- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
Study with the best, and at the only university in Australia that offers a Master of Nuclear Science degree.
Over two years, you’ll study the fundamentals and applications of nuclear science, including materials analysis, dating techniques, nuclear medicine, and nuclear energy. You will develop the scientific background you need for informed debate on nuclear issues, without advocating a particular position.
You’ll have access to our cutting-edge equipment, with many opportunities to undertake laboratory-based training, as well as academics who are at the forefront of research in basic and applied nuclear science.
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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 until spring session, 2018
Employment OpportunitiesGraduates of the ANU Master of Nuclear Science can go on to careers in policy development, defence, security or related fields, and to careers in the nuclear industry.
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.
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.
An indicative list of
courses offered by Science can be found here
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.
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.
- 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
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 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.
|Year 1 48 units||M.NucSc course from list 1 6 units||M.NucSc course from list 1 6 units||M.NucSc course from list 1 6 units||M.NucSc course from list 2 6 units|
|M.NucSc course from list 1 6 units||M.NucSc course from list 1 6 units||M.NucSc course from list 1 6 units||M.NucSc course from list 2 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||PHYS8207 Master of Nuclear Science Research Project 6 to 18 units||M.NucSc course from list 1 6 units||M.NucSc course from list 2 6 units||M.NucSc course from list 2 6 units|
|PHYS8207 Master of Nuclear Science Research Project 6 to 18 units||M.NucSc course from list 1 6 units||M.NucSc course from list 2 6 units||M.NucSc course from list 2 6 units|
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:
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.
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