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Course Information and Fees

BSc: Diagnostic Ultrasound (NQF Level 8) bachelor of science

Diagnostic Ultrasound (NQF Level 8)

BSc: (bachelor of science)

The aim of this four year professional degree is to develop professionals who, in addition to demonstrating the knowledge and skills required in Diagnostic Ultrasound, have also gained experience in applying such knowledge and skills in the appropriate workplace context.

The Sonographer should be proficient in a range of generic and academic skills, having a broad integrated knowledge of health science. The radiographer should be a reflective practitioner and a life-long learner in the profession in order to benefit the community and society.

The curriculum facilitates the holistic development of the student. Students gain professional skills in the clinical environment. This involves working with patients as part of the Health Care Team.

Career Information
Ultrasound involves the use of high frequency sound waves applied to the body to image internal organs and structures. It is used extensively to image the unborn baby, abdominal and pelvic organs, blood vessels and blood flow and superficial structures such as the thyroid, breast and musculo-skeletal system. The Ultrasonographer works in close collaboration within a multidisciplinary team.

Career Opportunities
Graduates find employment in academic hospitals, community health centres, private and public practice both nationally and internationally, research institutes, and related industries.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

640 ZAR

Second Year

640 ZAR

Third Year

640 ZAR

Fourth Year

640 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /

Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Mrs Maria Hartnick
Telephone: 021 959 8444
Fax: -

Contact: Ms Sonja Fortuin
Telephone: 021 959 6538
Fax: -

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2021 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.