2xq

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For those considering Radiography as an alternative career to medicine/dentistry, this is the page that'll list all UNDERGRADUATE accredited courses that'll allow you to practice as a Diagnostic Radiographer in a very digestible table much like Med schools Selection Criteria Y12s & Non-standards AND UPDATED Dentistry Schools Selection Criteria Y12s & Non-standards. (Link: Accredited Medical Radiation Practitioner Programs - AHPRA & National Boards NOTE: Make sure to Ctrl F "Diagnostic Radiographer").

If there is anything missing/incorrect about the following table, please let me know! :yay:(Also theres nothing on non-standard entry well because... there's simply nothing online to go off)


UniversityDegree OfferedCourse LengthATAR/Lowest Selection Rank (LSR)Prerequisites (PR)/Assumed Knowledge (AK)
Notes
Central Queensland University (CQU)Bachelor of Medical Imaging4 YearsApprox. 75.00-76.00 (ATAR/LSR)English, Physics, Mathematics (AK)
Charles Sturt University (CSU)Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years65.00 (LSR)Physics, Mathematics Advanced (AK)
Curtin UniversityBachelor of Science (Medical Radiation Science) Medical Imaging [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years90.00 (ATAR Not Guaranteed)Physics, Mathematics Methods (PR)- Mathematics Specialist (Desirable)
- Internal Transfers Available (<10 Places)
Deakin UniversityBachelor of Medical Imaging4 Years95.40 (LSR 2021 Entry)Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 22 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or at least 30 in Maths: Further Mathematics.
- SEAS Available
- Subject Adjustments - A study score of 40 in any English equals 3 aggregate points per study. A study score of 35 in Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. A study score of 35 in any English or Maths: Further Mathematics equals 1 aggregate point per study. A study score of 30 in Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 2 aggregate points per study. A study score of 40 in Maths: Further Mathematics equals 2 aggregate points. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Monash UniversityBachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours)4 Years97.10 (LSR 2021 Entry), 93.00 (MG)Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL.

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology or Physics.

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
- Monash Guarantee (MG)
- SEAS Available
- Subject Adjustments - A study score of 35 in English equals 2 aggregate points. A study score of 40 in English (EAL) equals 2 aggregate points per study. A study score of 30 in Health And Human Development, Physical Education or Psychology equals 1 aggregate point per study. Overall maximum of 6 points.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours)4 Years99.95 (Selection Rank)English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)

(AK)
- EAS Available
- Elite Athlete Entry Scheme
- Subject Adjustments CLICK HERE
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) - Medical Imaging3.5 Years94.80 (LSR 2021 Entry)Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in one of Biology or Chemistry or Units 3 and 4: one of Biology or Chemistry.

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
- SEAS Available
- Low Socio-Economic Area Adjustments
University of Canberra (UC)Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years82.00 (Selection Rank)Biology, Physics, Mathematics (AK)- Priority to Indigenous Students, ADF Personnel and Reservists & Elite Athletes.
- EAS Available
- Subject Adjustments CLICK HERE
University of Newcastle (UoN)Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography)4 Years83.10 (Selection Rank)English, Mathematics Advanced or Physics. (AK)- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program
- Elite Athlete Program
- EAS Available
- Regional and Rural Adjustment Scheme
- Subject Adjustments CLICK HERE
University of South Australia (UniSA)Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years99.95 (Selection Rank)None- UES Available
- Universities Language, Literacy and Mathematics Scheme
University of Sydney (USYD)Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years97.30 (LSR Dec Round 2 2021 Entry)
97.60 (LSR Jan Round 1 2021 Entry)
None- E12 Entry Scheme Available.
- Recommended Studies: Mathematics Advanced plus one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
 
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TKAO

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Much like oral health, you are able to course switch into Curtin's radiography program if you are doing a degree at curtin. Once again, very limited seats (<10 available to courseswitchers) so be aware of that :)
 

dithya

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hey does anyone know the pros and cons of cardiac sonography and general sonpography. I need to make a decision soon and I am contemplating on which one I should do. Does general sonography have better salary? or are they both equally good?. I would be grateful if someone could help me out
 

2xq

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hey does anyone know the pros and cons of cardiac sonography and general sonpography. I need to make a decision soon and I am contemplating on which one I should do. Does general sonography have better salary? or are they both equally good?. I would be grateful if someone could help me out
In my opinion, you should choose the one that interests you the most. Do some research on what these entail and what you feel interested in learning. Another thing to point out. Salary shouldn't be your automatic go-to question for what you want to do in the future. What's the point of learning something that you will just loathe in the years ahead of you?

On another note, it is established in the industry that employers generally hire sonographers with a bachelor's degree (typically radiography or nursing degrees) already.
 
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TKAO

oowah!
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hey does anyone know the pros and cons of cardiac sonography and general sonpography. I need to make a decision soon and I am contemplating on which one I should do. Does general sonography have better salary? or are they both equally good?. I would be grateful if someone could help me out
I don't remember where I read this (whether it was here or on PagingDr) but I heard that it might be better for you to choose general then specialise later than specialise directly outright. This is because in private clinics where you might work, there usually isn't a large enough caseload to have a full time specialist radiographer, so having a general background and also the skills to do more specialised cases is better for employability.
 

dithya

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In my opinion, you should choose the one that interests you the most. Do some research on what these entail and what you feel interested in learning. Another thing to point out. Salary shouldn't be your automatic go-to question for what you want to do in the future. What's the point of learning something that you will just loathe in the years ahead of you?

On another note, it is established in the industry that employers generally hire sonographers with a bachelor's degree (typically radiography or nursing degrees) already.
Hey I am applying for an undergraduate degree as I just completed high school. There is not a lot of research out there. When I said salary, I meant does a general sonographer have better employability compared to cardiac Sonographers? Also if I were to do cardiac sonography and wanted to transfer into general sonography at the same uni. Is that possible and am I able to get credits?
 

dithya

Member
I don't remember where I read this (whether it was here or on PagingDr) but I heard that it might be better for you to choose general then specialise later than specialise directly outright. This is because in private clinics where you might work, there usually isn't a large enough caseload to have a full time specialist radiographer, so having a general background and also the skills to do more specialised cases is better for employability.
thank you for your input. I am just unsure as to which one I should put as a higher preference. Right now I have cardiac sonography as my higher preference. Am I able to transfer to general sonography in the same uni if I don't enjoy echocardiography and get credits?
 

2xq

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Hey I am applying for an undergraduate degree as I just completed high school. There is not a lot of research out there. When I said salary, I meant does a general sonographer have better employability compared to cardiac Sonographers? Also if I were to do cardiac sonography and wanted to transfer into general sonography at the same uni. Is that possible and am I able to get credits?
You probably could. Just make sure you check with Central Queensland University if you are able to do so.
Anyways, I'm going to link to another thread here. Please READ everything on the page I'm linking.
 

dotwingz

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Hey I am applying for an undergraduate degree as I just completed high school. There is not a lot of research out there. When I said salary, I meant does a general sonographer have better employability compared to cardiac Sonographers? Also if I were to do cardiac sonography and wanted to transfer into general sonography at the same uni. Is that possible and am I able to get credits?
Check the course list, there would be a good amount of overlap between programs.

That being said word of advice here is that there really isnt too much sonography work around, so most places will prefer a radiographer with a sonography qualification rather than just a sonographer... The thread 2xq linked is important to read.
 
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