Medical Ultrasound - M6005

Medical Ultrasound

Professional entry master degree

This course is designed for individuals wishing to become accredited Sonographers.

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 course 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.

The course resources are provided mainly on-line. The material is structured to guide the student through study material on a weekly schedule. Applicants will generally be graduates of a degree program in Radiography or equivalent.

Applicants holding degrees in related disciplines (such as Medicine, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine or other Health Sciences) are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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

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At a glance

Course Details

  • Off-campus: Part time
  • 3 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Master of Medical Ultrasound
Alternative exits
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor 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 with a pass (55%) average. The related degree must include the studies of "full-body" human anatomy and physiology. Applicants must also have passed physics at Year 12 or at tertiary level or complete an equivalent physics bridging course.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

To be eligible to complete the applied ultrasound practice units (from second semester onwards), students must be actively engaged in supervised ultrasound clinical training in the workplace for at least three days a week (or equivalent). It is the student’s responsibility to secure their own clinical training placement. Please note; competition for limited clinical training placements is very high. Applicants from a non-imaging background are strongly advised to secure their clinical placement before undertaking this program. The university does not accept any responsibility for finding clinical placements.

Inherent requirements

To complete your degree, you will need to demonstrate that you have the abilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve specific core learning outcomes, these are called inherent requirements.

Find out more about inherent requirements for this course.

Alternative qualifications

You may be eligible to exit your course early and apply to graduate with one of the following qualifications, provided you have satisfied the requirements for the qualification during your enrolment in the Masters course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Medical Ultrasound after successful completion of 24 credit points of study (1-year part-time study), with a minimum of 24 credit points at level 4 or above.
  • Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound after successful completion of 48 credit points of study (2-years part-time study) including all of Parts A and B.

If you decide to graduate early, you will need to discontinue from the Masters course. You may be eligible to receive credit for the units you have completed if you re-apply and are re-admitted to this course or apply for another graduate degree at Monash University.

The course is structured in three parts, Part A. Ultrasound Foundation Studies, Part B. Applied Ultrasound Practice and Part C. Ultrasound Research.

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Note: CSP places are subject to availability and eligibility at point of application.

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6005


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6005


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

To calculate an approximate per annum fee for this course, please multiply the amount listed by 0.5.


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$31,700

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Fee information specific to this course

Domestic students in this course may apply for Austudy payments from Centrelink / the Department of Human Services. See the Austudy site for detailsAdditional eligibility criteria apply.

A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available to eligible applicants. The CSP rates published in this guide are indicative and can vary depending on unit enrolment.


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 costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.