities, including Deakin’s Elite Sport Precinct, which includes an Australian rules football oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch, athletics track, basketball courts, and more.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to pursue a career as a registered diagnostic radiographer. You could find yourself working in a radiology department in a hospital, private radiology practice, or health department. As a graduate, you will be eligible to work as a skilled practitioner across the broad range of diagnostic medical imaging, including:

  • general radiography
  • CT fluoroscopy

You will be eligible to receive AHPRA registration as a Medical Radiation Practitioner, with a division/registration type of Diagnostic Radiographer, General. This AHPRA registration enables graduates to work as a diagnostic radiographer in a range of settings, such as:

  • small regional clinics
  • large metropolitan imaging departments
  • hospitals and specialist medical facilities in Australia

PSW Opportunity

  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years): a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics; and a study score of at least 22 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or a study score of at least 30 in Maths: Further Mathematics. 

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life, or work experience will be the same as secondary education applicant's requirements (above) or equivalent, OR Completed bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Science, or Health Sciences. Overseas qualifications must be recognized as equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree.

Mandatory student checks

All students are required to undertake the Police and Working with Children Check at the commencement of their course. Students who fail to do so prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course.

Students are also required to declare their immunization status to satisfy the requirements of health organizations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organization may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunization status is not satisfactory to the health organization.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.