Applied Science (Health and Medical Physics)

RMIT University

24 months
33600 AUD/year
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Use your advanced research skills to contribute to new developments in radiotherapy, diagnostic medical procedures and health physics with this Master of Applied Science (Health and Medical Physics) from RMIT University.


This Master of Applied Science (Health and Medical Physics) from RMIT University is assessed by both a research project and the completion of five courses.

The research project is in medical or health physics, and is examined by thesis.

The coursework is vocationally relevant to radiotherapy, diagnostic imaging, radiation protection and health physics, and is available in online mode.

You will complete Research Methods for Sciences in your first semester. Four other courses will be undertaken in subsequent semesters.


A masters degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organisations.

Graduates of this program are now employed by organisations including:

  • Alfred Health Radiation Oncology
  • Austin Health Radiology
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre


The program is accredited by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) as an approved postgraduate qualification forming a compulsory component of the requirements to become a certified medical physicist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods for Sciences
  • Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection
  • Radiotherapy Physics and Modelling
  • Human Structure and Function
  • Medical Imaging Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Start date: Continuous 

Scholarship deadlines

  • International - 29 February
  • Domestic - 30 April




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.
  • CRICOS number: 079700G

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33600 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • If you are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen you may be eligible for a Research Training Scheme (RTS) place where your tuition costs are funded by the Commonwealth Government under the RTS and you have full exemption from tuition fees.



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