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Medical Imaging

Medical imaging is an essential part of modern health care. Medical Imaging Technologists take X-rays, mammograms, ultrasounds, and computed tomography images to help diagnose patients' injuries and diseases. Study medical imaging and you could find yourself highly sought after, both in Aotearoa and overseas.

Explore your options

Unitec’s medical imaging undergraduate programme provides you with the theoretical and clinical knowledge to work as a registered medical imaging technologist (MIT). You'll also get an introduction to more advanced imaging systems such as ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 

You'll get extensive experience in our simulation lab at Waitākere Hospital, plus block periods of time working in a radiology/x-ray department. This means lots of hands-on experience, which ensures that you graduate work-ready as a Medical Imaging Technologist with a sound understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and physics.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) 3 Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available Entry into further study at certificate or diploma level. February or July
Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging) 7 Full-time for three years Medical imaging technologist (requires registration with MRTB) July

Industry connections

Industry accreditation

The Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging) is accredited by the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board.

Industry opportunities

At Unitec, we think the best way to learn is a mixture of thinking and doing. You'll spend block periods of time working in a radiology/x-ray department as well as developing your medical knowledge so you can easily transition to the workplace. Our staff will help you find suitable clinical placements, which may be in Auckland, as well as other regional centres throughout New Zealand.