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Master of Medical Sonography

MMedSono(Curtin) - MC-MEDSON Science and Engineering
Location Bentley
Study method Part-time
Online - find out more
Study mode Online
Intake February or July

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Duration 3 years part-time

Medical ultrasound is a rapidly developing field that offers strong and varied employment opportunities within Australia and in many international locations.

Curtin’s Master of Medical Sonography is Western Australia’s only postgraduate qualification in ultrasound. You will learn how to use high definition ultrasound imaging equipment and develop the knowledge, interpersonal skills, evidence-based research proficiency and real-world expertise that can help you succeed in the modern medical sonography workplace.

This course is offered part-time, completely off-campus. It has strong links with industry and is professionally recognised by the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR).

After two years of part-time study, you may choose to graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Medical Sonography. To receive the Master of Medical Sonography you will complete a research project in your final year. 

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

You will need a recognised bachelor degree in medical imaging science or a related area from a recognised tertiary institution. Applications from other relevant health science professionals will be reviewed on an individual basis. You will need to demonstrate evidence of tertiary-level human biology and psychology studies and provide referees for patient-based clinical experience.

A supplementary application form is also required.

Credit for recognised learning may be granted for specific units from the Diploma of Medical Ultrasonography (Part 1 and Part 2) from the Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine, and from the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Sonography (ASAR accredited).

Please note: this course is not available to international onshore students.


Five units require you to be employed and participating in clinical ultrasound examinations at least three days per week. The majority of students enrol on a part-time basis due to the clinical requirements of this course.

Entry to the course is offered in both first and second semester, however only a limited selection of units is available to students entering in semester two.

The medical sonography program requires students to be employed at a site where they can gain a minimum of 3 days ultrasound experience/week. It is the individual students responsibility to find the employment necessary to complete this requirement. This is not a requirement for entry into the course but it is a requirement to complete the course.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
2017 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $13,300*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Special recognition has been confirmed for graduates of the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine. For specific details, please refer to the handbook entry for this course.

CRL will also be granted to graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Sonography.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

A sonographer conducts dynamic diagnostic examinations with the use of high definition ultrasound imaging equipment covering a wide range of clinical areas. These include obstetrics and gynaecology, abdominal, vascular, musculo-skeletal, paediatrics, breast and the superficial glands.

More information about Medical Sonography

This course is only available to international students studying outside of Australia.