Department of Radiography

Mrs. Sindiso Nleya

Mrs. Sindiso Nleya: Chairperson

The Department of Radiography at the National University of Science and Technology aims
to take a leading role in the advancement of diagnostic and therapeutic radiation sciences
through high quality teaching and cutting edge research. We offer comprehensive education
and training in contemporary radiography practice in order to produce practitioners who
remain relevant in a highly dynamic technological environment. We strive to inculcate
patient centred care and evidence based practice as guiding principles in the practice of
radiography. Apart from traditional areas of general radiography, the department focuses on;
radiation physics, radiobiology and radiation protection, advances in medical imaging
technologies, medical ultrasound; radiotherapy; nuclear medicine; and musculoskeletal
image reporting to cater for pertinent needs of the clientele and the industry today.
At undergraduate level, the Department offers BSc Honours in Radiography and the BSc
Special Honours in Radiography degree programs.

At postgraduate level the department offers; MSc in Radiography (Taught); MSc in Medical
Ultrasound (taught) and Master of Philosphy (MPhil) in Radiography/ Ultrasound
(Research) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Radiography/Ultrasound (Research).
In the near future we hope to introduce new programmes that include; HND, DIP in Medical
Ultrasound; the BSc in Radiography (Radiotherapeutic) as well as MSc in Nuclear Medicine.
All undergraduate programmes are currently on full-time basis, except for BSc Special
Honours in Radiography which is offered on Block-Release basis. All Masters Degrees are
offered on a Part-time/Block release basis. The department collaborates with local and
international institutions in order to enhance its research capacity and teaching activities.
To be a world class centre of excellence in teaching, research, innovation and
entrepreneurship in radiography.
To produce world class Radiographer up-to specialist level, fully equipped with skills
and knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic radiation sciences in meeting the
medical needs of our customers.

Our mission is to produce a world class self-reliant, highly competent imaging
practitioner through high quality training and research fostering provision of high
quality, creativity and innovation in imaging sciences in servicing the private and
public institution; locally and worldwide.

Core Values
Achievements of the mission will be guided by the following core values:
  •  Honesty and Integrity
  •  Innovativeness
  •  Excellence and Diligence
  •  Intellectual Freedom
  •  Equity
  •  Social and Environmental Responsibility

Applied Physics unlocks so many areas of employment. Due to the nature of Applied Physics, our graduates can specialise into so many exciting careers like:

  • Instrumentation and Control Engineer
  • Geophysicist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Avionics Engineer
  • Teaching and Research
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Radiation Scientist
  • Meteorologist
  • Material Scientist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Computer Programmer

Radiography also offers career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Radiographer
  • Radiation Protection Scientist
  • Industrial Radiographer
  • Medical Imaging Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Research and Teaching

Our Degree Programmes

BSc. (Honours) in Radiography

Applicants must have obtained a minimum of five passes in the General Certificate of Education...

Master of Philosophy

The course is designed to provide an overview of both the theoretical background and...

BSc. (Special Honours) in Radiography

Applicants must have obtained a minimum of five passes in the...

Doctor Of Philosophy (PhD)

The normal entrance requirement shall be an appropriate Masters Degree.

MSc. in Radiography

This course is designed to meet the development needs of Radiographers currently working in...

MSc. in Medical Ultrasound

The course is designed to provide an overview of both the theoretical background and...

Departmental Staff

Mrs. Sindiso Nleya
Mrs. Sindiso NleyaChairperson
Mrs. Ellen Maguranyanga
Mrs. Ellen Maguranyanga Senior Lecturer
Dr. Lidion Sibanda
Dr. Lidion SibandaSenior Lecturer
Dr. Josephine Tityiwe
Dr. Josephine TityiweLecturer
Mr. Simon Gunda
Mr. Simon GundaLecturer
Mr. Simbarashe Gashirai
Mr. Simbarashe GashiraiLecturer
Mr. Bigboy Rakata
Mr. Bigboy RakataLecturer