UCOL's Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) comprises 360 credits. It is a full-time, three year programme.
Applicants who meet the entry requirements, or who plan to meet the entry requirements, are required to attend an interview and complete an observation day at a UCOL supported practicum centre. Selection will be based on the result of the interview and the observation day. Early applications are encouraged as the interview process commences on 1 October.
English Proficiency Entry Requirements
To ensure safety within the clinical environment, applicants must demonstrate good written and oral communication skills during the selection process. It is recommended that all applicants whose first language is not English have a level of English at least IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent.
Because students with little or no Physics and/or Calculus have lower chances of succeeding in this programme, it is strongly recommended that, to improve their chances of success, such students complete the
Certificate in Science and Health prior to enrolling in this programme.
Prior to registration with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB), all graduates are required to provide a New Zealand Justice department issued record of criminal convictions. Applicants are advised that any health issues or criminal convictions may preclude them from successful registration with the Medical Radiation Technologists' Board as per the Health Practitioners' Competency Assurance Act (HPCA Act, 2003).
UCOL will undertake a safety check of all students prior to enrolment to ensure UCOL meets 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 the student's work history, verifying their suitability to work with children with a trusted referee, and completing New Zealand Police vetting.
This programme has a significant practicum component of 2400 hours, split across three years of the degree - 600 hours in each of the first two years and 1200 hours in the third year.
The practicums are conducted in the following hospitals:
- Fulford Radiology (Taranaki Base Hospital)
- Gisborne Hospital
- Hastings Hospital
- Hutt Hospital
- Masterton Hospital
- Middlemore Hospital
- Pacific Radiology
- Palmerston North Hospital
- Rotorua Hospital
- Tauranga Hospital
- Waikato Hospital
- Wanganui Hospital
- Wellington Hospital.
Students may gain experience at more than one clinical department.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the
Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met. Students who can provide evidence of a current first aid qualification will be given a credit transfer for the relevant unit standard(s).