The Master of Science in Nuclear Science degree requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
A minimum of 24 units must come from completion of 8000-level courses.
12 units from completion of courses in the following list:
PHYS8201 Fundamentals of Nuclear Science
PHYS8205 Nuclear Fuel Cycle
12 units from completion of Science and Society Courses from the following list:
SCOM6016 Science in the Media
SCOM6012 Science Communication and the Web
SCOM6015 Speaking of Science
SCOM6501 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
18 units from completion of courses in the following list:
PHYS8202 Reactor Science
PHYS8203 Accelerators and their application
PHYS8204 Fundamentals of Nuclear Radiation
A minimum of 12 units from completion of Science and Society courses from the following list:
SCOM6027 Science and Public Policy
SCOM8014 Communicating Science with the Public
STST8026 Nuclear Strategy in the Asian Century
PHYS6205 Physics for Future Leaders
A maximum of a further 6 units of Science and Society Courses not already taken
A minimum of 12 units from completion of Integrative Courses from the following list:
PHYS8206 Nuclear Measurement
PHYS8207 Special Project (can be taken up to three times)
A maximum of 24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU.
Students must complete the Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 5.0 in order to commence the Master degree.
|Year 1 48 units||PHYS8201 Fundamentals of Nuclear Science 6 units||Science and Society Elective 6 units||PHYS8202 Reactor Science 6 units||PHYS8204 Fundamentals of Nuclear Radiation 6 units|
|PHYS8205 Nuclear Fuel Cycle 6 units||Science and Society Elective 6 units||ANU elective||ANU Elective|
|Year 2 48 units||PHYS8203 Accelerators and their application 6 units||STST8026 Nuclear Strategy in the Asian Century 6 units||SCOM8014 Communicating Science with the Public 6 units||ANU Elective|
|PHYS8206 Nuclear Measurement 6 units||PHYS8207 Master of Nuclear Science Research Project 6 to 18 units||PHYS8207 Master of Nuclear Science Research Project 6 to 18 units||ANU elective|
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent
- with a grade point average of at least 5/7
- with at least 8 courses in the fields of Physics or Engineering, also with a grade point average of 5/7
English Language Requirements
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Assessment of Qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
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.
Knowledge of nuclear science is increasingly important across diverse fields, from pure scientific endeavours through to medical physics, industrial processes, mining, security, defence and policy development. The Australian National University is the only university in Australia that offers postgraduate education in nuclear science and is the ideal location to pursue an advanced degree in this growing field.
Over two years, you will study the fundamentals and applications of nuclear science, including materials analysis, dating techniques, nuclear medicine, and nuclear energy. The degree is a mix of coursework and projects, comprising individual and group-based research. You will develop the scientific background you need for informed debate on nuclear issues, without advocating a particular position.
You will have access to the cutting-edge equipment in the laboratories of the Australian Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility, with many opportunities to undertake laboratory-based training, as well as access to academics who are at the forefront of research in basic and applied nuclear science. Some examples of where our graduates have found themselves include: research roles, both fundamental (university) and applied (medical/industrial); regulatory roles in the commercial (mining) and government (radiation protection, customs, security) sectors; and analyst and policy roles in government. Our graduates occupy senior roles across a range of private companies and government departments.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2019
- demonstrate high-level knowledge of nuclear science concepts
- apply knowledge of nuclear science to new problems;
- interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to nuclear science;
- demonstrate theoretical and practical skills relevant to techniques and research methodology in nuclear science;
- critically analyse nuclear systems and nuclear data to reach independent conclusions;
- demonstrate a critical understanding of science in society;
- clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats.