Course Description

Sharpen your skills and be part of the highly scientific and technical field of medical physics. The Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics provides specialist postgraduate training in the application of radiation physics, dosimetry, imaging and radiobiology to cancer diagnosis and treatment, and to radiation detection and protection.

The one-year Graduate Diploma course is designed to meet the growing global demand for graduate physical scientists with the specialised knowledge, skills and expertise to work within a clinical setting in the highly scientific and technical environment of medical physics.

It offers you a wide variety of subjects in radiation physics, nuclear physics, radiation dosimetry, anatomy and biology, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy physics, medical imaging physics, image processing, radiation biology, health physics and research methodology.

This program is offered through the School of Physics, which will give you access to world-class teaching and research facilities. As a student of this program you will benefit from highly experienced teaching and research staff in this discipline area through the Institute of Medical Physics and affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes.

After completing the Graduate Diploma, you may choose to transfer to the Master of Medical Physics, which is the entry level qualification that medical physicists have as clinical physical scientists.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $10,958 total course cost.
International Students: $46,500 per year full-time


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 63.3% (national average 72.8%)
Improved skills: 67.8% (national average 79.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 75.6% (national average 82.9%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 75.8% (national average 77.2%)
Studying full time: 25.3% (national average 14.9%)
Median full time salary: $88,300 (national average $80,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 050098D
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GNMEDPHY1000

Entry Requirements