Bachelor of Medical Sonography / Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography

CQUniversity Australia

This course is a unique four-year combined bachelor degree and postgraduate diploma designed to develop clinical skills. It incorporates extensive clinical experience, allowing students to apply skills and knowledge to real-life situations. The course is taught in state-of-the-art, purpose-built environments using the latest digital technology and simulated learning clinics to ensure graduates are work ready. On completion, graduates are recognised as high-calibre practitioners and accredited sonographers, ready to perform all major types of ultrasound examinations.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. English language requirements apply.


25 units (192 credit points).

Subjects you can Study:

Medical sonography.

Study Pathways:

Exit awards: Bachelor of Health Science (Imaging); Diploma of Health Science.

Further information:

Some units have compulsory residential schools. Students must undertake 2000 hours of clinical placement. Some units within the course are only available to study online. Due to the number of clinical placements, entry numbers are limited. Recommended Study: Biology, English, Maths, Physics and Science. To find out more about CQUniversity's English language requirements visit


The Bachelor of Medical Sonography and Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography is accredited by the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR). Students must complete both parts of the program to gain accreditation. The external accreditation body Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry sets the maximum time that individuals may be on the ASAR Registry as a Student Sonographer. This has been set at five years from the date of initial entry onto the registry, meaning students must complete the program of study within five years of student registration date in order to qualify as an accredited Sonographer.

Related Careers:

Medical Imaging Technologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea 76 No Full time 4 years
CQUniversity Brisbane 76 No Full time 4 years
CQUniversity Sydney 76 No Full time 4 years
CQUniversity Melbourne 76 No Full time 4 years
CQUniversity Perth 76 No Full time 4 years

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