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Bachelor of Medical Imaging
Bachelor of Medical Imaging

Bachelor of Medical Imaging

  • ID:AIC640122
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$23,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,800.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$600.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$23,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,800.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$600.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,500.00

* Texts, costs associated with clinical placement

Estimated Total/program:
$125,820.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • ​University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 2 or higher) which must include:
    • 14 credits at Level 3 in each of:
      • English or an approved literacy* subject
      • science or mathematics (preferably physics or mathematics)
      • one other subject from the list of approved subjects* (preference given to physics, biology, chemistry and mathematics) and
    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)

Or

  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Medical Imaging Pathway or equivalent

Or

  • If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.5

Other requirements

Alternative requirements

  • Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

    If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

    Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace

Additional requirements

  • In addition you need to:
    • ​Fill out and submit the Medical Imaging Additional Requirements document - found under Application Documents
    • provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via two referee report(s)
    • meet various Health Authority requirements in order to participate in the clinical components of the programme. Currently, MRSA clearance is required by most clinical practice areas.
    • provide a first aid certificate (Red Cross Comprehensive or St John First Aid Level 2) which is current at the time the programme starts.
    • Consent to Disclosure of Information. Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on their placement. The form will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of School. Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website
    • you may be required to attend an interview if you meet academic entry criteria.

Your referee reports and interview (if required) should provide evidence of attributes required for a successful career in medical imaging.

Course Information

Combine your interest in science and technology with the rewards of working with people in a health setting.

Using x-rays and other equipment to take images of people's injuries and possible diseases you will learn how to perform radiography and understand how CT scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography, contribute to patient diagnosis and treatment.

You will also develop the communication skills needed to deal with patients in a compassionate way.

To meet the demanding standards the profession requires, our degree combines clinical practice with theory to make your training more valuable and assist with the transition from trainee stage to becoming a qualified Medical Radiation Technologist.

You will be on clinical placement for approximately 60 weeks during your studies. We have a wide range of clinical sites in cities around New Zealand.

To get an insight into medical imaging careers prior to your application for this programme you can make a request to take part in a work shadowing experience in the radiology department at the hospital.

In our most recent graduate survey, 93.3% of 2016 Bachelor of Medical Imaging graduates were in employment (Ara Graduate Outcome Survey, 2016).

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This globally-recognised qualification enables you to register with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board to practice as a Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) in public or private hospitals and health care facilities in New Zealand.

After one year's work experience in New Zealand, graduates can work as a MRT in the United Kingdom and Australian health systems

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical insurance: NZD $600 per year

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