Bachelor of Echocardiography and Cardiac Physiology/Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography
CQUniversity - Brisbane

Course outline

Enjoy the opportunity to join a niche medical profession with no prior degree in health sciences. This course is the first Australian course allowing undergraduate entry to this growing field within diagnostic medical imaging. Graduates will be able to apply knowledge of cardiac physiology, measurement science and practical echocardiographic scanning skills in the diagnostic setting. This is a high demand course and places are limited. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Echocardiography and Cardiac Physiology/Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography.

Other requirements

Students must meet specific pre-clinical health, safety, security and licensing requirements prior to each placement, and must disclose any condition that may put themselves or the public at significant risk while on placement. Students undertake a total of over 2000 hours of full-time clinical study. Student learning is supported by clinical supervisors on-site and CQUniversity academics. Clinical facilities can often only host one student at a time so the placement locations are spread over a large geographical area. As a result prospective students are advised that they should prepare personally and financially to relocate for some or all of their placement. For full course requirements, visit courses at CQUniversity.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Fixed closing date

QTAC applications for this program close 9 December 2022.

Recommended study
English (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); Physics or Biology (Units 3 & 4, C).
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Career opportunities

This course prepares graduates to practise as an Echocardiographer in public and private hospitals and community health care services.

Course Code
Start Date
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CSP/$8016 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time