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Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology)

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radiography, medical imaging technology

Programme Overview


Medical Imaging Technologists are among New Zealand’s most highly-respected and sought-after professionals.


At UCOL, our practical hands-on approach combining laboratory and classroom teaching with clinical learning will ensure you get every opportunity to apply the necessary skills, knowledge and techniques to grow in experience.


If you are adaptable, enquiring and compassionate, you will be well suited to this degree. The excitement of applying new medical technology is complemented by the satisfaction of offering personal attention and care to patients and contributing to effective diagnosis and intervention.


Community-based and industry focused, UCOL’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) sets the path for a professional career offering exceptional variety.


UCOL Medical Imaging graduates enjoy an excellent reputation both here and overseas.


Career Opportunities

Public hospitals, private practice, you could specialise in: general radiography, mobile and theatre radiography, computed tomography, digital angiography, mammography (breast screening), forensic radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, veterinary radiography, clinical teaching research


Orientation Week at Clinical Centre

For your three-day hospital orientation at your allocated clinical centre please wear the following:

  • Enclosed-toe, comfortable shoes (you’ll be on your feet all day)

  • Dark trousers/skirt (preferably navy blue or black)

  • White dress shirt (short or long sleeved)


All clothing and footwear must be clean and tidy at all times. Long hair must be tied up, and sleepers or studs may only be worn in the ears.



Vulnerable Children Act requirements:

Please be advised that after enrolment into this programme UCOL is required to undertake a safety check of all students to ensure UCOL meet the legislative requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act, 2014.


UCOL will do this on behalf of Hospitals, District Health Boards and radiography providers which host UCOL student placements. The safety check involves confirming your work history, verifying your suitability to work with children with a trusted referee, and completing New Zealand Police vetting.

If you have any questions about this process please contact us on 0800 GO UCOL or


Programme Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) - Level 7
Study Options / Duration Full-time , 3 years
Campuses Palmerston North
​Domestic fees: $7,100 


Palmerston North

Year 1 
1 February 2016 - 9 December 2016

Year 2
25 January 2016 - 2 December 2016

Year 3
18 January 2016 - 2 December 2016




Palmerston North

MIT 2015 Timetable


Download the 2016 MIT Timetable.pdf


Allow 16 - 20 hours in class and an additional 20 hours lecturer-directed learning each.


Other Programme Costs
UCOL has an Admission and Conversation process to make sure you are studying at a level you are prepared for. The aim is to help you find the right level of study and educational pathway for you to succeed at UCOL. For more information please download and read the UCOL Admission Guide.

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