Master of Digital Health

Course information for - 2023 entry

Study mode
1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Fees (first year)*

$27240 Fee-paying

Start dates
ACU Online Term 2 - April, ACU Online Term 3 - July, ACU Online Term 4 - October


Digital health represents a global strategic shift in health promotion, maintenance and restoration across all health disciplines and provides employment opportunities within a range of settings, including hospital information technology, biotechnology and consumer technology, business analytics in health care, and medical and health big data.

A professional working in this industry needs to understand the importance of a digitally connected ecosystem that directly benefits the health care sector. Professionals in this area also need to be equipped with critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to pursue further learning in order to maintain relevance in an industry that is fast-paced and continually evolving.

The Master of Digital Health is designed to ensure that you develop advanced expert knowledge and understanding of industry-relevant digital health concepts, advanced skills as a generalist or in an area of specialisation, and develop multidisciplinary skills suitable for the health and health IT industries.

Professional experience

The Master of Digital Health will provide career- and industry- relevant knowledge and skills. The degree is delivered online, with the option to complete an internship or quality improvement project as a capstone. Its curriculum will provide knowledge and skills immediately applicable to employment situations of the students, thereby having a focus on developing an applied skill base in each student. The degree embeds research-led teaching to deliver evidence-based knowledge and practice for immediate application in industry.


Examples of potential employment settings include:

  • hospital information technology
  • health informatics
  • business analytic roles in the healthcare sector
  • medical software
  • electronic medical records and practice management
  • biotechnology and consumer technology
  • health data
  • strategic and operational leadership

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Master of Digital Health, a student must complete 120 or 160 credit points (cp), dependent on entry pathway.

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AQF framework

Masters (Coursework) - AQF Level 9

Exit Points

Exit Point 

A student who has completed 40 cp of specified units from the Schedule of Unit Offerings may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health.  

A student from Pathway 1, 2, 5 or 6 who has completed 80 cp of specified units from the Schedule of Unit Offerings may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Digital Health. 

A student from Pathway 3 or 4 who has completed 60 cp of specified units and 20 cp of Elective units from the Schedule of Unit Offerings may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Digital Health. 

Additional course information

The program structure also provides the opportunity for elective choices to allow students to tailor the degree to their specific needs. This includes the flexibility to elect additional units in research training to provide students with a pathway into future higher degree research, an opportunity for an industry based internship, as well as the opportunity to specialise in the following three domains: (1) health administration and leadership, (2) data science, and (3) information technology. 

Overseas study available

No, but available to offshore students.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy . 

International applicants must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites: 

Bachelor degree in Health or Information Technology 


Bachelor degree in any other field of study 


ACU’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Health 

NOTE: Applicants having completed ACU’s Graduate Diploma in Digital Health will be eligible for recognition of prior learning of up to 80 credit points. 

NOTE: Applicants having completed ACU’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Health will be eligible for recognition of prior learning of up to 40 credit points. 

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.

Applicants with higher education study

You’ll need to meet the minimum entry requirements for your chosen course.

If your previous study has equipped you with knowledge, skills or experiences that align with the learning outcomes of units in your new course you may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning and you may be able to complete your course sooner. Speak to your course consultant for more information or to discuss your eligibility.

Applicants with work and life experience

You’ll need to meet the minimum entry requirements for your chosen course.

English language requirements

Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you


Pathways into course for applicants with previous study and/or life experience

Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

Graduate Diploma in Digital Health


Course costs

Average first year fee*

$27240 Fee-paying

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 20 credit points (normally 2 units) per term.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per term;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The university reviews fees annually.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, a scholarship and income support. Talk to your course consultant about your options.


You could be eligible for the Scholarship for ACU Online, ACU's Online Campus created to help ACU online students with the costs associated with studying. We also have university wide scholarships you may be eligible for. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.  

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