Medical imaging


Develop the highly specialised skills required to practice as a registered diagnostic radiographer. Learn how to produce high-quality images of the human body and become the eyes that guide clinical decision making and assist medical diagnosis.

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Career opportunities

You can work in countries all over the world with medical imaging qualifications. You’ll work in a radiology department in a hospital, private radiology practice or health department as a skilled practitioner who can work in the fields of:

  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Digital vascular imaging
  • General radiography
  • General ultrasound (U/S)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

To broaden your career opportunities, a range of elective studies will be offered in year four of the course, including:

  • Advanced imaging
  • Inter-professional education
  • Practice management


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.

Through Deakin you get the opportunity to practice learned skills in supervised clinical placements in medical imaging departments across Australia.

Saba Ansari

Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging (Clinical Studies and Clinical Practice)

Graduate work-ready

During your studies, you’ll learn both in and outside of the classroom (clinical centres, imaging clinics and hospitals), providing you with the ability to enhance your resume with both study and invaluable work experience.

Research with us

Taking on a higher degree by research with us will see you collaborate with research partners nationally and internationally and use rapidly evolving medical imaging technology. You’ll have access to insightful, expert supervisors, like Professor Paul Yielder who has an impressive international reputation.

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Explore our facilities


This course has been approved by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA).

It has also received conditional accreditation from Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a new course.

Dominic Collins: Bachelor of Medical Imaging

Deakin University offers a unique four-year Bachelor of Medical Imaging at its Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. Hear what student Dominic Collins has to say.

Bachelor of Medical Imaging at Deakin

With Deakin's Bachelor of Medical Imaging, you'll learn in our state of the art radiography facilities and get practical experience with industry placements from Trimester 1 in your first year – giving your career a head start.

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