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Graduate Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Technology

Overview

Expand your magnetic resonance skills and knowledge, and be in demand here and overseas.

This one year part-time program covers the fundamentals of magnetic resonance technology, including the physics of magnetic resonance and image formation, the components of modern day magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, and safety considerations within this specialised field. It's ideal if you are seeking formal qualifications in this rapidly expanding field.

In a multidisciplinary environment, you'll learn from experienced radiographers, medical practitioners, medical physicists, chemists and engineers about the physics of magnetic resonance and image formation, the components of modern MRI scanners and specialist practical skills essential for a dynamic career in this field.

You'll be exposed to new techniques which are not yet part of standard clinical practice. Plus you'll apply your knowledge to projects that make innovative use of magnetic resonance, and gain the skills to assess the needs of a radiography practice and the capability to meet these needs with equipment from various manufacturers.

MRI physicists, MR technologists, image processors, engineers and biomedical engineers are in demand within Australia and internationally. UQ graduates have found employment in leadership positions in hospitals, private practice and research facilities.

Location
External, St Lucia
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5036
AQF
Level 8
Location
External, St Lucia
Fees
A$21496 (2023 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5036
CRICOS Code
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Access the most advanced range of magnetic resonance instrumentation in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills during a week-long on-campus practical immersion.
  • Be eligible for Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy continuing professional development (CPD) points accrual.
  • Organise your study around professional and personal commitments, with all courses in this program able to be completed online.

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2022

31 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • MRI Pulse Sequence Construction and Image Contrast
  • Advanced Techniques in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Fundamental Musculoskeletal MRI
  • Cardiac MRI - Techniques and Applications

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Magnetic resonance technologist
  • Magnetic resonance imaging physicist
  • Image processor
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Senior radiographer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (postgraduate)

$78K–$90K

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
  • 2 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience in medical imaging, physics or molecular imaging.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
  • 2 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience in medical imaging, physics or molecular imaging.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications

Relevant disciplines include mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medical imaging, medical radiation, radiography, allied health, biomedical engineering, engineering and computer science.

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

This program does not meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500).

To study this program in Australia you will need a temporary visa or residency status with study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia.

Contact us for more information

Additional application information

  • Courses are offered internally (on campus at St Lucia) or in flexible delivery mode via the internet.

Additional application information

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold an alternative Australian Visa/Residency status. International students can study this program from overseas as it is also offered in external mode. For more information, please contact mrtadmin@cai.uq.edu.au.

Alternatively, international students may wish to consider applying for the Graduate Diploma in Magnetic Resonance Technology.

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Reduced fees (CSPs)

We offer a limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) for this program based on academic merit. We allocate CSPs after the closing date for applications and before Orientation.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $21,496

2023

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Technology is 5036

International students who want to study this program will not be eligible for a Student Visa (subclass 500). 

To study this program in Australia, you will need an Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia. 

Contact us with any questions 

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - February 28 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - July 20 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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