Master of Medical Sonography - Cardiac

University of South Australia

The Master of Medical Sonography (Cardiac) is for medical radiation or other allied health professionals who want to broaden their career prospects. In just three years of part-time study students extend their knowledge, practical skills and understanding of medical sonography, with the opportunity to learn advanced clinical skills, or pursue research. With practical learning a major focus, students embark on 2,000 cardiac ultrasound cases and associated clinical placements. The degree is offered online, with attendance at an on-campus final clinical assessment and is studied part-time, over a minimum of three years. This qualification may also suit qualified sonographers seeking to upskill in an area of interest.

Entry Requirements:

Hold a relevant allied health or health science degree completed at a bachelor's degree level or higher from a recognised higher education institution, and have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 (credit average) or international equivalent; OR hold a recognised Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Sonography or equivalent qualification and have a minimum GPA of 5 (credit average) or international equivalent; OR be an Accredited Cardiac Sonographer with 5 years accredited experience; OR be an Accredited Cardiac Sonographer with 2 years accredited experience where accreditation was awarded following completion of a recognised degree. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


54 units of study; satisfactory completion of 2000 clinical examinations of cardiac ultrasound across various pathologies

Subjects you can Study:

Medical Sonography; Cardiac Sonography

Study Pathways:

Students can use this qualification as a pathway to further learning, including Masters by Research and Doctor of Philosophy.

Further information:

Applicants are responsible for organising their own training position in an ultrasound department in order to acquire the scanning experience. There is a separate program for Australian citizens residing overseas not planning to reside in Australia for at least one course; or New Zealand citizens, or Australian permanent residents, not based in Australia for the entire duration of their studies.


This program enables graduates to apply for full professional accreditation from the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) under the Cardiac Sonography category. Evidence of scanning experience in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting is required for such accreditation.

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City East No info Yes Online 1.5 years
The University of South Australia (UniSA) is the largest university in South Australia with over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on four urban and two regional campuses. As a prominent provider of international education in the state, the university has close working links with industry, the professions, business and government and offers more professional education programs than any university in South Australia. More than 140 undergraduate and 200 coursework and research postgraduate programs in fields including law, education, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation, human movement, commerce, business, management, computer and information science, engineering, construction management, urban and regional planning, visual arts, psychology, civil aviation, journalism, and more are offered. An integral part of a UniSA student's study program includes work in clinical and field placements, assisting with industry-based projects, and working alongside people from industry and the professions.

The Graduate Careers' Council of Australia's annual survey has consistently shown UniSA graduates recording the highest success rate in the State for employment after graduation.

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