WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,012 /year
Applications Begin:1 April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of DIagnostic Ultrasound
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus:Doornfontein Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

The purpose of the qualification is to develop a competent professional, who has a thorough knowledge and the skills required for the profession of Diagnostic Ultrasound and who has gained experience in applying such knowledge and skills in accredited workplaces.

Successful completion of this qualification will entitle the student to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Sonographer.

After completion of the programme, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the knowledge of natural and life sciences and pathology that enables application in the clinical field.

2. Assess and perform patient care in a manner which ensures that the patient’s welfare is maintained.

3. Apply the principles of human rights, ethics and medical law which ensure the wellbeing of the patient.

4. Perform the sonographic protocols and procedures to produce optimum quality images in the specified areas of diagnostic ultrasound.

5. Critically assess the sonographic images and apply pattern recognition to determine aberrant appearances in keeping with pathology.

6. Apply the ultrasound specific measures which ensure that the health and safety of patients, self, and colleagues are maintained.

7. Plan, develop and apply total quality management appropriate to the sonographic context.

8. Demonstrate research skills and foster a research climate in Ultrasound imaging.


Anatomy and Physiology 1 ANP01Y1

Applied Physics APP01Y1

Imaging Technology 1 IMT02Y1

Professional Practice PRP01Y1

Pathology PTY01Y1

Ultrasound Clinical Practice 1 UCP01Y1

Ultrasound Practice 1 USP01Y1

Second Year

Anatomy and Physiology 2 ANP01Y2

Professional Practice and Research Principles PRR01Y2

Ultrasound Clinical Practice 2 UCP01Y2

Ultrasound Physics Instrumentation UPI01Y2

Ultrasound Practice 2 USP01Y2

Third Year

Applied Psychology APY01Y3 PRR01Y2

Management Principles and Practice MPP01Y3

Research Methods REM01Y3

Specialized Ultrasound SUS01Y3

Ultrasound Clinical Practice 3 UCP01Y3

Ultrasound Practice 3 USP01Y3

Fourth Year

Radiographic Management RGM01Y4

Research Project 4 RPR01Y4

Specialized Ultrasound SUS01Y4

Ultrasound Clinical Practice 4 UCP01Y4

Ultrasound Practice 4 USP01Y4

Admission Requirements

• All programmes are presented in English only.

• All the programmes require English as a grade 12 subject.

• There are some programmes that accept Mathematics as a grade 12 subject.

• There are some programmes were either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy are accepted as a grade 12 subject;

• Life Orientation is NOT included in the calculation of the Admission Points Score (APS);

• Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place as the University has a specific number of places, as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training, for new undergraduate first years;

NSC Suitable for Degree Studies

Minimum APS – 26

English – 5 (60%)

Mathematics – 4 (50%)

Mathematics literacy – 4 (50%)

Life Sciences – 4 (50%)

Physical Sciences – 4 (50%)


An Admission Point Score of at least 3

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $12
Application Fees for SADC and African Students: $12


Please note the following:

— No application fee will be charged for online applications.

— If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.

An applicant must go to and select online web application.


Paper application forms are available on request at a fee of R200. Please note, there is no payment required for online applications.

NB: If you receive a conditional acceptance letter, your matric results will determine final admission into the programme you have applied for. Only then will you be allowed to register.

Career Opportunities

Practitioners uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of body structures

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $1,012
Tuition Fees for SADC and African Students: $1,195

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R16,780

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies while students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470 before the begin.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, and a non-refundable international levy of R2,000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world (outside Africa) pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, plus a non-refundable international levy of R17,000

International Levy Amount:
-SADC & Africa – R2,000
-Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R16,780) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R‭19,820‬
-an upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-then 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by next 30 April.
-and the final 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 5 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

​​Miss. Dikeledi Dire
Undergraduate Senior Faculty Officer
Miss. Pansy Masala
Faculty Officer