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Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology)

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radiography, medical imaging technology

Programme Overview


Medical Imaging (sometimes known as radiography or radiology) is the technique and process used to create images of the human body for clinical purposes or medical science. For anyone with a passion for technology, teamwork, variety and plenty of contact with people, Medical Imaging Technology offers a versatile, interesting and rewarding career.


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


“I enjoy the challenges that radiology offers. With the constant developing technology you always have to improve your knowledge.”

- Dalzell Hamilton, Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) Graduate, now works in the Radiology Department at Palmerston North Hospital. 


Career Opportunities 

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, marketing and sales application specialist. 


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. 


Programme Fact Sheet

Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) Fact Sheet​ ​​​​


Programme Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) - Level 7
Study Options / Duration Full-time , 3 years
Campuses Palmerston North
Fees Domestic $6,910.51 per yearInternational $18,577.40 per year


Palmerston North

19 January 2015 - 4 December 2015

19 January 2015 - 11 December 2015

26 January 2015 - 11 December 2015


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