Master of Medical Radiation Physics (MMedRadPhys)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Master of Medical Radiation Physics provides students that have a minimal physics background with the advanced theoretical knowledge and technical expertise knowledge required to work in medical radiation physics. Students will develop their background in condensed matter physics, experimental physics, optics and photonics, modelling, Fourier techniques and applications, and nuclear and radiation physics while having the opportunity to complete the coursework required by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) for accreditation. Students will also complete a major research project in medical physics.

The Master of Medical Radiation Physics is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard duration of 2 years.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate mastery of theoretical and practical aspects of physics, and its application to the professional practice of medical physics.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work in a medical or clinical context..
  3. Collect, analyse, critically evaluate and synthesise quantitative/qualitative data relating to physics and medical physics.
  4. Communicate effectively in a variety of modes, to diverse audiences, for a range of purposes as appropriate for a professional medical physicist.
  5. Design, execute and report the outcomes of an independent research project in medical radiation physics.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Master of Medical Radiation Physics

There shall be a Master of Medical Radiation Physics.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Master of Medical Radiation Physics, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

1. Core courses to the value of 30 units
2. Electives to the value of 6 units
3. Research Project to the value of 12 units

Core Courses