Master of Advanced Imaging (MRI) (4767)

  • Approved Abbreviation: MAdvImaging (MRI)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4767
  • AQF Level: 9

Program Status: 

This program applies to students who commenced in 2020 or later.

The Master of Advanced Imaging (MRI) is available for students who would like to further their knowledge and skills in clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This course is offered part-time and is structured to cater for eligible Graduate Medical Practitioners, Medical Radiation Practitioners (MRP) and Allied Health and other Health Professionals including Dentists and Veterinary practitioners. The Master course provides in depth learning in MRI including basic physics as well as advanced clinical imaging techniques. Students will learn the skills to conduct an independent research project in MRI to address theoretical and/or practical issues and problems in relation to Advanced Imaging / MRI. There will be face-to-face or video-conferencing intensive workshops and interactions with specialists from different medical disciplines.

The course provides two weeks of clinical training in a WSU- endorsed MRI clinical site for each of the clinical units offered (ie: a total of ten weeks).

Those who choose to exit at the Graduate Certificate level will not be considered MR Practitioners. However, their knowledge would serve clinical and administrative management.

Those who choose to exit Graduate Diploma level will be considered Trainee MR Practitioners who are required to work under supervision for most examinations excluding Basic MR screening and standard procedures.

It is also to be noted that relevant professional accreditation bodies, might require additional 12 to 16 weeks clinical training post- graduation.

To become an MRI Practitioner the minimum requirement to be registered is as follows:
• the completion of a Masters Degree in MRI; and,
• a minimum of 10 weeks clinical placement during clinical MRI units; and,
• a minimum of 14 weeks placement in MRI, post completion of clinical units.

Early Exits

Students may exit this program on completion of 40 credit points with a 4769 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Imaging (MRI) or on completion of 80 credit points with a 4768 Graduate Diploma in Advanced Imaging (MRI)

Study Mode

3 years part-time

Program Advice

James Nol

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Part Time Online See above

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements for this program will be similar to the inherent requirements applicable to the Doctor of Medicine program 4758.

Inherent Requirements

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Clinical practice is essential to complement program objectives. It is expected that students will use workplace hours to meet the clinical practice requirements. However, if students do not currently work in the field, or are unable to organise their own clinical placement at an authorised accredited site, an optional work-based practical training unit located at Blacktown-Mount Druitt Hospital or other approved location has been developed.

Supervision requirements are by placement agreement, covering contact and learning requirements, including assessment. The Teaching team will check in with students during the course of their practicum.


Applicants must be a Registered medical practitioner, registered dentist, (with AHPRA) or Vet registered with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of NSW or equivalent;

or Registered Medical Radiation Practitioner (with AHPRA):

or must have completed an Undergraduate degree in medical science, engineering, or other health practitioner degrees.

This program requires students to have a strong academic background in maths and physics. Applicants may be requested to demonstrate their competency if this is not evident within their undergraduate studies.

Candidates may exit the program at the Graduate certificate level (40 Credit Points)

Candidates may exit the program at the Graduate Diploma level (80 Credit Points).

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).  Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Master of Advanced Imaging (MRI)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MEDI 7058 Multi-sectional and 3D Human Anatomy 10
MEDI 7059 Radiobiology 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
MEDI 7051 Evidence Based Imaging and Clinical Pathways 10
MEDI 7057 MRI Physics 10
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Imaging (MRI)  
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
MEDI 7049 Advanced MR Theory 10
MEDI 7055 MR Neurology - Head, Neck and Spinal Imaging 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
MEDI 7054 MR Musculoskeletal Imaging (MSK) 10
MEDI 7053 MR Body and Pelvis Imaging 10
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Imaging (MRI)  
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
MEDI 7056 MR Screening 10
MEDI 7052 MR Angiography and Cardiac 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
MEDI 7048 Advanced Imaging Research Project 20
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points120