- Length 2 years full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan MNUCL
- CRICOS code 082343J
- UAC code
- Academic contact
The Master of Nuclear Science is a two-year graduate program that gives you the opportunity to study the fundamentals and applications of nuclear science, including materials analysis, dating techniques, nuclear medicine, and nuclear energy.
The ANU Master of Nuclear Science gives you opportunities for laboratory-based training using advanced equipment. It also enables you to develop the scientific background you need for informed debate on nuclear issues, without advocating a particular position.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Explain fundamental concepts of nuclear science to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- Interpret, synthesize and critically evaluate nuclear information as it applies in diverse contexts.
- Use radiation detectors and broadly apply practical knowledge of nuclear measurement methods.
- Perform experimental work, collate data, interpret and analyse results, and write research reports.
- Discuss, interpret and critically analyse contemporary issues of nuclear technology based on a sound knowledge of the nuclear fuel cycle, the alternative types of nuclear reactor, the behaviour and effects of ionizing radiation, and the applications of nuclear accelerators.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 70%.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.
The Master of Nuclear Science requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
A minimum of 12 units from completion of PHYS8207 Special Project
A minimum of 48 units from completion of courses from the following list:
PHYS8201 Fundamentals of Nuclear Science
PHYS8202 Reactor Science
PHYS8203 Accelerators and their application
PHYS8204 Fundamentals of Nuclear Radiation
PHYS8205 Nuclear Fuel Cycle
PHYS8206 Nuclear Measurement
STST8026 Nuclear Strategy in the Asian Century
SCOM8014 Communicating Science with the Public
SCOM8027 Science and Public Policy
A maximum of 36 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
SCOM6016 Science in the Media
SCOM8012 Science Communication and the Web
SCOM8015 Speaking of Science
SCOM8501 Strategies in Science Communication
ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change
ENVS6014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability
ENVS6020 Human Ecology
ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action
ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy
ENVS6101 Environment and Society: Geography of Sustainability
ENVS6103 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research
ENVS6306 Human Futures
ENVS6528 Environmental Policy
PHYS8207 Special Project can be taken more than once.
- Annual indicative fee for international students
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
Students who have completed 48 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Diploma of Science.
Students who have completed 24 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Certificate of Science.
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