MR233 - Master of Applied Science (Health & Medical Physics)

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Plan: MR233 - Master of Applied Science
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Entrance requirements

Program details

Award title: Master of Applied Science
Award abbreviation: MAppSci
Career: RSCH
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Location: RMIT City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 010301
CRICOS code: 079700G

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Purpose of the Program

This Master of Applied Science degree develops advanced research principles and methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in applied physics. Upon graduation with a Master of Applied Science degree from RMIT University you will have developed:

  • high level skills in research processes,
  • the ability to solve complex problems and provide high-level, strategic and research-based advice in a variety of settings.
  • the ability to analyse and synthesise knowledge related to a specialist discipline, and
  • high level communication skills.

This program provides appropriate research training for physicists involved with radiotherapy, diagnostic medical imaging procedures and health physics.

The program consists of approximately two-thirds research project and one-third coursework. The research project will be in an area of medical or health physics, and will be examined by thesis. The coursework is vocationally relevant to radiotherapy, diagnostic imaging, radiation protection and health physics, and is available in online mode for candidates who are employed full-time in a related professional setting.

The program is accredited by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) as an approved postgraduate qualification forming a compulsory component of the requirements to become a certified medical physicist.

Upon graduating with a Master of Applied Science (Medical and Health Physics) from RMIT University in the School of Science, you will be able to work in radiation oncology and diagnostic imaging facilities in hospitals, the radiation protection and health physics industries, and in radiation health related regulatory organisations.

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Entrance requirements

Applicants for masters by research programs must have completed one of the following from a recognised higher education institution:

  • a four year bachelor degree with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year;


  • another recognised award deemed to be equivalent in character and standard to a four year undergraduate degree, with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year.

Alternatively applicants may provide evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and experience that satisfies the Dean of the School of Graduate Research or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents webpage.

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS (academic module) overall score 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents webpage (unresolved).

Selection Tasks

These entrance requirements are the minimum academic standard you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for the program. You will need to complete a selection task as part of your application. For further information on the steps you need to take to apply for a research program see the How to apply – Research programs webpage.

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