18 months
31900 AUD/year
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Join this Medical Sonography degree from the University of South Australia and broaden your career opportunities by extending your knowledge, practical skills and understanding of ultrasound imaging health trends.


In three years of part-time study, you can attain a master's degree in medical sonography, with the opportunity to learn advanced clinical skills, or pursue research.

General Sonographers require highly developed technical skills with a strong understanding of physics, anatomy and pathology for the examination of body parts such as internal organs, blood vessels, musculoskeletal systems, reproductive organs and pregnancies.

Your career after the Medical Sonography degree from the University of South Australia

There’s a current shortage of specialised sonographers in Australia and New Zealand.1  Sonographers require highly developed technical and interpersonal skills. As a graduate, you can find work as an accredited Medical Sonographer in metro, rural and remote locations across:
  • Hospitals
  • Private practices
  • Tertiary education providers.
  • Medical Sonographers perform a broad range of tasks and duties, including:
Explaining procedures to patients, answering questions and ensuring patient welfare throughout the exam.
  • Examining referrals from, and writing reports for, Doctors.
  • Operating equipment to ensure the interior images are clear.
  • Positioning patients, equipment and screens for maximum exposure and clarity.
  • Selecting the images needed for diagnostic purposes.1Parliament of Australia, Diagnostic imaging workforce

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
  • Professional Issues for Sonographers
  • Abdominal Sonography
  • Superficial Parts Sonography 
  • Obstetric and Gynecologic Sonography
  • Vascular Sonography
  • Musculoskeletal Sonography
  • Clinical Sonography Portfolio 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • There is no closing date for submitting your application


36 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Provider no 00121B : This program is not available to students wishing to study in Australia on a student visa
  • Professional Practice
  • Current registration as a General Sonographer with the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (or overseas equivalent, where accreditation was awarded following completion of a recognised degree)
  • OR
  • Higher Education Study
  • Complete a letter of support confirming a training position within a General ultrasound department that will be supervised by an accredited medical sonographer who is registered with ASAR (Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry); AND EITHER
  • A Bachelor Degree or higher in an approved Field of Education (FOE), and completion of the prerequisite courses at a Bachelor level or higher within the last 10 years (or prior completion with evidence of clinical application of prerequisite knowledge); OR
  • A Graduate Certificate in Medical Sonography Principles and Theory (General);

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31900 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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