single degree

Graduate Certificate of Nuclear Technology Regulation

A single graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Science

CNTR
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Other Natural and Physical Sci
  • Academic contact
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Other Natural and Physical Sci
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Nuclear Technology Regulation requires completion of 24 units, of which:

12 units must come from completion of the following compulsory courses:

PHYS8201 Fundamentals of Nuclear Science (6 units)

REGN8050 The Policy and Practice of Regulation (6 units)


A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of the following nuclear physics and nuclear security law courses:

LAWS8316 Nuclear Security Law (6 units)

PHYS8202 Reactor Science (6 units)

PHYS8204 Fundamentals of Nuclear Radiation (6 units)

PHYS8205 Nuclear Fuel Cycle (6 units)


A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of the following contextual science communication, policy and engineering courses:

ENGN8100 Introduction to Systems Engineering (6 units)

POGO8138 Science, Technology and Public Policy (6 units)

SCOM8014 Communicating Science with the Public (6 units)


Study Options

Year 1 PHYS8201 Fundamentals of Nuclear Science 6 units REGN8050 REGN8050 The Policy and Practice of Regulation [Winter Session] 6 units from Elective Course List 1: PHYS8202 [Sem 1] or PHYS8204 [Sem 1] or LAWS8316 [Autumn] or PHYS8204 [Sem 2] 6 units from Elective Course List 1 or 2: PHYS8202 [Sem 1] or PHYS8204 [Sem 1] or LAWS8316 [Autumn] or PHYS8204 [Sem 2] or SCOM8014 [Sem 1] or ENGN8100 [Sem 1] or POGO8138

Admission Requirements

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.

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7, or
  • A Bachelor degree with honours or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7, or
  • A completed Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters or PhD degree with a minimum GPA of 4/7 , or
  • 24 units of completed postgraduate courses with a minimum GPA of 4/7, or
  • 5 full-time equivalent years of professional experience at ANZCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.

 

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 4.0/7.0. 

 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.

Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission 

 

Diversity factors

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.

 

Other requirements

Background knowledge equivalent to high-school maths study is recommended but not essential.

Program Indicative Fees
This program is only open to domestic students.
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for this program.
Indicative CSP fees $4008
Students unsuccessful in securing a CSP can study as a DTF student. 
Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF) $16760
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for this program are limited, competitive and awarded on academic merit. There is no application process for a CSP. All students commencing in Semester 2 2022 (including Winter and Spring sessions) will be ranked according to the GPA of the qualification used as the basis of admission.
For more information see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/hecs-help
Students unsuccessful in securing a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) can undertake the program as domestic tuition full fee (DTF) paying students.
For more information on Domestic Tuition fees click here .

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$16,760.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

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.

The Graduate Certificate of Nuclear Technology Regulation is designed to help individual professionals and their organisations understand, develop and apply contemporary Australian and international approaches to the effective regulation of nuclear technology. Application of nuclear technology is integral for a wide range of industries, medical facilities and scientific organisations, but presents risks of environmental, security, safety and non-proliferation that are governed by national as well as international regimes, administered in the Australian case by the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office, and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency.

 

This multi-disciplinary graduate certificate supports professionals with and without a technical background who work with regulatory stakeholders, including business and industry, Territory, State and Federal government agencies, the legislature, community actors and the media. It combines foundational knowledge in nuclear physics with courses on approaches to regulation and nuclear security law, and provides opportunity to focus on nuclear technology, systems engineering, science policy or communication as part of the program.

NOTE: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for this program.
Domestic applicants offered a place to study in this Graduate Certificate commencing their studies in 2022 will be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) under the Job Ready Graduate scheme. Costs are indicated on the Admissions and Fees Tab.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2022

Employment Opportunities

Commercial industry involving nuclear technology applications; Australian Commonwealth and state governments; Australian and international scientific research organisations; international agencies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of foundational issues in the regulation of nuclear technology, in Australia and globally.

  2. Explain the principles and properties of nuclear physics of relevance to the regulation of nuclear technology.

  3. Analyse legal, technical or institutional regulatory policy problems from multiple perspectives.

  4. Communicate regulatory issues arising from the use of nuclear technology to technical and non-technical audiences, both orally and in writing.

Other Requirements

Further Information

Students with prior knowledge in nuclear physics may apply for an exemption from PHYS8201 Nuclear Fundamentals. If a student is exempt from this course, another PHYS coded course from the program orders must be taken instead.

This program is a standalone qualification but can also be used as pathway to further postgraduate study. For detailed information on potential destination Masters programs offered by the Australian National University please check the Programs and Courses catalogue.

Applicants are encouraged to check individual course information, including prerequisites, assumed knowledge and scheduling of individual courses.

This program is available for Semester 1 and Winter Session intake, and can only be completed part-time.

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