Programme Overview

BSc (Hons)
Singapore Institute of Technology
4 years
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2024
Next intake
Campus location

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Diagnostic Radiography is a four-year, direct honours programme that prepares graduates for the role of a professional radiographer. It is the only diagnostic radiography programme among autonomous universities in Singapore.

The curriculum is developed in close consultation with the radiography industry to ensure relevance and graduates’ employability. The programme is accredited by the Allied Health Professions Council, thus enabling graduates to practise as registered professional radiographers in Singapore.

Diagnostic radiography involves the use of sophisticated equipment and techniques to produce medical images of the human body. These images are typically used to diagnose or treat illness or injury. Diagnostic radiographers are integral to healthcare teams. They use their professional training to deliver a sensitive and patient-centred healthcare service. The equipment that radiographers use includes X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Other more specialised settings in which radiographers may work in include fluoroscopy, mammography, nuclear medicine, bone mineral densitometry and interventional radiology. Besides caring for patients, radiographers are also actively involved in other areas of healthcare such as research, education and administration.

Do note that the healthcare staff guidelines and requirements that apply to healthcare institutions also apply to Health Sciences students. Non-compliance with these guidelines may affect your ability in meeting course requirements, graduating, obtaining registration or employment, and fulfilling bond obligations. It is crucial to adhere to these guidelines to ensure successful completion of your studies and future professional opportunities in the healthcare field.

The SIT Diagnostic Radiography program focuses on applied learning and provides high-quality, practice-oriented education in the following areas:

  • Health and behavioural sciences. Broad-based knowledge in health and behavioural sciences, including anatomy, physiology, patient care and safety, psychology, health systems, professionalism, interprofessional education, and change management.

  • Radiological science and technology. Professional knowledge in radiological science and technology, including radiation physics, radiobiology, radiation protection, radiological anatomy, radiological informatics, medical imaging technology and processing.

  • Radiography practice. Professional knowledge in different areas of radiography practice, including general radiography, fluoroscopy, angiography, CT, MRI, ultrasound, breast imaging, nuclear and hybrid imaging. This component also includes an undergraduate honours thesis that emphasises scientific enquiry and evidence-informed radiography practice.

Clinical Practice Education

All Diagnostic Radiography students need to undergo around 1200 hours of clinical practice education (CPE) across various clinical settings. Such clinical placements prepare students for the real-world clinical practice and to use various therapeutic modalities under supervision. Therefore, students get to apply theoretical and clinical knowledge and build up their confidence in clinical skills. Students need to pass all clinical placements to graduate from the programme and to be registered under the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC).

Career Conversion Programme

(formerly known as Professional Conversion Programme)

The Career Conversion Programme (CCP) helps and supports mid-career Singaporeans in acquiring relevant training to be Diagnostic Radiographers. CCP applicants must apply to both SIT as well as WSG during the application period in order to be considered.

CCP Degree Programme CANDIDATURE Tuition Fees
Diagnostic Radiographers BSc Diagnostic Radiography Full Time – 4 years Subsidised fees for Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Students are located in Tuition Fees

For more information on CCP eligibility, process and funding, please visit WSG CCP for Allied Health Professionals.

Career Options

Suitably qualified radiographers are in high demand in Singapore. Graduates can be employed as diagnostic radiographers in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Public and Private Hospitals
  • Private Clinics
  • Medical Centres

Programme Structure (AY2024/25)*

  1. Core Modules
    (219 Credits)
  2. Elective Modules
    (6 Credits)
  3. University Modules
    (15 Credits)
Module TitleCredits
Anatomy and Physiology 16
Health Systems - Singapore's Perspectives6
Psychological and Sociological Perspectives for Health Sciences6
Patient Management in Healthcare6
Anatomy and Physiology 26
Principles of Medical Radiation Science12
Healthcare and Radiological Informatics6
General Radiographic Practice 112
Radiobiology and Radiation Protection6
General Radiographic Practice 212
Health Research Methods6
Radiological and Cross-Sectional Anatomy6
Radiographic Practice in Specialised Settings12
CT and MRI12
Pathophysiology and Pharmacology6
Professionalism, Ethics and the Law6
Honours Thesis Proposal2
Fluoroscopic and Angiographic Practice12
Nuclear Medicine and Hybrid Imaging6
Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging6
Image Interpretation12
Global Health3
Clinical Practice Education 16
Clinical Practice Education 212
Clinical Practice Education 36
Clinical Practice Education 46
Honours Thesis16

* The programme structure is subject to change without prior notice. SIT regularly reviews its curriculum to ensure that it remains industry-relevant and prepares our students for the evolving needs of industry.

Eligibility and Exemption

SIT selects candidates for this programme using an aptitude-based approach that considers passion and suitability for the profession, academic achievement and co-curricular involvement. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), scheduled between 1 April 2024 to 19 April 2024. Please refer to the MMI schedule here. The MMI consists of different stations which assess various important skills and attributes, such as communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork, which are crucial for success in the undergraduate Allied Health programmes at SIT.

Listed below are the relevant admission criteria:

    Obtained a good pass in two of the following H2 subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, and also offered General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry in the same sitting while satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.



    • Diplomas that are not listed may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • Module exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Obtained a good pass in two of the following HL subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics; while satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.


    NUS High School Diploma Prerequisites
    Obtained a good pass in two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

    Other equivalent Year 12 qualifications are considered on a case-by-case basis.


    Mandatory English Requirement
    Applicants to the Allied Health Programmes are required to fulfil ONE of the following English requirements by application closing:


    English Subject

    Minimum Grade Required

    GCE O Level

    English as First Language


    IELTS (Academic Module)


    6.0 for all components (Listening, Reading, Writing AND Speaking)

    TOEFL TOEFL At least 60 marks for internet-based test
    OET OET Grade B and above

    Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)

    English Modules


    GCE A Level

    General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry


    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    SL ‘English A: Language & Literature’ OR

    SL ‘Literature & Performance’


    NUS High School Diploma

    EL4101 or higher (EL5101, 6103) modules


    The Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) mandates the minimum English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for the Allied Health programmes to enable our graduates to practise in the respective Allied Health professions.

    Applicants who hold a first degree from Singapore, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States of America will be deemed to have fulfilled the stipulated English Language requirement for the programme.

    Please refer to the Mandatory Medical Clearance for additional requirements.

    Degree Conversion

    Applicants with a Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography from Nanyang Polytechnic accepted in the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography programme will be offered a degree conversion route after matriculation. 
    The final intake of the degree conversion route will be in Academic Year 2026. 

    Fees and Finances

      Subsidised fees per credit
      Total credit
      Tuition fees: $37,200.00 for SG Citizens / $149,243.00 Non-subsidised fees.
      Subsidised fees per credit
      Total credit
      Tuition fees: $70,800.00 for Permanent Resident / $149,243.00 Non-subsidised fees.
      Subsidised fees per credit
      Total credit
      Tuition fees: $98,100.00 for International Student / $149,243.00 Non-subsidised fees.

      Industry Advisory Committee

      The members of the Industry Advisory Committee for this programme are:

      Ms Susan Niam
      Chief Allied Health Officer, Office of the Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health
      Dr Effie Chew
      Senior Consultant, Division of Neurology, National University Health System
      Mr Anjan Kumar Ghosh
      Director, Sector Manpower - Strategy & Leadership, National Council of Social Service
      Ms Paulin Koh
      Chief Nursing Officer, Office of the Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health
      Ms Melissa Chua
      Head & Senior Principal Speech Therapist, Sengkang General Hospital
      Mr Michael Ong
      Group Director, Allied Health, National University Health System
      Ms Frances Hew Wee Kee
      Deputy Director, Head, Clinical Support
      Dr Lim Yen Peng
      Head and Senior Principal Dietitian, Nutrition and Dietetics Department Tan Tock Seng Hospital
      Assoc Prof Yong Keng Kwang
      Group Chief Nurse, National Healthcare Group
      Assoc Prof Lita Chew Sui Tjien
      Group Director, Group Allied Health, SingHealth
      Assoc Prof Ng Yee Sien
      Senior Consultant, SingHealth
      Mr Eric Ho Chun Keong
      Director (Acting), Allied Health. Deputy Director, Regional Health Office, Woodlands Health
      Ms Jessica Hooi
      Vice Principal, St. Andrew’s Autism School
      Mr Abhimanyau Pal
      Chief Executive Officer, SPD
      Assoc Prof Tan Bhing Leet
      Director of Programmes, Health and Social Sciences, Singapore Institute of Technology