Master of Medical Ultrasound

Duration1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Next start termHyperflexible Annual Term, 2025
Study modeOnline
Course codeCM53
First-year fee
$16,836 (Indicative) (FFP)
Instructor guiding student using a Sonography Machine


For those with a Graduate Diploma in Medical Sonography or equivalent, with two years of clinical experience, this course provides the specialist theoretical knowledge in advanced clinical practice and foundational skills to undertake medical science research. 

From advanced musculoskeletal sonography, advanced fetal echocardiography to advanced communication, clinical education and more, you will learn from skilled Medical Ultrasound experts at the pace you prefer. This course is hyperflexible providing you with the choice of how and when you study. 

Upon graduation, you will have enhanced your expertise in medical ultrasound and broadened your career opportunities in the public and private health sectors. 

The Master of Medical Ultrasound course provides the opportunity for qualified medical sonographers with a Graduate Diploma level qualification and two years clinical experience as a qualified sonographer to undertake professional development and theoretical learning.

This coursework Master is a top-up qualification from the Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography (or equivalent). It enables you to broaden your knowledge in areas of advanced clinical sonographic practice and research. This includes advanced clinical practice knowledge in a range of specialised areas plus, a unit dedicated to foundation skills and knowledge for medical science research.

Theoretical content will be provided by flexible online learning.

Career Opportunities

In the Master of Medical Ultrasound, students will undertake units in advanced practice in disciplines of their choice. This will see graduates enhancing their career advancement opportunities as specialists in their chosen area and being highly employable in their field of expertise across both the private and public sectors.

Structure & Availability

You must complete the compulsory core unit MEDS29007 Medical Science Research Project (12 credit points).

You must also complete three units from the below list to total 36 credit points.

  • MEDS29003 Upper Body Advanced Musculoskeletal Sonography (12 credit points)
  • MEDS29004 Lower Body Advanced Musculoskeletal Sonography (12 credit points)
  • MEDS29002 Advanced Fetal Echocardiography (12 credit points)
  • MEDS29005 Advanced Vascular Sonography (12 credit points)
  • MEDS29001 Advanced Obstetric and Paediatric Sonography (12 credit points)
  • MEDS29006 Advanced Communication and Clinical Education (12 credit points)

Online Availability

Hyperflexible Annual Term, 2024Available Online
Hyperflexible Annual Term, 2025Available Online

When you study this course via our flexible online Be Different learning platform, not only will you study high-quality course content delivered by our supportive Medical Ultrasound educators, but you also get to set the pace. You are not bound by our traditional term dates, such as Term 1 (March) or Term 2 (July) and you can submit your assessments at any time over the duration of the course.

The course is open for applications all year round so you can start your studies anytime. Once enrolled, you will have access to all of the unit material to work through in any order you choose.


Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.


To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements. 

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Indicative First-Year Fee

Indicative first-year FFP place

The Indicative First-Year Fee for a Full Fee Paying (FFP) Place is the approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one full-time academic year (this is usually eight units studied over two terms). Your actual fees may vary depending on the units you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees. 

Learn more about paying for university or view the FEE-HELP information booklet on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.

There may be additional costs as part of your studies, such as technology expenses. Learn more about other study costs.

How to apply

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