- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan VSCPI
- Post Nominal MSciAdvPreInstMea
- CRICOS code 099249A
- UAC code
Mode of delivery
- In Person
Field of Education
- Academic contact
The Master of Science (Advanced) in Precision Instrumentation and Measurement degree requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
A minimum of 12 units from completion of Science and Society Courses from the following lists:
6 units from completion of the following course:
MGMT7161 New Venture Creation
A minimum of 6 units from courses from the following list
PHYS6205 Physics for Future Leaders
VCPG6003 Leadership and Influence in a Complex World
VCPG6004 Creating Impact
VCPG6002 Mobilising Research
VCPG6001 Unravelling Complexity
SCOM6032 Making Modern Science
SCOM6501 Strategies in Science Communication
SCOM6015 Speaking of Science
SCOM6027 Science and Public Policy
24 units from completion of courses from the following list:
ASTR8016 Optical Instrumentation
PHYS6711 Fundamentals of noise and measurement
EMCS8712 Electronics and Data Analysis
PHYS6502 Photonic Sensing Systems
A minimum of 6 units from completion of Computing courses from the following list:
MATH6111 Scientific Computing
COMP6730 Programming for Scientists
48 units from completion of Research and Research Methodology Courses from the following lists:
12 units from completion of courses from the following list
PHYS8721 Advanced Imaging Techniques
EMCS8722 Advanced Detector Systems
12 units from completion of the following course:
PHYS6701 Rapid Prototyping and Systems Integration (this course must be taken twice in consecutive semesters)
24 units from completion of the research thesis course (24 units) (which can be taken twice over consecutive semesters)
PHYS8000 Masters Research Project
A maximum of 6 units from completion of elective courses offered by the ANU.
Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project to continue to the research component.
Masters (Advanced) program that meets this requirement through the substantial research-based project
Master Research Training
The program requires 24 units of research project, carried out on an individual basis with an academic supervisor at the ANU and assessed through a written thesis of approximately 50 pages and a final oral presentation.
|Year 1 48 units||PHYS6711 Fundamentals of Noise and Measurement 6 units||MATH6111 Scientific Computing 6 units||Elective 6 units||PHYS6701 Rapid Prototyping and Systems Integration 6 units|
|PHYS6502 Photonic Sensing Systems 6 units||EMSC8712 Electronics and Data Analysis 6 units||PHYS6205 Physics for Future Leaders 6 units||PHYS6701 Rapid Prototyping and Systems Integration 6 units|
|Year 2||PHYS8721 Advanced Imaging Methods and Systems 6 units||EMSC8722 Advanced Detector Systems 6 units||PHYS8000 Masters Research Project 12 to 24 units|
|ASTR8016 Optical Instrumentation 6 units||MGMT7161 New Venture Creation 6 units||PHYS8000 Masters Research Project 12 to 24 units|
At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent
- with a grade point average of at least 5.5/7.0
- with at least 8 courses in the field of Physics or Engineering with a grade point average of at least 5.5/7.0
- Mathematics at least at the level of MATH2305 (Ordinary Differential Equations and Vector Calculus)
In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.
Academic achievement & English language proficiency
The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.5/7.0.
However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes.
If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:
• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.
Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.
As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.
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.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
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.
Measurement is at the heart of scientific discovery, and the frontiers of knowledge are expanded through the development of new and more precise instrumentation. This program draws on the history and current expertise of three leading research schools at ANU: the Research School of Physics and Engineering, the Research School of Earth Sciences, and the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Each of these Schools are at the forefront of modern scientific research and have outstanding pedigree in the development of advanced scientific instrumentation. You will be learning from ANU scientists who have worked on projects including: * the design and development of instrumentation for the Nobel-prize winning discovery of gravitational waves * a high-resolution ion microprobe for geological analysis * a high-resolution x-ray computed tomography instrument for the study of porous and disordered materials, and * an integral-field spectrograph for an international, next-generation, thirty-meter class optical telescope.
In this program you have the opportunity to learn the most advanced techniques for studying the heavens, the Earth, and everything in-between. The interdisciplinary expertise you acquire will impact on diverse areas of fundamental scientific research as well as industrial applications. The program aims to produce graduates with deep insight and creative know-how to pursue related careers in science, industry and government, with a focus on innovation, teamwork, and getting results. The degree is a mix of course work and projects, comprising individual and group-based research.
This Advanced program incorporates a research project and thesis
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.
- demonstrate high level knowledge of scientific instrumentation and measurement;
- apply their knowledge of measurement systems and instrumentation to new problems;
- interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to measurement and instrumentation;
- demonstrate theoretical and practical skills relevant to techniques and research methodology in scientific measurement;
- critically analyse data from measurement systems to reach independent conclusions;
- independently perform experimental or theoretical work, interpret and analyse results, write reports and collate data into a thesis;
- demonstrate a critical understanding of science in society;
- clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats
Masters (Advanced) program that meets this requirement through the substantial research-based project
Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.
The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).
Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.
To book an appointment you can:
Phone: 02 6125 4175
Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your Postgraduate coursework checklist for new students. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment.
Further enrolment information can also be found here.
An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here.
Please follow each step and read through the additional information in the pdf guides, especially the ISIS enrolment guide in Step 2 and the How to enrol guide for new students in Step 3.
If you have any issues
enrolling yourself through ISIS please contact us on 02 6125 2809 or email