36 months
17500 AUD/year
15250 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Medical Ultrasound program at Monash University is designed for individuals wishing to become accredited Sonographers.   

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Students can exit the course after 48 credit points (minimum 2 years of part-time study) with a Graduate Diploma in Ultrasound which meets the qualification requirement for accreditation as a Sonographer in Australia.

The final year of the  Medical Ultrasound program at Monash University  focuses on developing research skills via an ultrasound research project. Following completion of the two foundation units (SON4000 and SON4010) students must be engaged in supervised clinical ultrasound training practice for a minimum of 3 days/week (or equivalent). It is the student's responsibility to secure their own clinical training placement.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a mastery of ultrasound knowledge and be able to reflect critically on ultrasound theory, practice and scholarship
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the scientific concepts and principles underpinning ultrasound practice including optimisation of equipment, quality assurance and biological consequences
  • investigate, analyse, synthesise and reflect on complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply this knowledge and understanding to ultrasound practice
  • assume the role of a qualified/accredited medical sonographer, capable of independent and collaborative clinical decision making to perform the appropriate ultrasound procedures to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury
  • demonstrate and apply a knowledge of research principles, evidence based, reflective and ethical ultrasound practice, as well as lifelong learning skills
  • communicate their knowledge, findings and rationale underpinning these to the professional and lay community clearly, ethically and unambiguously.


The Master and Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound are both accredited by the Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics of medical ultrasound and instrumentation
  • Embryology, anatomy and pathophysiology
  • Sonographic professional skills and sonography of the breast and thyroid
  • Sonographic abdominal imaging 
  • Sonographic imaging of the reproductive system 
  • Obstetric sonography
  • Musculoskeletal, neonatal and paediatric sonography
  • Sonographic vascular and postoperative imaging

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International students can apply for a place anytime throughout the year.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


72 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS provider 00008C 

  • An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in radiography and medical imaging with a pass (55%) average.
  • An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related science or health sciences* (or equivalent bridging course#) with a pass (55%) average
  • All applicants must also have passed Year 12 level Physics or equivalent bridging course*.
  • and you must also have passed either
  • year 12 level Physics or
  • an equivalent bridging course 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    15250 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15250 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Fees for domestic students: Commonwealth supported place (CSP)


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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