Radiation Sciences - M2017

Whether you’re passionate about working directly with patients, or want to improve healthcare through data and technology, studying radiation sciences allows you to play an important role in shaping the future health landscape.

Through our Bachelor of Radiation Sciences, you’ll develop scientific and technical expertise, alongside an understanding of medical radiation science, the Australian health system and fundamentals of patient care.

With opportunities to immerse yourself in the latest technology, you’ll participate in 3D treatment simulations and learn how to use radiation therapy planning and medical imaging software. Within this course, you’ll have the choice of two specialisations: radiation sciences or informatics.

Career opportunities

As a Bachelor of Radiation Sciences graduate, you can explore a range of exciting career opportunities where you’ll make a difference in health. These could include careers in cancer services, research, public health and health administration, informatics and health data. If you complete the radiation sciences specialisation, you can go onto graduate studies to become a qualified radiation therapist or sonographer.

Further study

On completion of the radiation sciences specialisation, you may be eligible for direct entry into our Master of Radiation Therapy program and can qualify as a registered radiation therapist in just 18 months.

Depending on your choice of specialisation, you can also pursue further graduate studies in medical ultrasound, public health, biotechnology, programming or databases.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time

International students may only undertake the Informatics stream

This course is primarily at Clayton

  • 3 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Course Handbook

In the Bachelor of Radiation Sciences you will:

  • Understand the science behind medical radiation physics, image processing and radiation treatments.
  • Discover different medical imaging technologies and get hands-on practice in our radiography and ultrasound labs on campus.
  • Learn how to collect, organise, interpret and report health data, and explore how new data analytics and artificial intelligence can transform our healthcare system.

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.


Equivalent Australian Year 12

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Additional information

Applicants must be 18 years of age by the start of the second year of the course to meet the mandatory requirements for clinical placements. Underage applicants who can not meet this requirement are not eligible for an offer. Please refer to the mandatory compliance web page for additional information.

Police check

You must have a current Police Check regarding your suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty's Police check website.

Working with Children check

You must have a current Working with Children Check regarding your suitability to undertake placements.. Refer to the faculty's Working with Children Checks website.

Immunisation and infection requirements

In accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations, this course requires that students comply with the faculty's Immunisation and vaccination policy and procedures. These are designed to provide maximum protection against the increased risk of some vaccine preventable diseases for students, patients and workers in a health care setting.

This policy, and the associated procedures require that students have certain specified vaccinations, and have their blood borne virus status determined, before they commence a clinical placement. Students who have not complied with this policy may not be able to undertake clinical placement, with the attendant academic consequences.

The course develops through four themes of: personal and professional development; population, communities, health and illness; the scientific basis of health care; and applied practice.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.